Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Taking a flight back in time: Paul Allen
launches warplane collection
By Peyton Whitely
Times Snohomish County bureau
ARLINGTON, Snohomish County — Over
the past several years, billionaire Paul
Allen assembled an extensive collection of
vintage aircraft few people knew about.
While his collections of rock 'n' roll and
science-fiction memorabilia spawned two
high-profile Seattle museums, Allen has
largely kept his collection of warplanes out
of the public eye.
Bush National Archive Nominee Criticized
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
WASHINGTON — Some historians and professional groups are complaining about not being consulted before President Bush nominated a historian to head the National Archives who is best known for a book that concluded Alger Hiss was a Soviet spy.
Bush nominated historian and former university professor Allen Weinstein on April 8 to be the national archivist, to replace John Carlin, a former Democratic governor of Kansas and dairy farmer who has held the job nineyears. Carlin previously had said he intended to stay until his 65th birthday in summer 2005,partly to oversee a massive electronic upgrade of the archives, which is responsible for maintaining government records.
Casa Grande Valley Newspaper
Sharing a vision of CG history
By DOREEN OBERMEYER, Staff Writer April 20, 2004
The walls of photographer Steve Wagoner's classroom at Casa
Grande Union High School are covered with pictures. There are silvery
nightscapes by Ansel Adams; migrant family portraits by New Deal
Era photographer Dorothea Lange; framed studies in black and white
of people and places captured by students since moved on.
NFAI to take up digitalisation of archives
Pune, April 21. (UNI): The National Film Archives of India (NFAI)
will soon undertake a digitalisation programme for preservation of the
archives and promote renowned classics through film festivals in
collaboration with FTII and agencies like Institutes of Mass
Communication and Univesities.
Talking to UNI after the advisory committee meeting here today, Jt.
Secretary Information and Broadcasting and Chairman of the Advisory
Committee, U S Bhatia, said that Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned for a
developing a new centre for preservation of films at Paud Road. The
land has been given by FTII for the purpose
NASA Seeks Partnership in Digitial Imagery
NASA wants to make the historic imagery captured by the agency's exploration activities accessible to the public. NASA
has requested proposals to digitize and consolidate agency analog, still, film, video and graphic imagery for easier public
online research and retrieval.
A comprehensive database of historical, educational and commercially viable material will be developed by a partnership
between NASA and an organization or group. NASA has more than 115,000 film and video titles and millions of still
images documenting the history of America's space program.
Document Management Implementation
Drowning in Documents
There are solid business reasons to implement a data-management system.
We'll tell you how to handle the deluge.
Mar 18, 2004 | By Sean Doherty
Imagine winning the Powerball lottery. Before everyone and their
sister starts calling you, you'd better get a good accountant. For
enterprises, content is wealth, and products that care for that
content can be as indispensable as a shrewd money manager. Not
surprisingly, DM (document-management) vendors are clamoring
to help enterprises create, store, search and serve data to
employees, clients and customers. And they'll find a market: 63
percent of 750 U.S. businesses with average revenue of $1.6 billion
said they plan to increase their investments in content management,
according to a December 2003 Yankee Group study.
The Decatur Daily
Life without the Internet
The Internet is broken. At least, it is at Emory University. No Internet,
no e-mail, no Instant Messenger, no Kazaa. I don't know what I'm
going to do.
File under 'nightmare': information overload has acquired a regulatory dimension, forcing senior executives to take notice. (Management).CFO, Magazine for Senior Financial Executives, Summer, 2003, by Bob Violino
Not long ago, the topics of data retention and records management elicited yawns from senior executives. After all, the storing of old documents and E-mails hardly seemed like a strategic imperative. But if those executives are yawning now, it's not from boredom but from being up all night worrying.
Data retention is yet another new priority created as a result of corporate accounting scandals and Sarbanes-Oxley. What had once been the domain of file clerks has suddenly become an agenda item for CEOs and corporate boards concerned about the consequences of failing to keep certain records for specified periods of time.
NARA taking records management to the
By Jason Miller
The Office of Management and Budget and the
National Archives and Records Administration
are working on incorporating records
management into agency IT business cases and
as a layer in the Federal Enterprise Architecture.
Contracts planned for ERA design
BY Florence Olsen
April 21, 2004
National Archives and Records Administration officials expect to award two contracts in
midsummer or early fall for the design phase of the agency's ambitious Electronic Records
The program to preserve a digital record of federal government policies and operations will
create large business opportunities and huge archival-science challenges, Reynolds Cahoon,
NARA's chief information officer and assistant archivist, told a business group today. The
administration has requested $36 million for ERA in fiscal 2005.
Agencies shred past by the ton
By Joyce Howard Price
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Federal agencies trying to expand and modernize
face a dilemma about what to do with tons of
historical documents acquired over two centuries.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has
begun shredding about 35 million patent
documents _ some dating back to the agency's
creation on July 30, 1790 _ as it moves toward full
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