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RAIN 070624 Records Relo, Grant Repayment, Sound archive, Gay Archives

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RAIN 070624
Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
related to records and archives management.

Northwest Herald, Fri, 22 Jun 2007 9:59 AM PDT
Records available online 
http://nwherald.com/articles/2007/06/22/news/local/doc467b94cb5f1f4074939883.txt
CARPENTERSVILLE ? Blogs will be counted as news media outlets, and new 
staff
members will be hired under the revised District 300 public records 
policy.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Fri, 22 Jun 2007 6:56 AM PDT
Book to document gays in Richmond 
http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/entertainment_living.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-06-22-0177.html
Alex Lorch is a community-outreach archivist at Virginia Commonwealth
University's library. Part of his job is collecting information about 
Richmond's
minority and activist communities. Two and a half years ago, he began 
exploring
the history of gays and lesbians in the Richmond area as part of a 
federal
grant. He anticipated a few surprises, but what he discovered was a 
piece of
forgotten ...

Baytown Sun, Fri, 22 Jun 2007 9:53 PM PDT
UT archivists plumb museum's Exxon collection 
http://www.baytownsun.com/story.lasso?ewcd=a3d90327064da64b
Three archivists from the University of Texas cataloguing documents and 
photos
 from the glory days of Humble Oil and Refining Co. got more than they 
bargained
for during a trip to the Baytown Historical Museum on Friday.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sat, 23 Jun 2007 2:05 PM PDT
King collection begins to pay off for city, college 
http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2007/06/23/0624metking.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=13
It's been a year since Atlanta did what many thought was impossible: 
The city
bought the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection in an eleventh-hour deal, 
avoiding
an auction and returning more than 10,000 of the civil rights hero's 
personal
papers and books to his hometown.

The Naperville Sun, Sun, 24 Jun 2007 2:19 AM PDT
City clerk closes file after 23 years of service 
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/441189,6_1_NA24_GAGNER_S1.article
Suzanne Gagner went to work each day in an office full of important 
documents;
she had a virtual encyclopedia of city knowledge tucked deep in her 
mind and was
ready at a moment's notice, for more than two decades.

UPI, Sun, 24 Jun 2007 3:11 PM PDT
Museum delivery arrives 34 years late 
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2007/06/24/museum_delivery_arrives_34_years_late/3642/
Boxes full of educational films recently arrived at Michigan's Holland 
Museum,
but unfortunately the packages were originally expected 34 years ago.


The Columbus Dispatch, Mon, 25 Jun 2007 1:11 AM PDT
Lawmakers still without e-mail rules 
http://www.dispatch.com/dispatch/content/local_news/stories/2007/06/25/EMAILS.ART_ART_06-25-07_B1_E873UAR.html?type=rss&cat=21
While the questionable use of private e-mail accounts to conduct public 
business
still is making headlines in Washington, Ohio lawmakers continue a 
similar
practice unabated.

Asbury Park Press, Mon, 25 Jun 2007 1:32 PM PDT
Anne Frank's cousin gives 25,000 family documents to museum of her 
hiding place
http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070625/ENT/70625045
Anne Frank's cousin today donated thousands of letters, photographs and
documents that archivists say will reveal details about the background 
of the
teenage diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust. Bernhard "Buddy" 
Elias,
82, had kept the materials for decades in his Swiss attic before 
permanently
loaning them to the Anne Frank House ? the museum incorporating the 
tiny
apartment where the ...

The Bismarck Tribune, Mon, 25 Jun 2007 2:18 AM PDT
Review of government records completed 
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2007/06/25/news/state/135275.txt
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota should have a uniform system that 
allows
residents to request access to public records from government agencies 
and sets
rules for those requests, including an appeal procedure when records 
are denied,
state Attorney General Larry Long says.

Data storage demand up after hurricanes
Birmingham News - Birmingham,AL,USA
WebSafe, which has customers in most of the United States as well as 
Canada and Europe, converts personal records into digital data stored 
in an online safe ...
<http://www.al.com/business/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/business/11825
87089122600.xml&coll=2>

Internet gap shuts probate records
Birmingham News - Birmingham,AL,USA
County officials said Friday that the problem was caused by a glitch in 
transferring files from outdated scanning software to a newer program. 
...
<http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1182587418122
600.xml&coll=2>

Duncanville councilmember's discovery proceedings coming to a close
Pegasus News - Dallas,TX,USA
Duncanville Today contacted a representative of the DART community 
information division, who reported that anyone could request personnel 
files from the ...
<http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/jun/22/duncanville-councilmembers-d
iscovery-proceedings-c/>

Film world at loggerheads over the future of the nation's unique ...
Independent - London,England,UK
This week the BFI issued a plea for a further £34m to help it prevent 
the loss of a "substantial percentage" of its film and television 
archive housed in 
...<http://arts.independent.co.uk/film/news/article2701310.ece>

TV takeovers spark fears for old records
The Canberra Times - Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,Australia
A MOOTED round of takeovers in the TV industry could lead to the loss 
of some of our precious pop cultural heritage, an ACT archive collector 
fears. 
...<http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/detail.asp?class=news&subclass=gener
al&story_id=1011151&category=general>

Privacy: Ohio's 'tale of the tape'
Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati,OH,USA
Ted Strickland announced that the breach included "only" the names and 
Social Security numbers of the state's 64467 employees. ... 
<http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070623/EDIT01/7062
30330/1090>

Houston Pride Festival gives peek at history
Houston Chronicle - United States
Before his death in 1994, Botts was spending 40 hours a week building 
his archives. One time, when Allen Ginsberg visited Houston on a book 
tour, ... 
<http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4915106.html>

Documents proving Japanese atrocities added to China's archives
People&#39;s Daily Online - Beijing,China
The Liaoning Provincial Archives in northeast China on Friday received 
the donation of a substantial number of wartime documents relating to 
Comfort Women, 
...<http://english.people.com.cn/200706/23/eng20070623_387018.html>

Freeholders voice concerns over grant to the Clerk's Office
Today&#39;s Sunbeam - Salem,NJ,USA
Revenues come in the form of fees collected through deeds, mortgages, 
land documents and the like. If the Clerk's Office remains steadfast in 
its position ...
<http://www.nj.com/news/sunbeam/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1182669667235940.x
ml&coll=9>

The Affair of the Vanishing Content
Global Politician - Brooklyn,NY,USA
Enter the "Internet Libraries", or Digital Archival Repositories (DAR). 
These are libraries that provide free access to digital materials 
replicated across 
...<http://globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp?ID=3000&cid=1&sid=112>

Official: Price of records relocation 'best deal available'
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA
To move the department, including the computer network and massive 
collection of county records, will cost between $30000 and $60000, said 
Danny Brumley, ...
<http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DRC_r
ecords_0624.b210050.html>


France bans BlackBerrys in government offices
Austin American-Statesman (subscription) - Austin,TX,USA
PARIS -- In an age of terrorism and corporate espionage, French 
intelligence officials have identified a security threat lurking in the 
pockets and purses of 
...<http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/world/06/22/22blac
kberry.html>

Ontario chided over health records
Globe and Mail - Canada
While many hospitals, laboratories and doctors in Ontario already use 
some form of electronic records, a plan to connect the systems falls 
short of ...
<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070624.wehealth0624
/BNStory/National/home>





Peter Kurilecz
Richmond, VA

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