Information wrt DBMSs (Information Technology, South Carolina)

Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP filed this request with the Information Technology, South Carolina of Charleston, SC.
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From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

For all DBMSs owned, maintained, operated, contracted with/through, or supported by the Information Technology - or similar - department(s) within your city, please provide me with the following information:

-Underlying engine (eg, postgres, mysql, mariadb, cockroachdb, Mongodb, Oracle database, sybase, MSAccess, SQL Server, VoltDB, RethinkDB, Chronos, Elasticsearch, etcd, cassandra, etc)
-Names of software that connect to each DBMS
-Names of departments that use information within the DBMS
-Schema of database (preferably, with granularity down to column names)
-Contract identifier for each database, if relevant

I understand that the information respondent to this request may require the creation of new documents - if that will be the case, then please provide me with documents that may contain the information (eg, documentation, contracts, etc). I am also happy to narrow the scope of my request if necessary.

Please also let me know if any help is needed with discovering any DBMS services. My background is in distributed systems systems administration and I can offer technical tips or advice if it would be helpful in any way.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. As I believe the information respondent to this request outweighs the costs and burden, I would like to kindly request a fee waiver.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.

With gratitude,
Matt Chapman,
Free Our Info, NFP

From: Information Technology, South Carolina

Good Afternoon Mr. Chapman,

We are in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request dated July 5, 2018, regarding the "information for all emails sent during January 2017," more specifically:

* From address

* To address

* Bcc addresses

* Cc addresses

* Time

* Date

As it pertains to "access to public documents," S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-15, please note that the South Carolina FOIA defines a "public record" in terms of certain documentary materials "prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by a public body." S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-20(c). The South Carolina FOIA does not require a public body such as the City of Charleston to devote staff time or to expend other public resources to create new records that were not previously in existence for purposes of responding to and fulfilling FOIA requests. See S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-30(a)(2).

In responding to your FOIA request, the City did not locate any documents in existence responsive to your request.

Should you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you,

Kelsey Sanna|Paralegal
City of Charleston|Legal Department
50 Broad Street|Charleston, SC 29401
T:(843) 727-4622| sannak@charleston-sc.gov<mailto:sannak@charleston-sc.gov> | www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>
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