Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories
related to records and archives management.
Lighting a new frontier
San Mateo County Times - San Mateo,CA,USA
-Create a National Information Advocate within the National Archives to
be an ombudsman who helps FOIA requesters navigate the bureaucracy.
Software company cashes in on Beehive's email paranoia
New Zealand Herald - Auckland,New Zealand
While the Government's guidelines for classified information stipulate
sensitive and restricted material sent by email must be encrypted, the
Author details how technology erodes your privacy
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
It's likely to be sold to huge data aggregators such as ChoicePoint,
Acxiom (which managed more than 20 billion records in 2004) and
Experian, ... <http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07070/768316-68.stm>
Today, the library; tomorrow, the world
Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette - Champaign/Urbana,IL,USA
Chris Jones operates the scanning system used to add 6000 volumes from
the University of Illinois library to the Internet Archive. ...
Intel's anti-trust memos started vanishing from the top
Register - London,England,UK
The missing e-mails have thrust a livid state of mind onto AMD's
lawyers who have very serious problems with Intel's rather lax document
AMD, Intel duke it out over missing emails
Inquirer - Harrow,Middlesex,UK
LAWYERS FOR AMD and Intel went to see special master Vincent Poppiti
mid-week last, with the burning question being what happened to mails
Chipzilla was ...<http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=38148>
A history of identification
News.gov.hk - Hong Kong
... Director of Immigration (Information Systems) Raymond Wong said the
$2-million gallery shows new recruits the department's work in records
Transcript: Intel top execs may have deleted antitrust memos
CNet News.com Blog - USA
According to our previous report, Intel implemented a manual document
retention procedure in which employees would move their e-mails from a
PC to a hard ...<http://news.com.com/2061-10791_3-6166231.html>
WATERTOWN: Historical society short on space
Waterbury Republican American - Waterbury,CT,USA
The Watertown Historical Society, the steward of treasures from the
town's history, has nowhere to keep them. They're stuffed into the
society's attic space ...<http://www.rep-am.com/story.php?id=20646>
Chester County‘s hidden history
Chester Daily Local Online - Chester,PA,USA
Behind the closed doors and in the attic of the Chester County
Historical Society lie a rich collection of clothing, paintings,
pottery, furniture and much ...
State Senate Ready To Take Up Records Confideniality Bill; Meyers ...
FortBendNow - Richmond,TX,USA
“Making legal the disclosure of Social Security numbers and granting
immunity from prosecution to County and District Clerks for revealing
Hmong nationality archives
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) - Minneapolis,MN,USA
Quotes: • "Without the archives, I wouldn't be able to teach anything;
it's very useful." • "The Hmong are in many ways going to shape this
city's business ...<http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1047588.html>
AP via Yahoo! News, Sun, 11 Mar 2007 1:51 AM PST
Laws on open government often fall short
Though laws in every state say government records and meetings must be
open to all, reality often falls far short: Laws are sporadically
enforced, penalties for failure to comply are mild and violators almost
always walk away with nothing more than a reprimand, an Associated
Press survey of all 50 states has found.
The Daily Progress, Sat, 10 Mar 2007 10:30 PM PST
Online records stir debate
Documents will be easier to find, but at what cost? Since 1748,
residents of Albemarle County have been able to walk into their
courthouse in downtown Charlottesville to peer into the records kept
there, inspecting the deeds, wills and divorce decrees of their
Times Online, Sat, 10 Mar 2007 4:59 PM PST
Nazi files to solve Holocaust riddles
THE last time Alex Moskovic, a retired television editor, saw his
little brother and grandmother was on the platform of the railway
station at Auschwitz in 1944, when he was 13. “They were told to get in
the line on the left,” he recalled. “It was the line for the gas
His book is music to symphony lovers
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA
'I love history,” says Dr. Melvin G. Goldzband, the retired
psychiatrist who serves as the San Diego Symphony's archivist. ...
