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RAIN 070606 Nigerian Library, Records Saved, Fading Images, Email Policies, shredding starts again

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RAIN 070606
Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
related to records and archives management.

Computerworld
Q&A: Digital Library Director Says Innovation, Leadership Require More 
Than a Vision
<http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&
articleId=294195>

HISTORY: Society collects organizations' old records
Ridgefield Press - Ridgefield,CT,USA
In most cases the non-profit groups that initiate and carry on these 
projects have no headquarters or the space they have is not appropriate 
for archival 
...<http://www.acorn-online.com/news/publish/ridgefield/18739.shtml>

Nigeria: Obasanjo And His Library Dilemma
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
Aside from the library, the museum and other archival amenities, they 
said, this section will also comprise a centre for research, seminars 
and workshops. ...<http://allafrica.com/stories/200706050748.html>

Canada: E-Discovery - The Changing Face Of Litigation
Mondaq News Alerts (subcription) - London,UK
To avoid these consequences, parties in consultation with counsel 
should implement a "litigation hold" on any document retention and 
destruction policies. 
...<http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=48984&searchresults=1>

Inkjet images don't just fade; they can vanish
CNET News.com - San Francisco,CA,USA
GATINEAU, Quebec--The preservation center at Canada's national archive 
here might have the last word when it comes to keeping the color in 
color photography ...
<http://news.com.com/Inkjet+images+dont+just+fade+they+can+vanish/2100-10
41_3-6188723.html>

FileTrail Adds Mapping Technology to File Tracking
DirectionsMag.com (press release) - Glencoe,IL,USA
FileTrail Inc., the leading provider of RFID File Tracking Solutions, 
announced the addition of QuickMaps mapping to their Records Management 
products. 
...<http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/index.php?duty=Show&id=17
713

Re-Branding Effort
Scure Destruction Business - Cleveland,OH,USA
While the Shred-it brand was well established, Brophy saw the need to 
offer clients an expanded range of services, including records 
management, ... 
<http://www.sdbmagazine.com/articles/article.asp?MagID=4&ID=5717&IssueID=
246>

Holocaust-era Documents To Go On Display
Guardian Unlimited - UK
The Vienna discovery includes reports, financial documents, card files, 
books, maps and charts that together form a history of the final years 
of Vienna's 
...<http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6686220,00.html>

Wright inquiry holds probe on lost PSNI files
Belfast Telegraph - Belfast,UK
Last year the inquiry held hearings about missing Prison Service 
material, including hundreds of security files that were destroyed and 
documents that went 
...<http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article2615157.
ece>

Gag on ministers in stolen files fiasco
Advertiser Adelaide - Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
POLICE commanders have "gagged" the Government's most senior figures 
over the stolen documents fiasco, State Parliament has heard. ... 
<http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,21856739-5006301,00.htm
l>

New facilities to house temporary e-records
FCW.com - Falls Church,VA,USA
BY Ben Bain. The National Archives and Record Administration has 
announced that it has opened two new records vaults that will allow 
federal agencies for ...<http://www.fcw.com/article102902-06-05-07-Web>

Sound archive charts history of UK food and drink
Talking Retail - Swanley,Kent,UK
A collection of sound recordings detailing the revolutionary changes in 
Britain's food culture over the last 100 years is being launched by the 
British 
...<http://www.talkingretail.com/news/5313/Sound-archive-charts-history-o
.ehtml>

214-year-old letter from Washington given to historical society
The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg,SC,USA
In 1999, a statue of Washington was unveiled in Washington Square, 
right next to the Historical Society. A statue of Moultrie will be 
dedicated at White 
...<http://www.thetandd.com/articles/2007/06/05/ap-state-sc/d8pipcl00.txt
>

NARA seeks help in taking archives online
FCW.com - Falls Church,VA,USA
As part of an effort to bolster online access to its documents, the 
National Archives and Records Administration is looking for a small 
business to help it ...<http://www.fcw.com/article102900-06-05-07-Web>

