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RAIN 070604 Data Rules, E-vault, UK shredding, Archivist's office

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RAIN 070604
Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
related to records and archives management.

Preserving the past
Towanda Daily Review - Towanda,PA,USA
So, in order to ensure a copy of these records survive, Armenia 
Township is pursuing an effort to preserve the documents. During their 
last meeting,...
<http://www.thedailyreview.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18416496&BRD=2276&PAG
=461&dept_id=495082&rfi=6>

Pitt lands massive collection of EU material
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Especially interesting, Dr. Wilkin said, are the "research files," 50 
file cabinets of official documents and related news stories arranged 
by topic. ...<http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07154/791184-28.stm>

42 years later, the release of civil rights-era FBI files might ...
Anniston Star (subscription) - Anniston,AL,USA
So I kept digging until I eventually found a kindly archivist at the 
Justice Department who unearthed a four-page, 1965 memorandum that 
referred to an FBI ...
<http://www.annistonstar.com/opinion/2007/as-insight-0603-jflemingcol-7f0
2s0207.htm>

$ending a costly message
Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA
Too many officials responsible for overseeing public documents fail to 
understand that they belong to the public. One of the officials fined, 
...<http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070603/OPINION/706030
346/1029>

Feds give Web access to lobbying records
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Fort Worth,TX,USA
Those public documents are available online through a Senate Web site. 
The new Justice Department site, fara.com, also provides links to 
lobbying statutes, 
...<http://www.star-telegram.com/464/story/121977.html>

Texas concealed-gun records closed to public
First Amendment Center - Nashville,TN,USA
Another public-records bill allows local governments to charge people 
for staff time it takes to comply with document requests if the work 
exceeds 36 hours. 
...<http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=18626>

Prosecutor seeks lighter sentence for conspirator in Coke trade ...
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) - Wien,Austria
ATLANTA (AP) - A prosecutor asked a judge Friday to give a conspirator 
in a scheme to steal Coca-Cola trade secrets a lighter sentence than 
federal ... 
<http://www.pr-inside.com/prosecutor-seeks-lighter-sentence-for-r141370.h
tm>

Scandal' over shredded reports
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK
Mr Cable said it was a resigning issue if a minister had given the 
shredding order, and a disciplinary matter if it was an official. ... 
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/04/nshred04
.xml>

More Companies Outsource Shredding Needs
Hartford Business - USA
Remy Fenelus doesn't do much shredding these days at his Remy's Custom 
Design tailor shop. Much of his business is done electronically. 
...<http://hartfordbusiness.com/news1717.html>

IN FIRM: View Of AICPA 2007 Top Technologies
CPA Technology Advisor - Beltsville,MD,USA
They must also update their retention policies to include digital data 
(and backups) and their destruction procedures to ensure that policies 
are adhered to ...
<http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/print/The-CPA-Technology-Advisor/IN-
FIRM--View-Of-AICPA-2007-Top-Technologies-/1$1575>

New York Times
The Internets, They Can Be Cruel
<http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/04/technology/04link.html?ex=1181620800&e
n=6cbc179181f0083f&ei=5070&emc=eta1>

Financial Week
The SarBOX: Bank ducks SEC compliance threshold
<http://www.financialweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770601001>

Local man nominated as archivist
Kennebec Journal - Augusta,ME,USA
AUGUSTA -- David Cheever of Augusta has been nominated by the Secretary 
of State to become the next state archivist. If his nomination is 
approved, 
...<http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/news/local/3959030.html>

Robbins-Gioia Study Reveals Significant Gap in Records Management ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
Survey participants were asked to provide feedback about their 
organization's project initiatives, compliance and records management 
practices, top business ...
<http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news
_view&newsId=20070604005289&newsLang=en>

Atlanta: Archivist's office clutter provided the seeds of new Coca ...
Miami Herald - Miami,FL,USA
To get a sense of the archives' huge scope, you have to go to a place 
that's not open to the public, to the nether regions of world 
headquarters on North 
...<http://www.miamiherald.com/126/story/122439.html>

Dropping DRM a boon for classical music
USA Today - USA
Industry figures are hopeful that dropping copy protection – thus 
allowing for big, clear-sounding and non-compressed audio files – will 
generate even 
...<http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguide/internetlife/2007-06-04-drm-fre
e-classical-boon_N.htm>

