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RAIN 070328 Litigation holds, books on the web, EMC users, Avoiding Public Scrutiny,Holocaust files,

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RAIN 070328
Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
related to records and archives management.

Business, bureaucrats hope lawmakers trump Abbott's SSN rule
Legal News Line - Washington,DC,USA
Abbott's ruling last month reinterpreted an existing law governing 
displaying personal information on public documents. Social security 
numbers (SSNs), ...
<http://www.legalnewsline.com/news/192504-business-bureaucrats-hope-lawma
kers-trump-abbotts-ssn-rule>

Goodlatte tries again with Wilson funding
Staunton News Leader - Staunton,VA,USA
The money would pass through the National Archives, but would not come 
from that agency’s budget, library board members have said. ...
<http://www.newsleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070326/NEWS01/703
26012/1002>

Review: Right Tool, Right Price
CRN - Manhasset,NY,USA
The National Archives answered this question when it began accepting 
the PDF format as a standard for long-term records retention. 
...<http://www.crn.com/software/198100397>

A good, if pricey, answer to digital clutter
Toronto Star - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
HP has entered the burgeoning digital storage game with its cleverly 
dubbed Media Vault – a desktop computer-looking box that backs up files 
on your home ...<http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/article/195907>

Business Judgment Rule and Preservation Trigger
Law.com (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
A delay as brief as a few days can result in accusations of spoliation 
if the records are destroyed or if backup tapes are overwritten or 
destroyed pursuant 
...<http://www.law.com/jsp/ihc/PubArticleIHC.jsp?id=1174912591117>

Halifax apologises after mortgage details stolen
Guardian Unlimited - UK
The laptop was stolen from a long-standing Nationwide employee in a 
domestic burglary in August last year. The employee reported its loss 
and then went on 
...<http://money.guardian.co.uk/news_/story/0,,2043547,00.html>

Oracle's SAP Lawsuit: The ISV Protests Too Much, Methinks
eWeek - Woburn,MA,USA
This would likely be seen as more of a convenience than some 
earth-shattering act of corporate espionage, akin to an e-commerce 
company giving an outside 
...<http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2107106,00.asp>


RadioShack: normal shredding procedure not followed
KTEN - Denison,TX,USA
KZTV television in Corpus Christi reports a man in Portland, Texas, 
recently found the documents in a trash bin behind a RadioShack store. 
... <http://www.kten.com/Global/story.asp?S=6282368>

Midland Reporter-Telegram, Tue, 27 Mar 2007 5:02 AM PDT
Big Bend archives feature regional treasures
http://www.mywesttexas.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18130733&BRD=2288&PAG=461&dept_id=475626&rfi=6
ALPINE -- Thousands of records, photographs and oral histories from 
across Far West Texas are housed in the pristine confines of the Bryan 
Wildenthal Memorial Library on the Sul Ross State University campus in 
Alpine.

Fort Worth Star Telegram
Amon Carter museum closing for leak repair
By ANDREW MARTON
The Amon Carter Museum announced today that a series of persistent 
water leaks from fire-sprinkler pipes will force it to close for up to 
three months.
<http://www.star-telegram.com/226/story/48314.html>

Tamiment Library Receives Communist Party Archives
Political Affairs Magazine - New York,NY,USA
According to him, Tamiment's professional staff of archivist and 
curators were allowed to select the items without restriction or 
barriers. ... 
<http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/5039/1/32/>

Oracle Suit May Prompt Criminal Action Against SAP
CRN - Manhasset,NY,USA
But he suggested that "rogue" individuals could be involved and asked 
why a company would engage in corporate espionage without doing a 
better job of ...<http://www.crn.com/software/198700333>

Do You Know Where Your Trade Secrets Are?
TechNewsWorld - Sherman Oaks,CA,USA
Assuming Oracle's description of SAP's activities is accurate, there is 
nothing technically that Oracle could have done to prevent the theft, 
... <http://www.technewsworld.com/story/56528.html>

Files on 13000 HBOS customers stolen
Belfast Telegraph - Belfast,UK
However, around 1800 of the relevant customer records included a name, 
address, mortgage account number and balance. The remainder of the 
records - the vast 
...<http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/article2396507.ece>

Police: Ex-city worker may have had help taking computer files
Eagle Tribune - North Andover,MA,USA
If Anzalone was so concerned about protecting the records, Romero 
questions why she deleted all of the files from the computers and why 
she didn't contact 
...<http://www.eagletribune.com/local/local_story_086093814>

Cleveland Clinic Patient Documents Scattered Along I-77
NewsNet5.com - Cleveland,OH,USA
The classified patient information records, interdepartmental memos and 
other classified documents were seen blowing in the wind near Fleet 
Avenue, ...<http://www.newsnet5.com/news/11403798/detail.html>

