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RAIN 070608 History destroyed, Lincoln Note, Mariposa archives, Leicestershire RM

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RAIN 070608
Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
related to records and archives management.


Recovering Their Lost Back Pages
New York Jewish Week - New York,NY,USA
After his lecture, Mikhail Mitsel, an archivist at the JDC who 
immigrated to New York from Kiev in 1998, explained to a reporter that 
his intent had been 
...<http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=14159>

Officials: History Destroyed In Arlington Apartment Fire
Fire Officials Say Document Storage Hampered Firefighting Efforts
<http://www.nbc4.com/news/13455451/detail.html?taf=dc>

Call Kurtis: Missing County Records
CBS 13 - Sacramento,CA,USA
Today, Joanna walks with her friends, because without a driver's 
license, she can't drive her friends. However, she's tried to get one. 
... <http://cbs13.com/seenon/local_story_158002614.html>

Holocaust Survivors Say Archives Ignored
Insurance News Net - Harrisburg,PA,USA
"The institutions responsible for bringing these archives to light also 
have an obligation to support survivors," the survivors' foundation 
said....
<http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.asp?n=1&neID=20070607140.6.29_30d000
27b470e862>

National Archives Uncovers Handwritten Note by Lincoln
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
The National Archives announced today that it has uncovered in its 
stacks a hand-written note sent by Abraham Lincoln to one of his top 
generals four days ...
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/07/AR200706
0701240.html>

Mariposa archives safe; York University acquires massive ...
Orillia Packet &amp; Times - Orillia,Ontario,Canada
Thought was given to housing the materials in Orillia, but money was a 
factor, Lusty said, adding the archives also deserve national exposure 
in a proper ...
<http://www.orilliapacket.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=5609
07&catname=Local%20news&classif=>

Leicestershire gets electronic documents & records management for ...
PublicTechnology.net - UK
... auto-classification and Intranet in order to provide a superior 
service to its constituents," said Paul Dodgson, Compliance and Records 
Manager, ...
<http://www.publictechnology.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=ar
ticle&sid=9621&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0>

No e-mail today -- or else
ITBusiness.ca - Canada
The team, she said, should ideally include the IT director, the human 
resources director, the business records manager, the company's legal 
counsel, 
<http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=43839&cid=10>

Medical papers found in trash bin may lead to fines
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT,USA
"There are safeguards in place when it comes to disposing of paper 
records," Ms. McAndrew said. "Shredding is an acceptable safeguard, but 
just dropping 
...<http://www.acorn-online.com/news/publish/greenwich/18807.shtml>

Computerworld
Missing UK bank customer data was not encrypted
It should have been, and it shouldn't have shipped via regular mail 
either
<http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&
articleId=9023779&source=NLT_SEC&nlid=38>

Los Alamos' attic
Los Alamos Monitor - Los Alamos,NM,USA
"We have the papers that libraries don't cover," Rebecca Collinsworth, 
the archivist responsible for the material, said. "The atomic theme 
draws collectors 
...<http://www.lamonitor.com/articles/2007/06/07/headline_news/news04.txt
>

P&G returns to company roots with first candle since 1920
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA
Corporate archivist Edward Rider has a photo of P&G office space rented 
to Western Union in the 1860s. Among its telegraph operators here 
around the end of 
...<http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/17337767.htm>

Xiotech Wants You to Comply
Enterprise Storage Forum - Darien,CT,USA
... then inspects each document and provides policy-based, automated 
classification based on retention, destruction and regulatory 
compliance requirements. ...
<http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/continuity/news/article.php/368217
1>

Transportation attorney warns trucking executives about legal risks
eTrucker - USA
(5) Spoliation. Companies aren't keeping supporting documents used to 
verify a driver's record of duty. These include downloads from the 
truck's electronic 
...<http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=60583>


Loose Cannon -- First Gay Activist?
Lavender Magazine - Minneapolis,MN,USA
... at the University of Manchester, England, discovered the 
uncatalogued3'x5' scroll in July of 2003 while doing research in the 
National Archive at Kew. 
...<http://www.lavendermagazine.com/artman/publish/article_4415.php>

RFID News Roundup
RFID Journal - Melville,NY,USA
FileTrail says it developed the QuickMaps tool because knowing who has 
checked out a file from the records-management program does not always 
tell the user 
...<http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/3386/1/1/>

New Name and Mission for Museum of Television
By ELIZABETH JENSEN
Published: June 5, 2007

First it was named the Museum of Broadcasting, and then, as cable and 
direct satellite grew, it became the Museum of Television and Radio. 
Now, in the Internet ...
<http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/05/arts/design/05pale.html>