Calaveras keeping close eye on e-mail
Stockton Record - Stockton,CA,USA
In some cases, such as major land-development projects, the policy 
would require county departments to create electronic files to collect 
information and to 
...<http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070604/A_NEWS/7
06040320>

The Shooter Prevails: Protecting Seung-Hui Cho's Privacy
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
... says he may ask the State Crime Commission for a subpoena for Cho's 
medical files. That's the right move, and the next move after obtaining 
the records ...
<http://blog.washingtonpost.com/rawfisher/2007/06/protecting_seunghui_cho
s_priva.html>

Government accused of shredding IT project reports
IT PRO - London,Greater London,UK
... shadow chancellor, Vince Cable, has reportedly tabled a question in 
the House of Commons asking for the Treasury to explain the document 
destruction order.
<http://www.itpro.co.uk/information-management/news/114629/government-acc
used-of-shredding-it-project-reports.html>

One in 10 use work laptop to view porn
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
ALMOST one in 10 Australian workers will use the company laptop to 
download pornographic material, an international study has found. ... 
<http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21851307-1702,00.html
>

Energy gets tough on laptop use
GCN.com - Washington,DC,USA
In February, the Justice Department's inspector general found that 160 
FBI laptop PCs had been lost or stolen during a 44-month period. ... 
<http://www.gcn.com/print/26_13/44394-1.html>

National Archives Opens Electronic Records Vault in Suitland
Earthtimes.org - USA
The Electronic Records Vault features a non-aqueous fire suppression 
system, strict environmental controls, and multiple levels of security 
to protect and 
...<http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,116437.sht
ml>

Getting Systems in Line
New York Law Journal - New York,NY,USA
Calculate as much as possible using hard numbers -- number of boxes, 
rows in a database table, clients, matters, files, documents, parties, 
etc. ... <http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1180947929567>

National Archives Opens Electronic Records Vault in Suitland
Web Services Journal - Montvale,NJ,USA
The Washington National Records Center provides records management 
services to headquarters and field offices of Federal agencies located 
in the District of ...<http://www.sys-con.com/read/384315.htm>

Ship-shape archive sheds light on island life
Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
He's trying to think of something negative to say about the new 
Shetland Museum and Archive, but having had a sneak look inside after 
making a delivery he 
...<http://living.scotsman.com/visual.cfm?id=865802007>

Agencies face SSN scrubdown
FCW.com - Falls Church,VA,USA
Agencies face a daunting task to find and eliminate unnecessary Social 
Security numbers from their information systems, a chore that the 
Office of ...<http://www.fcw.com/article102862-06-04-07-Print>

New rules for personal data start a long process
GCN.com - Washington,DC,USA
Other requirements, such as the culling of unnecessary Social Security 
numbers, probably will take a long time to accomplish. Still, it is a 
start, ...<http://www.gcn.com/online/vol1_no1/44427-1.html>

Trentonian, Wed, 30 May 2007 0:13 AM PDT
X-RATED FILES SURFACE: Porn-visit data, classified crime memos now 
public
http://www.trentonian.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18400934&BRD=1697&PAG=461&dept_id=44551&rfi=6
EWING - Pornography and dozens of internal memos, some dealing with 
police murder and rape investigations, ended up in the public's hands 
after Ewing Township sold the computers at a public auction for just 
$16 three years ago. Police thought they had deleted the data in the 
computer hard drives, but a simple search provided at least 88 
documents of private police information, sources said

Cornell News Service, Wed, 30 May 2007 3:27 PM PDT
Cornell Library will help document the founding of historically black 
colleges and universities
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/May07/CUL-HBCU.cp.html
A digital collection that chronicles the founding of America's black 
colleges and universities will continue to expand, thanks to a $450,000 
grant to Cornell University Library from the Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation.

Newswise, Fri, 01 Jun 2007 6:26 AM PDT
Helping Document Founding of Historically Black Schools
http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?www.newswise.com/articles/view/530513/?sc=rsln
Cornell Library is sharing its expertise in digital imaging, 
preservation and management with the Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities  Library Alliance to expand a digital history collection.





Peter Kurilecz
Richmond, VA

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