The mystery of the muse: Anna Livia Plurabelle uncovered
Belfast Telegraph - Belfast,UK
In the suit Ms Shloss filed in San Francisco, she said: "People have 
destroyed documents about Lucia Joyce for over 60 years, apparently due 
largely to the ...
<http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/features/daily-features/article2396499
.ece>

Iron Mountain's storage transport methods disturb some users
ComputerWeekly.com - UK
Gaps in storage firm Iron Mountain's trucking routes for picking up and 
delivering backup tapes over long distances in the US are causing alarm 
among some ...
<http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2007/03/27/222690/iron-mountains-
storage-transport-methods-disturb-some.htm>

Calif. official ends online access to public records with Social ...
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
March 27, 2007 (Computerworld) -- Three years after it first made 
available certain documents containing Social Security numbers and 
other sensitive data on ...
<http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&
taxonomyName=it_in_government&articleId=9014632&taxonomyId=69&intsrc=kc_t
op>

Sheriff's Raid Can't Pry Client Files From Disbarred Lawyer's Grip
Law.com (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
Complicating matters, the attorneys for the defense, Hill, Betts & 
Nash, are unable to assist Jacoby & Meyers, as their own records were 
destroyed -- along 
...<http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1174912594060>

Tape storage systems on the rise
Malaysia Star - Petaling Jaya,Malaysia
Long consigned to archival duties, while disk storage held the 
spotlight, tape storage is finally coming into its own, according to 
the enterprise systems ...
<http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2007/3/27/corpit/171064
17&sec=corpit>

An idea worth considering
Carlsbad Current Argus - Carlsbad,NM,USA
... and department heads took a look at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant 
Records Archive in Carlsbad, with an eye to storing some county records 
there. ...<http://www.currentargus.com/ci_5535048>


Tories ridiculed for leaving behind personnel files
Canada.com - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
... files left behind I'd be having a lot of questions and I'd be very 
upset," said Holland, who noted 174 performance appraisals were among 
the documents. ...
<http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=4b27dbec-ef4b-4
2d7-9096-6292f5040571&k=58175>

Document Imaging: Keeping It Simple
Law.com (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
ECopy supports Adobe PDF file format, which has become our standard 
format to transfer documents. ECopy helps us create, annotate and 
distribute PDF files ...
<http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLT.jsp?id=1174986236732
>

Halifax mortgage data stolen
A rare case where technology could have been the solution, not the 
problem?
<http://www.silicon.com/financialservices/0,3800010322,39166555,00.htm>

Philadelphia Inquirer
Glossy dreams need new home
By Daniel Rubin
Inquirer Columnist
In Wiesbaden, a decade after the war, Juergen Menningen was still 
living in a black-and-white world.
The German magazines frowned on using color for their photos and 
illustrations, so when the teenager came across a stack of Saturday 
Evening Posts at a thrift store, the lush advertisements struck him as 
something from a dream.
<http://www.philly.com/inquirer/columnists/daniel_rubin/20070328_Daniel_R
ubin___Glossy_dreams_need_new_home.html>

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Personal documents from Clinic end up on I-77
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Zachary Lewis
Plain Dealer Reporter
Hundreds of confidential documents from the Cleveland Clinic littered 
Interstate 77 on Tuesday after blowing off the back of a garbage truck.
Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Sheil said "almost all" of the 300 to 500 
documents were recovered from the area of Fleet Avenue.
<http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/117507946
3258360.xml&coll=2>

Interwoven Records Manager Receives US Department of Defense ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
The certification verifies that Interwoven Records Manager, a solution 
that manages both physical and electronic records in a unified 
environment, ...
<http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/0
3-28-2007/0004554913&EDATE=>

Livelink ECM Preps CVPS for e-Frisking
CMSWire - San Francisco,CA,USA
Chuck Piotrowski, corporate records manager at CVPS, elaborates. 
“Livelink ECM offers one-stop-shopping, so to speak, when employees 
need to find, ...
<http://www.cmswire.com/cms/enterprise-cms/livelink-ecm-preps-cvps-for-ef
risking-001160.php>

Warranty & the Law:
Warranty Week - Brooklyn,NY,USA
The destruction or loss of relevant information in legal terms is 
called spoliation, and as Friedman said, this can result in 
multi-million-dollar fines. 
...<http://www.warrantyweek.com/archive/ww20070327.html>

SAP Unit to Defend Itself 'Vigorously' against Oracle Lawsuit
Seeking Alpha - New York,NY,USA
A cyber security consultant questioned SAP's use of its own servers if 
it is in fact a case of corporate espionage. Stocks/ETFs to watch: SAP 
AG (SAG), ...<http://software.seekingalpha.com/article/30859>

Wall St Journal
SAP Unit Denies Oracle's Claims
Technical Support For Rival's Clients Is Called 'Legal'
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB117502479526750756.html?mod=seekingalpha
>

