County history is an open book
By BETSY GILLILAND , Staff Writer 05/10/2004
WEST GOSHEN -- The telephone in the county commissioners’ office
rang about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Commissioners’ Chairwoman Carol Aichele picked up her receiver to find a third-grader at
St. Norbert’s School in Tredyffrin on the line. The student had a project due later in the
day, she said, and he had a few questions.
Lebanon Daily News
Article Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:48:01 AM EST
Project will preserve newspapers in state
By James G. Beidler
Newspapers often are called the "rough draft of
history," but for genealogists that rough draft --
especially in the 19th century -- included slice-of-life details about specific ancestors that are
available from no other source.
Almost every genealogist has a "things found on the way to something else" story relating to
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Posted on Sun, May. 09, 2004
Wilson died sober
Biography of AA co-founder shows icon_s
By David Von Drehle
During her research for a biography of Alcoholics
Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, author Susan
Cheever dug through the just-opened archives at
Stepping Stones, Wilson_s longtime home outside
New York City. Alongside an archivist, she sifted
reams of material that had not been looked at in
Thomas Robinson has devoted himself to a dying medium film
photography -- and he has millions of negatives to prove it
Sunday, May 09, 2004
INARA VERZEMNIEKS THE OREGONIAN
One of the most fascinating collections of old photographs in the Northwest
resides not in a museum or a historical society, but in a cluttered three-story
home on a quiet Northeast Portland street. This is the home of Thomas
Robinson, a thin, graceful, heron-like man with almond-shaped eyes and
long hair that brushes his shoulders.
May 10, 2004
FAA Manager Mangled, Cut, Destroyed 9/11 Tapes
By Liz Swaine
Information provided to the commission investigating the U.S. government's response to terrorist threats prior to September 11, 2001, names an FAA quality manager in the destruction of an audiotape made in the aftermath of the 9/11 hijackings.
Ottawa Business Journal
When companies dread to shred
By Scott Foster, Ottawa Business Journal Staff
Mon, May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST
Originally, David Wilson thought it would be an
But the arduous process of tracking down all his
company's documents and categorizing them to comply
with the firm's new document retention and destruction
policy is now going on three years.
Hunting down company records and sifting through
them to decide what to keep, how to keep it and what to
shred has become increasingly important, said Wilson,
Alcatel's vice-president and general counsel of legal
Group wants to force city to keep website
By:By Tom Jennemann
Reporter staff writer 05/09/2004
A local citizen's group wants to breathe new life into legislation that
would require access to public documents through the city's
website and e-mail. The group, People For Open Government
(POG) had written, developed and introduced an "Electronic
Access Ordinance" in November 2003, but the proposed legislation
has been lingering in committee for months. POG wants the issue
to be reopened for public discussion and to progress to a vote by
the council. POG believes that there has been a remarkable
advance in the use of information technology in the private sector
and are petitioning Hoboken government to be equally
Rocky Mountain News
Info systems slated for remake
Ex-cable exec takes reins as Denver CIO
By Jeff Smith, Rocky Mountain News
May 10, 2004
Michael Locatis, Denver's new chief information officer, wastes no time
debunking the notion that life is easier in the public sector.
"I'm working much harder than in the private sector," the 45-year-old
former Time Warner Cable executive volunteers at the beginning of a
New Zealand Herald
20,000 Hutt Hospital records damaged
Hutt Hospital doctors will have to work with incomplete
medical records in some cases because floods have
damaged 20,000 files and x-rays.
San Francisco Chronicle
Administration accused of exploiting U.S. secrets
Critics say politics impinges in release of classified
Charlie Savage, Boston Globe
Washington -- The Bush administration is coming under
fire for allegedly allowing political concerns to determine
what it deems to be sensitive national security material
following a series of document declassifications that critics
claim were timed for strategic advantage.
In several recent cases, the administration first refused
requests for information by saying that releasing it would
jeopardize national security, then released that same
information itself at a moment when it became politically
expedient to do so -- leaving the impression that it was safe
to release all along.
Money & Business
By Lou Dobbs
Is nothing private anymore?
Millions of American jobs are at risk of being outsourced overseas. And with those jobs, we are also
exporting proprietary records, intellectual property, and business intelligence. As more industries shift
work to cheap foreign labor markets, foreign workers gain access to some of the most private information about American citizens and businesses.
ZyLAB Receives DoD 5015.2 Records Management
Certification Received After Comprehensive Testing of ZyIMAGE by U.S.
Department of Defense Officials; ZyIMAGE is One of Only Three Fully Web-Based Solutions DoD 5015.2 Compliant
New York Times
Illuminating Blacked-Out Words
By JOHN MARKOFF
Published: May 10, 2004
European researchers at a security
conference in Switzerland last
computer-based techniques that can
identify blacked-out words and
phrases in confidential documents.
May 7, 2004 • Vol.26 Issue 19
The Dream Data Center
If Money Were No Object, Here’s What Your Workplace Would
Imagine if there were a “Wheel Of Fortune” for data center managers
and CIOs. A few spins of the wheel, you solve the puzzle, and
suddenly you have thousands of dollars to spend only on data center
products. The camera pans to cooling systems, biometric access
controllers, and redundant everything. What would you pick?
The importance of encrypting
data in storage
Monday 10th May 2004
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Storage companies must be having a field day. It is estimated that around 80% of
all business information is now stored in electronic form - all of which must be
carefully and securely stored, not least to comply with the wide variety of
legislation that has been passed recently, making us more accountable for the
integrity of our business information.
Compliance with these regulations means that companies must be able to
produce business records on demand, with different laws specifying different
periods of time over which the data must be kept securely. This includes all sorts
of records, from databases to informal e-mail systems.
Digital can't beat hard copy
MAY 11, 2004
DIGITAL media can't compete with archival-quality paper when it comes to
long-term storage of images. That's the common finding of many researchers across
the globe, despite the promise from many manufacturers that media such as CD and
DVD will last up to 100 years.
Anyone who reaches for their grandmother's photo album will notice some
deterioration in the quality of the black-and-white prints inside, but faces in photos
printed on ordinary developer's paper in 1942 are still easily recognisable.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of pictures on a CDR purchased in 2002.
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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