‘A lasting legacy'
May 14, 2004 - When Rabbi Morris Silverman published his in-depth historical overview
of the Jewish community in Hartford -- "Hartford Jews, 1659-1970" n a group of local
individuals decided it was time a local Jewish Historical Society be formed.
In 1971, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford was founded as a Yiddish
committee affiliated with the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center.
"This group of people realized there was a history -- a Hartford Jewish history -- that
needed to be preserved," said Marsha Lotstein, longtime director of the JHS.
Tue May 11 15:13:11 2004 Pacific Time
Grateful Dead Foundations Help Preserve UC
Santa Cruz Archive of Renowned Composer Lou
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 11 (AScribe Newswire) -- Two foundations established by members of the Grateful Dead have contributed funds to help preserve the archive of the latee composer Lou Harrison at University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Rex Foundation, founded by the Grateful Dead and friends in 1984, and the Unbroken Chain Foundation, established in 1997 by Phil and Nancy Lesh, have each donated $10,000 to UC Santa Cruz to support the Lou Harrison Archive in the University Library Special Collections.
Granddaddy of all road maps A massive 1894
map of the county that still influences surveying
decisions needs to find a path to preservation
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
VANCOUVER I nterstate 5 is missing, Battle Ground isn't there.
Vancouver is a collection of streets adjoining the United States Military
But an 1894 map -- measuring 11 feet by 17 feet, rolled up like a carpet and resting on a dark shelf
of the Clark County records center -- still holds a key to county road planning and development.
May 11. 2004 1:42PM
Pittsfield stakes its claim in baseball history
By ADAM GORLICK
Associated Press Writer
fficials and historians in this western Massachusetts city released a 213-year-old document Tuesday that
they say is the earliest written reference to baseball - produced decades before Abner Doubleday is said
to have written the rules for the game.
The evidence comes in a 1791 by-law that aims to protect the windows in Pittsfield's new meeting house by
prohibiting anyone from playing baseball within 80 yards of the building.
Historian John Thorn was doing research on the origins of baseball when he found a reference to the by-law in
an 1869 book on Pittsfield's history.
New York Times
In Library's Back Pages, a Vivid History
By JOSEPH BERGER
Published: May 11, 2004
Here, in a series of businesslike reports, the Lower East Side of legend breathes again.
The reports were compiled annually by the librarians of the 95-year-old Seward
Park branch to let the New York Public Library's central administrators know how better
to meet the neighborhood's needs. But in doing so, the librarians' observations -
sometimes in prosaic bureaucratese, sometimes in vivid, tender fashion - chronicled
changes in the neighborhood's ethnic makeup, economics and schooling. Their reports
also singled out the books that riveted readers or that reflected solutions residents were
seeking to the anxieties of their times.
E-mail policies save face, lawsuits
By Joyce Chutchian, Editor
12 May 2004 | SearchDomino.com
CHICAGO -- Be careful the next time you hit "send" on a business e-mail
because your message could wind up in your boss's hands, in front of a judge or plastered in the newspaper, one expert warned at last week's Enterprise Messaging Decisions conference.
"Litigation is the No. 1 risk that employees face with employee e-mail," said Nancy Flynn, executive director at the ePolicy Institute in Columbus, Ohio. "People make inadvertent mistakes, and the opposing counsel is hoping there are smoking-gun e-mails they can use against you."
Fourteen percent of workplace e-mail is subpoenaed in lawsuits, she said. Drafting and enforcing an e-mail policy -- one that includes specifics on how long a company should keep e-mail -- is the best way to prevent employee e-mail from cauusing a problem, Flynn advised.
Shredding Identity Trail
POSTED: 6:42 pm CDT May 11, 2004
UPDATED: 6:45 pm CDT May 11, 2004
LEWISVILLE, Texas -- Identity thieves stop at nothing, including digging
through corporate or residential trash bins, to find documents containing
personal information. To protect themselves, many people now take the extra
effort of destroying personal documents before discarding them.
Rand: Feds protect maps
BY Sarita Chourey
May 10, 2004
Terrorists have lots of options in gathering mission-critical information, so they're not likely
to turn to geospatial information as their first source, according to a report from Rand Corp.
Publicly available geospatial data often lacks the detail and timeliness that terrorists require
for planning, researchers said. As a result, Rand officials found that less than one percent of
the 629 federal data sets they studied appeared to have notable value to would-be attackers.
These sites, which have since been removed, combined useful and unique information,
according to the Rand report, entitled "Mapping the Risks."
Records group readies report
BY Sara Michael
May 12, 2004
A working group formed to recommend policies for managing electronic records expects to
finish its initial report in a few months and plans to develop a tool box next year to help
agencies tackle archiving.
The first objective of the Electronic Records Policy Working Group, formed under the
E-Government Act of 2002, was to identify barriers to effective management of electronic
records. Officials have held several targeting meetings and sought comments through the
Federal Register. They will complete the first report by about mid-September, said Michael
Kurtz, assistant archivist of the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of
Krasnostein, NAB Pups and document
Occasional Crikey banking program
Whilst several NAB directors pack their bags and prepare to ride off into the sunset and corporate oblivion, Australian institutions and the ubiquitous’˜well respected analysts’ (and informed and respected journalists) now have time to look at the bill of goods they’ve been sold by NAB. A pet shop of pups more like it. Meanwhile , back at the ranch, NAB’s Chief General Counsel, David Krasnostein, has apparently been locked out, Ferrier Hodgson are investigating Krasnostein’s document retention Policy’ and APRA is lolling about with its tummy aces high and feet in the air - business culture as usual in NAB land and the local instos are still fat, dumb and happy. Don Boardwalk reports.
The Northwest Telegraph
Old pics of the North West sought
By Ciaran [log in to unmask]
12 May 2004
AN appeal has been launched for old photographs or
film footage of the North West for use in an ambitious
The North West Digital Film Archive initiative will
feature a large range of images of the region through
Baton Rouge Advocate
Police suing for records
Union petition seeks fees, penalty for New Iberia, mayor
By PATRICK COURREGES
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NEW IBERIA -- The New Iberia police union has shown it is ready to take legal
action in the running fight with city government. The New Iberia Policemen's
Association petitioned the 16th Judicial District on May 7 to force the city to turn
over budget and audit records, to punish Mayor Ruth Fontenot and the city for not
having done so, and to make the city pay the legal fees involved.
Salt Lake City Weekly
Why did West Jordan wait three years to cough up
an investigation into city affairs?
by Katharine Biele
Business Partners Rally Behind IBM's Compliance Software to Help Customers Meet Industry and
SOMERS, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/12/2004 -- IBM today announced that more than 20 business partners are supporting
its recently released compliance software offerings that can help organizations automate tasks associated with managing,
retaining and securing business information to meet industry and government mandates.
Business partners that are adopting the new software to help customers address regulatory mandates include Abreon Group,
Acumen Advanced Technologies, Ascential Software, Blue World Information Technology, iLumin, iRise, GlobalVision
Consulting GmbH, Hyperion, Informatica, QuickCompliance, Silicon Plains Technologies, SkillSoft and ZipLip.
Body of Evidence
Part art, part science, a
computer forensics practice
requires more planning and
investment than technology
vendors would have you
US hit by 57 million phishing attacks in one year
May 05, 2004, 17:45 BST
Fifty-seven million US Internet users have received a phishing email in the past year,
according to Gartner
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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