Guide to effective records management
Manufacturing Talk - UK
This new publication explains the requirements of BS ISO 15489-1:2001 
and the range of options available so that an appropriate level of 
compliance can be 
...<http://www.manufacturingtalk.com/news/bqq/bqq118.html>

Corporate Sloppiness Is the Real Culprit for Data Loss, Not ...
eWeek - Woburn,MA,USA
Researchers at the university in Seattle estimate that electronic 
records—those containing Social Security or credit card numbers, 
academic grades or 
...<http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2108777,00.asp>

Mayor: City Hall records purged?
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA
Almost two weeks into their terms, Mayor Chris Louras and Treasurer 
Wendy Wilton said this week they are concerned that files and e-mails 
containing public ...
<http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070328/NEWS/70
327005/1002/NEWS01>

Deseret Morning News, Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:05 PM PDT
Book collectors, archivists set to gather in Provo for Y. conference
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,660206967,00.html
Wondering what to do with grandpa's book collection? Want to start 
collecting rare or antique books yourself?

AP via Yahoo! News, Tue, 27 Mar 2007 11:42 AM PDT
Panel urges speed in opening Nazi files
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070327/ap_on_go_co/us_nazi_archive_1
With the number of Holocaust survivors dwindling, a House committee 
voted Tuesday to urge seven European nations to quickly approve the 
opening of millions of Nazi files on concentration camps and their 
victims.

Iron Mountain Digital Launches Technology Escrow In Europe
Managing Information - UK
Iron Mountain Digital, the technology unit of Iron Mountain 
Incorporated nd pioneer of the technology escrow industry, has launched 
a technology escrow 
...<http://www.managinginformation.com/news/content_show_full.php?id=5596
>

Court selects software to redact records
Rosenberg Herald Coaster - Rosenberg,TX,USA
Negotiations will begin for the purchase of software designed to remove 
confidential information, such as Social Security numbers, from Fort 
Bend County ...
<http://www.herald-coaster.com/articles/2007/03/28/news/top_story/topstor
y.txt>

By addressing data privacy, companies avoid public scrutiny
SearchSecurity.com - Needham,MA,USA
This includes any combination of an individual's name and such data as 
credit cards, social security numbers, driver's license numbers, 
...<http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid14_gci1244606,00
.html>

EMC users discuss records management woes
Search Storage - USA
The issue that cropped up the most was companies having to knit 
together different products in order to have a complete archive for 
records management that ...
<http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid5_gci124
9203,00.html>

Historical Society's relationship with city remains unclear
Chetek Alert - Chetek,WI,USA
Historical society secretary Chris Fritz began by explaining that the 
society has been wanting to find a way to begin the transfer of 
ownership of the ...
<http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18137012&BRD=1134&PAG=461&dept
_id=150853&rfi=6>

RMC store documents online
Aiken Standard (subscription) - Aiken,SC,USA
Additionally, hard copies of land deeds and satisfaction of mortgages 
were passed from desk to desk as they were processed, which left a lot 
of room for ...<http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/12701049143508.php>

Putting The World's Books On The Web
Spiegel Online - Berlin,Germany
Klaus Ceynowa, 47, Deputy Director General of the Bavarian State 
Library, prepared the Munich deal in secret negotiations. "It's nice 
when you don't have to 
...<http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,473529,00.html>

Seven honoured with Alberta Order (4:55 pm)
Edmonton Journal (subscription) - Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
Leonard is being recognized for his efforts as an archivist and 
historian to preserve and share the province’s history, particularly 
that of northwest ...
<http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=0f69c15d-04c0-4
70a-ba2b-12868086f5fc&k=86217>

A Hands-On Approach to Litigation Holds
Law.com (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
Metadata is descriptive information about documents, files and e-mail 
that assists users and facilitates the storage and retrieval of 
electronic records. ...
<http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLT.jsp?id=1175072636613
>

Archivist Selected as ARL Leadership Fellow
UK News - KY,USA
"It is gratifying that the contributions that my archival colleagues 
and I make every day are recognized as being an area of leadership in 
research 
...<http://news.uky.edu/news/display_article.php?category=8&artid=2121>

Archives Directorate housing century-old records
Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan
The late Jaffar also proposed the establishment of archives in this 
part of British India and the record commission agreed with him. ...
<http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C03%5C29%5Cstory_29-
3-2007_pg7_44>

Archives show Hertfordshire had strong links with slave trade
Hemelhempstead Today - UK
In celebration of the anniversary of abolition Herts Archives and Local 
Studies (HALS) will give people the chance to learn more about William 
Cowper and ...
<http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleID=2185423&SectionID
=5233>

Archives team turns up gems
Provincetown Banner - Provincetown,MA,USA
Four people are currently up to their dusty elbows cataloguing bits and 
pieces from the town’s historical archives, sifting through dozens of 
boxes of ...
<http://www.provincetownbanner.com/article/news_article/_/47219/News/3/29
/2007>




Peter Kurilecz
Richmond Va
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