Kevin Hoover: Vaulting into Arcata's history and heartbeat - June ...
Arcata Eye - Arcata,CA,USA
The vault is like a museum of data storage through the ages, with 
everything from computer discs and tapes to bound printouts, looseleaf 
binders, 
...<http://www.arcataeye.com/index.php?module=Pagesetter&tid=2&topic=4&fu
nc=viewpub&pid=602&format=full>

Packaged Approach to E-Discovery
Byteandswitch.com - New York,NY,USA
Despite increasing levels of paranoia, users have bemoaned the lack of 
products that could link records management, email, and e-discovery 
systems. 
...<http://www.byteandswitch.com/document.asp?doc_id=125678&WT.svl=news2_
1>

Blogger's actions bring scrutiny
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
But The Courier-Journal requested a copy of Hall's open-records request 
and the state's response and was told yesterday in a letter from 
Fletcher's deputy 
...<http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070605/NE
WS01/706050417>

Calaveras Adopts Email Policy
MyMotherLode.com - Sonora,CA,USA
He says much of the changes were designed to address destruction of 
evidence and ease of retrieval issues. Among other rules, the new 
policy calls for 
...<http://www.mymotherlode.com/News/article/kvml/1181079554>

Kentucky Attorney General Reviewing Blogger¿s Access to State ...
Editor &amp; Publisher - USA
Courier-Journal last week he obtained the message through an open 
records request. It was one of more than 19000 messages from various 
people that were left 
...<http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/departments/online/article_display.jsp
?vnu_content_id=1003594353>

Reuters
'Laundry letters' worth millions
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- One of the word's greatest collections of 
historical letters, including a note written by Napoleon to his lover 
Josephine, has been found in a filing cabinet tucked away in a Swiss 
laundry room.
<http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/06/04/britain.letters.reut/index.ht
ml>

BBC
M-way covered in military papers
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/6726505.stm>

Council: Shredding may resume
Tracy Press - Tracy,CA,USA
The City of Tracy lifted a document destruction moratorium and told 
city officials to research options to store new and old city documents. 
By John Upton ...<http://tracypress.com/content/view/9584/2/>


Leicestershire council brings social care docuuments into central ...
ComputerworldUK - UK
Leicestershire county council has implemented a new electronic 
documents and records management system to improve access to social 
services case files and 
...<http://www.computerworlduk.com/technology/business-intelligence/data-
management/news/index.cfm?newsid=3355>

Shredder Needed To Cut Record Storage Costs, Judge Says
Springdale Morning News - Springdale,AR,USA
Those files need shredding, Benton County Judge Gary Black told 
justices of the peace during a tour of the old jail Tuesday. Black 
pointed at every cell, 
...<http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2007/06/05/news/060607bzfinance.txt
>

Mobile IT Workers Taking Risks Online
CIO Today - Woodland Hills,CA,USA
A primary source of concern highlighted in a new report by SurfControl 
is the 80 percent of laptop users who access the Internet through 
potentially 
...<http://www.cio-today.com/news/Mobile-I-T--Workers-Taking-Risks-Online
/story.xhtml?story_id=0120012IEP30>

Check 'n Go responds to actions from Texas AG office
East Texas Review - Longview,TX,USA
Check 'n Go contracts with a third-party vendor, Iron Mountain, to 
ensure outdated customer files and any sensitive information are 
securely and properly 
...<http://www.easttexasreview.com/story.htm?StoryID=4533>

Businesses Struggle With Electronic Records Rules
PC World - USA
Some firms find it a challenge to comply with new law on retaining 
digital records for court. Six months after new federal e-discovery 
rules took effect in 
...<http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,132610-c,workplace/article.html>

Data up-to-date
GCN.com - Washington,DC,USA
Washington doesn't allow the computer to simply delete a voter. "An 
election official has to pull up records and look at two signatures," 
Excell said. ...<http://www.gcn.com/print/26_13/44416-1.html>