U Pennsylvania Drafts Policy to Minimize Use of SSNs
Campus Technology - Chatsworth,CA,USA
The University of Pennsylvania has drafted a policy designed to 
minimize the use of Social Security numbers at the school after 
deciding the numbers ...<http://campustechnology.com/articles/48451/>

University Of Virginia Alerts Current And Former Faculty That ...
University of Virginia - Charlottesville,VA,USA
The information included names, Social Security numbers and dates of 
birth. No credit card, bank account or salary information was involved 
in the incident. 
...<http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=2217>

Wilson has returned all records back to Internet
Rosenberg Herald Coaster - Rosenberg,TX,USA
For several months, Wilson's office has been redacting the first five 
digits of Social Security numbers from all records as her office 
receives them. 
...<http://www.herald-coaster.com/articles/2007/06/07/news/news03.txt>

Lincoln Note Urged Pursuit of Lee
Wall Street Journal - USA
WASHINGTON -- The National Archives on Thursday unveiled a handwritten 
note by Abraham Lincoln exhorting his generals to pursue Robert E. 
Lee's army after ...
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118123576697827959.html?mod=googlenews_w
sj>



First-person history
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Stacey Bredhoff, curator of the National Archives exhibit, said in a 
recent interview that Johnson was very aware of the historic value of 
the memories of 
...<http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/7888192.html>

United States: From E-Discovery To E-Admissibility? "Lorraine v ...
Mondaq News Alerts (subcription) - London,UK
All the other rules and legal principles applicable to signature and 
contracts, including rules of evidence, apply equally to e-records and 
e-contracts. 
...<http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=49160&searchresults=1>

Quorum Court Votes to Abandon Digital Archive Plans
KATV - Little Rock,AR,USA
Russellville (AP) - As modern oil and gas companies try to establish 
property records in Pope County, they are finding them still bound in 
ledgers from the ...<http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0607/429920.html>

Archive interviews reveal Britain's food history
meatinfo.co.uk - Crawley,West Sussex,UK
A project by the British Library and archive organisation National Life 
Stories to document changes in Britain's food culture has been 
completed with nearly 
...<http://www.meatinfo.co.uk/articles/45250/Archive-interviews-reveal-Br
itain's-food-history.aspx?categoryid=9045>

He's not coming back'
The Casper Star Tribune - Casper,WY,USA
A Senate archivist held a session for the aides, directing them which 
files to keep and to discard. Luckily, the staff has a jump on the 
work, as they began ...
<http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2007/06/08/news/top_story/84f7
14e6fc7a3c5c872572f40003af4b.txt>

New York State Looks At Open Formats For Documents
InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA
... management guidelines for state archives as they pertain to 
electronic documents, public access, expected storage life of 
electronic documents, 
...<http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=19990
2624>

County OKs imaging system; Software, training
Newszap Maryland - MD,USA
This system, according to Ms. Baynard, will allow the county to more 
easily meet document retention requirements for several county 
departments, ... 
<http://www.newszap.com/articles/2007/06/07/dm/eastern_shore_of_maryland/
cam01.txt>


Pope County clerk wants electronic records of ledgers from 1800s
Pine Bluff Commercial - Pine Bluff,AR,USA
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - To establish property ownership in Pope County, 
modern oil and gas companies have been thumbing through county records 
still bound in ...
<http://www.pbcommercial.com/articles/2007/06/08/ap-state-ar/d8pkr8co1.tx
t>

New York in All Its Nuts-and-Bolts Glory
New York Times - New York,NY,USA
These helped Mr. Lorenzini determine that 10000 prints and 20000 glass 
negatives in the archive were made by Mr. de Salignac. 
...<http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/08/arts/design/08sali.html?ref=design>


Commerce Dept. Inspector General's Casino Trip Probed
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
One manager has told the committee he helped Frazier delete 
approximately 4000 e-mails from his government account last October, 
the committee said. ...
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/08/AR200706
0802508.html?hpid=topnews>

Quorum Court halts preservation process
Russellville Courier - Russellville,AR,USA
Justice Don Daily also mentioned the current need for public computers 
in the clerk's office, noting CD versions of documents would only 
increase the need ...<http://www.couriernews.com/story.php?ID=15018>

Time capsule unearthed by eager students
Dundas Star - Dundas,Ontario,Canada
They did a really good job," museum archivist Sandra Kiemele said of 
the care taken by whomever sealed the time capsule and set it into the 
wall.  <http://www.dundasstarnews.com/dsn/news/news_807285.html>





Peter Kurilecz
Richmond, VA

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