For over 5 years now I have been collecting and posting to the US archives and records listservs weekly compilations of news stories related to records and information management. Increasingly the search engines I use are turning up more stories from the UK. down below is the result of last weeks web scouring. It is no problem to collect and post these if these two lists think it is of benefit.
Kipling's 'missing Stalky and Co chapter' found in school
By Catherine Milner, Arts Correspondent
The "missing chapter" of Rudyard Kipling's celebrated
book Stalky and Co has been found in a school library.
Decision to Delete Huntley Records 'Astonishing'
By Nick Allen and Tom Whitehead, PA News
The decision by Humberside Police to delete records of sex allegations against
child killer Ian Huntley was â€œastonishingâ€œ, the Information Commissioner
Richard Thomas has concluded.
Mr Thomas today gave a damning verdict of the Humberside forceâ€™s
handling of Huntley in a submission to the inquiry investigating how he was
able to get a job as a school caretaker in Soham, Cambridgeshire, where he
murdered 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in August 2002.
By Terri Judd
25 February 2004
The Association of Chief Police Officers fiercely
criticised the Government's Information
Commissioner yesterday, accusing him of
undermining the safety of children by ordering
the destruction of important criminal intelligence.
CSW to prove concept of Welsh 'Single Record'
25 Feb 2004
Oxford-based CSW Health has been awarded a contract by NHS Wales to develop
a Technical Proof of Concept (TPoC) for the Integrated Electronic Health Record -
Single Record' - for the NHS in Wales.
The TPoC work represents a first stage in implementing the Welsh NHS IT
strategy, Informing Healthcare and will inform the development of a full business
case for the Single Record project and subsequent procurement.
Lost Churchill images a skip in time
CONSUMER AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT
IMAGES of Winston Churchill which were believed to have been lost are set
for auction after being rescued from a rubbish bin.
The 70-page photo album, of some 150 black-and-white images, lays out
Churchillâ€™s time in Lord Asquithâ€™s Liberal government between 1908 to
1915, when he was first lord of the admiralty. Many of them have not been
published for more than 90 years.
QuickTime makeover for Pathe archives
By Macworld staff
Thousands of hours of historical news footage is being encoded into
QuickTime format, and will soon be available on the British Pathe Web site.
According to Apple this will be the first digital news resource of its kind.
The content was originally available only in Windows Media format. Peter
Fydler, who initiated the scheme when employed by Pathe (he is now director
of marketing at ITN's archive) said: "QuickTime 6 is far superior, but it
wasn’t released until Spring 2002. So when we started the coding in 2001,
we had to go with Windows Media 8".
26 February 2004
Inaugural Meeting Of Friends of Powys
The inaugural meeting of the Friends of Powys (Wales) Archives
was held in Rhayader Leisure Centre on Friday 20th February.
Around thirty people attended the meeting of the group, which
provides a forum for individuals and groups to expand their
knowledge of the history of Powys.
The inquiry will focus on how police intelligence was
handled, vetting procedures, and why information was not
shared between agencies that dealt with Huntley
Huntley warning deleted from police records
3.09PM, 26 Feb 2004
Meet the raider of the lost Vivaldi archives
Feb 27 2004
By Stephen Douglas Daily Post Correspondent
IT IS the kind of moment that most academics spend their
lifetimes dreaming about experiencing once.
But the release this week of the first recording of a
newlyidentified Vivaldi piece will mark the second
discovery of the great Italian composer's lost works by
Liverpool University Professor Michael Talbot.
The 61 year-old don is a leading authority on the famous
composer, and unearthed the 260 year-old musical piece
"Nisi Dominus" while checking through historical
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