Technological Options for Capturing and Reporting Parliamentary Proceedings
The advent of the Internet has increased the demand for access to the records of parliamentary proceedings in text, audio and video formats. Parliamentarians and staff, journalists and the general public now expect proceedings to be made available in a timely and accurate way. Efficient publication of parliamentary proceedings online has become an important benchmark for evaluating the openness and transparency of a parliament, as well as a tool for enabling participation in the law-making process.
This practical handbook draws on the experiences and practices of several legislatures. It is intended to help parliaments to take informed decisions when developing their capacity to publish records of plenary and committee proceedings. It will be of particular interest to parliaments that do not yet publish their proceedings regularly or on a timely basis. It should also serve those that are looking to identify best practices and deliver better services.