Heather Briston wants people to
share some of her amazement.
The University of Oregon
archivist oversees nearly 12,000
boxes split between the Baker
Downtown Center and the
Knight Library. They include
everything from the papers of
former presidents to the final
draft for the "Animal House"
New Britain Herald
Town gets new records system
By JC REINDL , Staff Writer 05/24/2004
PLAINVILLE -- A new Town Hall filing system will offer thousands of
pages of land records with a simple keystroke and will save the public
time and the town money, according to the town clerk.
The computerized system will allow individuals to quickly and easily locate all future and
past Plainville land records dating back 30 years, according to town clerk Carol Skultety.
Media missing at Los Alamos
BY Sarita Chourey
May 21, 2004
An effort to reduce Classified Removable Electronic Media (CREM) at Los Alamos
National Laboratory has yielded what federal officials call an accounting discrepancy and a
watchdog group characterizes as a national security breach.
Workers discovered the discrepancy in their account May 17 during a reinventory of
classified media, according to officials. But laboratory and Project on Government
Oversight (POGO) officials present different versions of the circumstances surrounding the
Treasury buys ZyLab software
BY Florence Olsen
May 24, 2004
ZyLab Technologies has sold an enterprisewide software license for $375,000 to the
Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
The six-year license gives the bureau's 450 employees the ability to use every document
management and retrieval software module that ZyLab sells, according to company officials
who announced the deal.
Couple donates rare books to State archives
The collection includes handwritten manuscripts on astrology in Sanskrit
Express News Service
Vadodara, May 23 A City-based
couple, who say they are
descendants of a royal astrologer,
have donated around 100 rare books
on astrology to the State Archives
Department. Jitendra and Ansuya
Bhatt donated the books, including
several handwritten manuscripts in
Sanskrit, to ensure that they are
preserved in good condition.
Allchin named as proof of MS
email destruction policy is
By John Lettice
Published Monday 24th May 2004 13:20Â GMT
Evidence of a Microsoft corporate policy to destroy sensitive or
incriminating emails is being sought by a US Court. Last week
Judge Frederick Motz of Baltimore District Court ordered Microsoft
to search backup tapes for evidence that in 2000 Jim Allchin
instructed employees to destroy emails relating to the company's
negotiations with Burst, which is currently suing Microsoft alleging
theft and anticompetitive conduct.
Microsoft finds itself in email hole
Might have ordered evidence deleted
By INQUIRER staff: Monday 24 May 2004, 07:38
THE REDMOND colossus that straddles the fair city of Seattle has found itself in a bit
of legal hot water over the alleged destruction of some evidence.
According to Network Windows and other wires, a federal judge is a bit miffed that a
senior Microsoft vice president seems to have ordered his staff to destroy email records
related to the Burst.com law suit.
Judge demands Microsoft explain email deletion
May 24, 2004, 08:40 BST
Microsoft must search its systems for information relating to a top exec's command to
destroy old emails, a US judge has ruled
A Baltimore federal judge has asked Microsoft to search its own computers and archives for
information that could help explain a top executive's instructions to destroy old emails.
District Judge J. Frederick
Motz ordered the company on Thursday to interview attorneys and search for any record of discussions leading to a January 2000 email from Windows Group vice president James Allchin, in which he ordered Windows division employees to destroy emails after 30 days.
Both sides can live with revised version of Sunshine Law
By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Revisions to Missouri's
Sunshine Law recently approved by the Missouri
Legislature could be viewed as a textbook example of
successful political compromise: Neither side got everything they wanted, both
sides are dissatisfied with certain provisions, but everybody says the final result is
one they can live with.
The Valley News
‘Cookies’ catch town employees with their hands in the jar
by Carol Thompson
A review of Town of Schroeppel computer usage suggests that town employees
have accessed the Internet for personal use more often than for town business.
Under the Freedom of Information Law, The Valley News requested the Internet
"cookies" for computers used by the highway clerk, the community services
office, the dog-control office, the assessor's office, and the town clerk.
Among the records provided by the town in compliance with the law, internet
records revealed visits to shopping websites such as the online auction site Ebay
and Just My Size, a woman's large-size apparel store.
Provo Daily Herald
IN OUR VIEW Unnecessary precautions
The Daily Herald
When Utah County put voter registration records
online, it was a triumph for open government. The
records are public documents.
But earlier this month, the county took a giant leap
If you go to the county's Web site now to view the
voter list, you are required to submit a person's
name and birthdate.
Public's right to know needs
This story was published Monday, May 24th, 2004
The public's access to government always has been a lot dicier proposition
than it ought to be, considering that it's the bureaucrats who work for us.
But thanks to a misguided ruling by the state Supreme Court, it's now easier
than ever for government officials to escape scrutiny and duck
Content control gains breadth
Documentum, Interwoven push ECM lines
By Cathleen Moore May 24, 2004
ECM (enterprise content management) continues to expand its role in the enterprise, bringing under its wing once separate functions
such as collaboration, BPM (business process management), and records management. Interwoven, Documentum, Vignette, Stellent,
and Epitome Systems are leading the way.
E-Voting Woes Prompt Virginia Study
By Robert MacMillan
washingtonpost.com Staff Writer
Monday, May 24, 2004; 12:28 PM
Virginia General Assembly leaders say they will soon
appoint members of a new commission that will study the
security and reliability of electronic voting machines, a
response to growing concerns that new-generation voting
technology may be riddled with problems.
Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory Selects
EKM and Surety for Electronic Lab Notebook Pilot
Monday May 24, 10:23 am ET
Systems Needed to Preserve Accountability in a Data-Rich
By Peter Coffee
May 24, 2004
Even where good "corporate memory" systems are in place, we lose
information to technology changes, technology failures and individual
acts of carelessness or concealment.
The story is familiar—even though its details
are new. A person entrusted with power and
responsibility comes under suspicion of
misconduct, and sensitive information
controlled by that person suddenly goes
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