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RAIN 070422 Public Emails, Imaging Projects, CPUSA archives, 10K letters, Donation saves, Glass negatives

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RAIN 070422
Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
related to records and archives management.

US Database Exposes Social Security Numbers
New York Times - New York,NY,USA
WASHINGTON, April 20 — The Social Security numbers of tens of thousands 
of people who received loans or other financial assistance from two 
Agriculture 
...http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/20/washington/20cnd-data.html?em&ex=117
7300800&en=a3c746c4a796e177&ei=5087%0A

'Gatherer' helps build up Historical Society archives
Palm Beach Daily News - Palm Beach,FL,USA
But Edge's predilection for hoarding has proven beneficial in building 
the archives of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. ... 
<http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/EdgeDonation0420.htm
l>

Variety
Digital proves problematic
Industry lacks method to store footage
As far as movies are concerned, digital, like diamonds, was supposed to 
be forever.
No more dyes to fade, no more film stocks to decay or catch fire. Just 
pristine digital data, preserved for all time, and release prints as 
clear and sharp as the images caught by the camera.
Just one problem: For long-term storage, digital is -- so far -- 
proving to be a time bomb, more permanent than sand painting but not 
much else.
<http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117963533.html?categoryid=1019&cs=1>

The Iron Archives
New York Times - New York,NY,USA
For “The Haunted Wood” (1998), about Soviet espionage in America during 
the Stalin era, Allen Weinstein, now the national archivist of the 
United States, ...
<http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/books/review/Donadio.t.html?ref=books>


Thousands of Social Security Numbers Exposed by Federal Department
CSO - Framingham,MA,USA
The Social Security numbers of thousands of people who received loans 
 from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been exposed for a 
number of years ...<http://www2.csoonline.com/blog_view.html?CID=32867>

State archives' centuries of treasures sometimes go unseen
Bradenton Herald - Bradenton,FL,USA
When state archives manager Gerard Clark read a news story about a 16th 
century map recently auctioned off in London for a fortune, he 
immediately knew he'd ...<http://www.bradenton.com/331/story/28973.html>


Legislature OKs plans for library, archives building in Olympia
The Olympian - Olympia,WA,USA
A bold, $111 million library and archives building will be built in 
Olympia under plans agreed to by the Legislature late Friday. ... 
<http://www.theolympian.com/377/story/85939.html>

UT acquires David Mamet collection
JIM VERTUNO
Associated Press Writer
The papers of playwright, writer and film director David Mamet - from 
handwritten journals to correspondence with actors - has been acquired 
by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of 
Texas.
<http://www.theolympian.com/515/story/84100.html>

District clerk still struggles with paper files
Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel - Nacogdoches,TX,USA
Millions of pages of court documents fill the back of the new office, 
and evidence and files fill an off-site storage area. ... 
<http://www.dailysentinel.com/news/content/news/stories/2007/04/21/digita
l_imaging.html>

He is glass-plate positive
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... faded manila envelopes to show friends and relatives, nearly 
everyone said the same thing: These old glass negatives look like the 
work of Ansel Adams. ...
<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ansel21apr21,0,3958588.story?col
l=la-home-headlines>

Donation to help save important collection
ic Coventry - Coventry,UK
Mark Booth, senior archivist for the County Record Office, said: "The 
collection contains hundreds and hundreds of items, including an 
account from Sir ...
<http://iccoventry.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0150swarksnews/tm_headline=do
nation-to-help-save-important-collection&method=full&objectid=18932963&si
teid=50003-name_page.html>

Employees' records found at horse track
Patriot-News - Harrisburg,PA,USA
"We are confident that the documents were not from district files," 
Tabachini said. "They appear to be documents that were provided to the 
auditor general's ...
<http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1177120507
151420.xml&coll=1>

£5m to keep a Scottish literary trove
The Observer - UK
The archive contains more than 10000 letters relating to Byron – the 
world's largest collection of papers on the man regarded as one of 
Britain's greatest ... 
<http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2062950,00.html>


Los Angeles Times, Sun, 22 Apr 2007 0:13 AM PDT
U.S. Communists' big red archives
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-communism22apr22,1,5250144.story?track=rss
Decades of party relics and secrets are donated to NYU's Tamiment 
Library.
Sorting through them may take years.    NEW YORK ? Crammed with Lenin 
buttons, dusty memos from the McCarthy period, and crumbling pages of 
internal briefings dating back a century, the 2,000 cardboard boxes 
handed over to New York University last month hold secrets about the 
Communist Party USA that make archivist Peter ...

NewsChannel 10 Amarillo, Sat, 21 Apr 2007 10:51 AM PDT
Lawmakers shocked about security lapses at Los Alamos lab
http://www.newschannel10.com/global/story.asp?s=6407324
WASHINGTON Last October, authorities conducting a drug raid found 
classified documents from Los Alamos National Laboratory at the home of 
a former archivist for a lab...

Scanning to save space: Clerk of courts running out of room to ...
Oshkosh Northwestern - Oshkosh,WI,USA
Felonies must be kept for 50 years while misdemeanor, family and civil 
case files must be kept for 30 years. Small claims files must be kept 
for 20 years, ...
<http://www.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070422/OSH01
01/704220386/1128/OSHnews>

Former archivist admitted drug use early on
Santa Fe New Mexican - Santa Fe,NM,USA
The former archivist, 23-year-old Jessica Quintana, has not been 
charged with a crime. But classified information — not the most 
sensitive — was found at 
...<http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/60581.html>

Google's data-storing feature fuels privacy fears
By Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
April 21, 2007
Facing worries about its tracking Web surfers' every move, Google Inc. 
is now offering a feature to track Web surfers' every move.
Its free Web History service is strictly voluntary — Google users can 
sign up to have the Internet giant keep detailed records of every 
website they visit so they can easily find them again later.
<http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-google21apr21,1,3373421.story?co
ll=la-headlines-technology&ctrack=2&cset=true>

Legal changes threaten data protection crisis within six months
ComputerworldUK - UK
There are two options – electronic content management, where you 
structure unstructured data, or digitisation through records management 
investment.” ...
<http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/security/data-control/news/ind
ex.cfm?newsid=2688>

Probing the Declaration of Independence's preparation
Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem,Israel
Twenty-five years of research and painstaking labor have borne fruit, 
yielding an archive of original documents, many rescued from oblivion, 
...
<http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1177251147847&pagename=JPost%
2FJPArticle%2FShowFull>

The State Department Surveys the Damage
Strategy Page - USA
Some of the activity appears to be coming from criminal gangs, who are 
known to do corporate espionage, for a price. Foreign nations have 
hired these gangs 
...<http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20070422.aspx>

Right-to-Know bill could make some e-mails public
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
And while the bill would make some e-mails public records, it doesn't 
say when, where or how they should be disclosed. That undercuts the 
public's right to ...
<http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/articles/2007/04/22/right_t
o_know_bill_could_make_some_e_mails_public>

Critics blast use of private e-mail for official state business
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA
E-mails and other electronic communications generated by state 
employees are considered public records, but Inspector General Thomas 
Charles said he's 
...<http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/17119516.htm>




Peter Kurilecz
Richmond Va
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