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RAIN (Records/Archives In the News) is a daily compilation of news
stories from around the world.

The New Zealand Herald, Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:20 PM PDT
Defence chief's resignation demanded
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10121914
National is calling for the resignation of the Defence Force Chief
after he was found to have intimidated witnesses in a personal
grievance case. The
Employment Court has ordered Air Marshal Bruce Ferguson to pay $25,000
to Army
archivist Dolores Ho.

Houston Chronicle, Thu, 21 Apr 2005 10:34 PM PDT
Archive opens doors to the past
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/rssstory.mpl/metropolitan/3147446
Even though Harris County Archivist Sarah Jackson worked her way
through thousands of volumes of records, she can assuredly count on
more. "The
county is always producing records. They're being produced today," she
said.

Dundas Star News, Fri, 22 Apr 2005 4:32 AM PDT
Grant will improve access to history
http://www.dundasstarnews.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=brabant/Layout/Article&c=Article&cid=1114120216308&call_pageid=1069851996007&col=1073476868082
The Dundas Historical Society Museum will improve access to local
history with a $46,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Carolyn Westoby,
curator of the Dundas Museum at 139 Park St. W., said this was the
first Trillium
grant application she's been a part of.

DOCUMENTUM puts up a united front
IT Week - Haarlem,Netherlands
... enables users to convert desktop documents and rich media files
(such
as ... to determine who has access to certain documents, and digital
shredding
to prevent ...
<http://www.itweek.co.uk/news/1162644>

`AN awful lot of destruction'
Trenton Times - Trenton,NJ,USA
... who also works for the state Department of the Treasury, removed
sensitive
documents from the debris that had been scheduled for shredding before
Tuesday's fire ...
<http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1114157405311770.xml>


PROFESSOR Exaggerates Risk During Stolen Laptop Tirade
WLS - Chicago,IL,USA
... professor at University of California, Berkeley, tried just this
tactic
with a lecture hall full of students in an attempt to get his stolen
laptop
back. ...
<http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/FinancialSecurity/story?id=692448&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312>

CYBER security has its limits
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... In March, a laptop was stolen from University of California at
Berkeley
-- another computer security powerhouse -- with the names and Social
Security
numbers ...
<http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/regional/s_326822.html>

BLOOD, medical records stolen
KWQC-TV - Davenport,IA,USA
... Officials say it took days for workers to realize the damaged box
had
contained medical samples that were supposed to be delivered to a lab
for tests. ...
<http://www.kwqc.com/Global/story.asp?S=3246470>

IRON Mountain Admits Tape Loss, Recommends Encryption
InternetNews.com - USA
... but the admission comes on the heels of announcements from Bank of
America and Ameritrade that the financial firms had lost backup tapes
containing customer ...
<http://www.internetnews.com/storage/article.php/3499731>

ANALYSIS: New laws to fight ID theft urged
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
... consumers was sold to thieves who pretended to be legitimate
customers,
and Bank of America confirmed the loss of backup computer tapes with
information
on 1.2 ...
<http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050421-032943-2606r.htm>

ERASE it, completely!
Network Magazine India - Mumbay,India
... for erasing data such as sensitive patient records or financial ...
Common measures include one-pass overwrites, degaussing, physical
destruction,
and physically ...
<http://www.networkmagazineindia.com/200504/vendorvoice03.shtml>


NEW guide to local archives
Hampstead and Highgate Express - London,England,UK
The improved version of Studying Camden, which was first published in
1989,
is aimed at schoolchildren and teachers. The black-and ...
<http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/content/camden/hamhigh/news/story.aspx?brand=NorthLondon24&category=Newshamhigh&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newshamhigh&itemid=WeED21%20Apr%202005%2014%3A04%3A14%3A190>

OBU'S Wendy Richter becomes state's new historian
Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia,AR,USA
After serving 15 years as the archivist at Ouachita Baptist University's
Riley-Hickingbotham ... Commission is to keep and care for the official
archives of the ...
<http://www.siftingsherald.com/articles/2005/04/22/news/news1.txt>

HELP AT HAND TO ROOT OUT HISTORY
Hexham Courant - Hexham,Lake District,UK
... According to senior archivist Sue Wood, there'sa host of records for
the manor ... The earliest archives in the record office date back to
the 1300s and relate ...
<http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/hextol/viewarticle.asp?id=202647>

VITAL Nuclear Parts Missing
Los Angeles Times (subscription) - CA,USA
... Tens of thousands of documents and computer files have been
recovered
from suspected participants in the ring. Other records were destroyed
after members ...
<http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-network22apr22,0,7993491.story?coll=la-home-headlines>

BACKING Up Your Digital Photos
PhotographyBLOG - Nottingham,UK
... Rosenthaler, the Swiss researcher, says he's currently looking at
ways
of using microfilm, the old standby of archivists and librarians
everywhere,
to ...
<http://www.photographyblog.com/index.php/weblog/comments/6110/>

BRITISH man finds 'Moore's Law' magazine, collects $10,000
San Jose Mercury News - USA
... magazines that you read and throw away," he said in a recent
interview
with The Associated Press. "It wasn't an archival journal.".
<http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/11464578.htm>

COUNTY aims to plug leak
Deseret News - Salt Lake City,UT,USA
... "We just don't want people leaking confidential documents. It's
dangerous.
People's reputations and lives can be at stake," he said. ...
<http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600128285,00.html>

MUSICAL county offices
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune - Tiffin,OH,USA
... Electronic records, stored on CDs or DVDs, could reduce storage
space
by converting 2,400 cabinets of paper records to one cabinet of
electronic
documents. ...
<http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/news/story/0422202005_new01musical0422.asp>

American National Standards Institute, Fri, 22 Apr 2005 9:05 AM PDT
Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: From Dusty Electrical
Connectors to Filing Systems
http://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story.aspx?menuid=7&articleid=930
In an effort to communicate the vital role that standards play in daily
life, ANSI Online will publish, on an ongoing basis, a series of
snapshots of the diverse standards initiatives undertaken in the global
and national standards arena, many of which are performed by ANSI
members and ANSI-accredited standards developers.

Daily Journal, Fri, 22 Apr 2005 3:02 AM PDT
County looks to preserve historic documents
http://www.thedailyjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050422/NEWS01/504220319/1002
BRIDGETON -- A survey of what Cumberland County needs to do to preserve
its ever-growing store of documents begins with a look at cyber
records. The N.J. Division of Archives and Records Management is having
experts evaluate document preservation needs in all 21 counties.




Peter A. Kurilecz
Richmond, Va
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