Ransom Center offers pieces of the past
News 8 Austin - Austin,TX,USA
"One of her early managers put her in black face because she was too 
big and ugly to be on stage without makeup," archivist Helen Adair 
said. ... 
<http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=185553&SecID=2>


New consoles tell town's history
Wiltshire Times - Wiltshire,UK
The county archivist Steve Hobbs has helped us greatly throughout the 
job." One of the consoles, a fixed unit, will be permanently located in 
the visitor 
...<http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/latestheadlines/display.var.1451
043.0.new_consoles_tell_towns_history.php>

Sharing MP3s May Mean Sharing Far More
Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA
Among documents he found: loan applications, bank statements, dispute 
letters, wire transfer authorizations, credit reporting agency records, 
...<http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4867195.html>

Data Leak Prevention: Coming Soon to a Business Near You
Dark Reading - New York,NY,USA
Every company has employee records that include Social Security 
numbers, or customer records that contain credit card information and 
other data from their 
...<http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=125808&WT.svl=cmpnews1
_2>

Wilson returns records to 'Net
Rosenberg Herald Coaster - Rosenberg,TX,USA
The decision to place those images online in their entirety drew 
criticism, however, because those documents often contain Social 
Security numbers and other 
...<http://www.herald-coaster.com/articles/2007/06/06/news/news01.txt>

Internet Access To Fort Bend Clerk Documents To Be Restored Thursday
FortBendNow - Richmond,TX,USA
The Fort Bend County Clerk's office will restore Internet access to
public documents on Thursday, County Clerk Dianne Wilson said in an
announcement. ...
<http://www.fortbendnow.com/news/2979/internet-access-to-fort-bend-clerks
-documents-restored-thursday>

Metrofile opens Middle East's largest records storage and ...
Al-Bawaba - Amman,Jordan
... opened the largest dedicated records storage and processing centre 
in the Middle East to cater to the increasing demand for outsourced 
document storage. ...<http://www.albawaba.com/en/countries/UAE/213710>

Stanley Gibbons Acquires Historical Einstein Archive
PR Newswire UK (press release) - London,UK
Stanley Gibbons, the famous dealer in collectibles, has acquired an 
historically important archive of letters written by Albert Einstein. 
... <http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=199793>


Storage company owner keeps business local
Daily American Online (subscription) - Somerset,PA,USA
While the world of data and record storage is arguably unglamorous, 
recent changes in technology, construction codes and the types of 
things companies need 
...<http://www.dailyamerican.com/articles/2007/06/05/news/news593.txt>

Taking the wraps off e-mail
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - Ketchum,ID,USA
The council wants the city to comply with Idaho law and recent Idaho 
Supreme Court decisions in which the court ruled that e-mails are 
public documents. ...<http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005115578>

Covenant blow to developers
Dorset Echo - England,UK
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council records manager David Sinclair 
has unearthed documents showing the provisions of the covenant have 
already been ...
<http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.1449894.0.covenant_blow_to_devel
opers.php>

Mariposa archives safe
Orillia Packet &amp; Times - Orillia,Ontario,Canada
Thought was given to housing the materials in Orillia but money was a 
factor, Lusty told The Packet & Times, adding the archives also 
deserved national ...
<http://www.orilliapacket.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=5598
56&catname=Local%20News&classif=News%20Live>

Identity Theft: How Major Corporations May be Exposing Your ...
TMC Net - Norwalk,CT,USA
... awareness of the need for proper data destruction, but have been 
slow in helping eliminate the problem of identity theft and other 
security breaches. 
...<http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-identity-theft-how-major-corporations-
may-be-exposing-/2007/06/06/2692783.htm>

The Telegraph
One filing cabinet held 500 years of history
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/04/nlets04.
xml>





Peter Kurilecz
Richmond, VA

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