Arab falconry wing takes flight
IdahoStatesman.com - ID,USA
When Kent Carnie, curator of the Peregrine Fund's Archive of
Falconry,received a donation of a traditional Arab falconry tent, he
jokingly told the donor
Wall Street Journal
Intel Leaders May Have Lost Emails
AMD Claims Chairman, CEO May Have Failed To Save Notes in Suit
Archives board the bandwidth bandwagon
Guardian Unlimited - UK
And the head of National Archives says we are facing a crisis in record
keeping unless we get to grips with the switch from a paper world to a
National Archives creates innovative web-based resource on crime ...
PublicTechnology.net - UK
The National Archives has worked with a group of young people to create
an innovative web-based resource looking at crime and punishment in the
National Archives opens online exhibition about 300 years of ...
PublicTechnology.net - UK
Caribbean Histories Revealed, a new online exhibition from The National
Archives, went live this week. The exhibition traces the history of the
Intel's top execs failed to comply with e-mail retention policy in ...
EETimes.com - USA
Intel on Monday accused AMD of trying "to sway the public and the press
before all the facts are in." Intel has acknowledged the loss of
potential e-mail ...
Financial Records Dumped
KHNL-TV/KHBC/KOGG - Honolulu,HI,USA
And there were manila files spilled everywhere." Kelly discovered more
than 30 boxes of financial records, all from a defunct escrow company.
Iron Mountain offers e-mail management service
Infostor magazine - Tulsa,OK,USA
"Iron Mountain has a good history of managing paper records and has now
moved into electronics records management," says Brian Babineau, a
senior analyst ...
Who owns the live music of days gone by?
CNET News.com - San Francisco,CA,USA
The King Biscuit property, which has changed hands twice, is now owned
by Wolfgang's Vault, a company involved in a particularly important
dispute about how ...
A baker’s dozen of security bytes
Online Recruitment - UK
Data scrubbing – aka file shredding – is one option to delete sensitive
information files. Most PDAs and laptops now have file
New York Times
TECHNOLOGY | March 12, 2007
Who Owns the Live Music of Days Gone By?
By ROBERT LEVINE
Radio and TV show archives have become valuable prizes in the desperate
search for new content for Web sites and DVDs.
TECHNOLOGY | March 12, 2007
After False Claim, Wikipedia to Check Degrees
By NOAM COHEN
Wikipedia’s co-founder has called for a voluntary system for
accrediting contributors who say they have advanced degrees.
Texas House Votes to Exempt Clerks From Privacy Laws
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
23 ruling by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott that disclosing Social
Security numbers in public documents violates state and federal privacy
Most Fed Agencies Out of Step With Freedom of Information Act
E-Commerce Times - USA
Four out of five federal agencies do not consistently enforce the 1997
Freedom of Information Act, according to a report released Monday by
the National ...
Seven ways to keep your search history private
PC Advisor - London,UK
You could, of course, delete all your cookies before you visit Google.
for example ...<http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=8658>
Federal Web sites short on transparency
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
Only 20 percent of 149 US government agencies reviewed posted all
required public records on their Internet Web sites, a study released
in Washington said.
LETTER SHEDS LIGHT ON PAST
South Yorkshire Times - Mexborough,England,UK
Assistant Archivist Celia Parker said: "There are several well-known
collections of 15th century letters, but it is only rarely that such
documents survive. ...
Former racer to sell rare collection
pitpass.com - UK
Mike recently contacted Pitpass to announce that due to on-going family
illness and financial concerns he was selling an important automobile
art archive, ...
Safeguard e-files after terminations
New Orleans CityBusiness - New Orleans,LA,USA
Today, a disgruntled employee who is also computer savvy can steal and
share confidential information and trade secrets, disable a network or
corrupt data. ...
Captured Civil War flag set to return
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus,GA,USA
While the flag was Confederate, the artifact's significance goes beyond
the South, said John Jackson, Baldwin County archive director. ...
Lynn News, Mon, 12 Mar 2007 2:14 AM PDT
Norfolk sounds worth keeping forever
NORFOLK residents who have sound recordings worthy of keeping
permanently are being asked to come forward by the county records
Rocky Mountain News, Mon, 12 Mar 2007 1:10 AM PDT
New questions about Churchill book
Did University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill see
secret Canadian government files about child abuse in Indian boarding
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