Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted: June 17, 2004
Column politicized issue, painted wrong picture

Galveston Daily Mail
Rosenberg Library a history sleuth’s paradise
By Greg Barr
Published June 20, 2004
GALVESTON — Casey Greene’s business card says he’s “Head, Special
Collections,” but a more accurate title might read “Galveston History Sleuth.”
In charge of the Rosenberg Library’s Galveston and Texas History Center since
1984, Greene has not only kept up with countless documents donated to the
library’s archival collection, but he has helped countless people uncover a
glimpse of their pasts.

Deseret News
Gathering Utah's heritage
New downtown museum will offer visitors firsthand history
lessons,1249,595071223,00.html (

The Union Leader
John Clayton:
Preparing history for takeoff
Union Leader Staff
YOU KNOW things are going well for the
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society
when the building that will serve as home to
its new museum — the WPA-built, 1930sera,
Art Deco-style terminal building at
Manchester Airport — is airborne in itself.
The building is two feet off the ground.

Ukiah Daily Journal
Digital stories are family
The Daily Journal
Many families have photo albums,
pictures of loved ones and good times
that have the power to transport the
viewer into the past. Now, using modern
techology, Joe Lambert is teaching
people to bring their captured memories
to life through a new artistic medium
digital storytelling.,1413,91~3089~2226333,00.htm

Belleville News-Democrat
Posted on Sun, Jun. 20, 2004
Web site to offer court documents
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EDWARDSVILLE - Madison County residents' divorce records, lawsuits and even their traffic tickets now
can be accessed by anyone with a computer and a couple hundred bucks
The computerized records of cases maintained by the circuit clerk now are available online for anyone
willing to pay a $240-per-year subscription. A Mississippi company, Jano Justice Systems Inc., is hoping
to turn the public records into a private profit.

Columbia Daily Tribune
Coroner’s inquests archived online
Documents used to study Missouri’s past.
Published Sunday, June 20, 2004
ST. LOUIS (AP) - On the surface, former Missouri Lt. Gov. Thomas Reynolds had
everything: a wife, community stature, a law practice in St. Louis.
But a coroner’s inquest conducted at Lynch’s Undertaking Establishment tells a
different story of Reynolds, who left Missouri briefly during the Civil War with other
Confederate exiles.

Ozarks Newsstand
Computers access county records
By: George Holcomb 06/21/2004
HARRISON--When the Boone County Clerk's Office opened for
business in 1869, the clerk's office began filing paper records in
books and envelopes. When a clerk or anyone else wanted to refer to
any of those records, they dug around in drawers, boxes and heaps
of paper. Pursuit of the paper documents led through a filing system
that often defied and frustrated, and sometimes defeated the

DISA selects e-records file management standard
BY Florence Olsen
June 21, 2004
The Defense Information Systems Agency has selected software that uses an Internet
open standard known as WebDAV for the document and file manager component of its
global Defense Collaboration Tool Suite.

Putting records to work
FBI creates a records management organization that helps agents
fight crime
BY Sara Michael
June 21, 2004
In the records management community, they say that the intensity of an agency's interest
in records can be directly tied to how recently the agency experienced a records disaster.
For the FBI, that rule became all too familiar.
Bureau officials took heat a few years ago when 1,000 documents related to the case of
Timothy McVeigh, who was executed for the 1995 bombing of a federal building in
Oklahoma City, were misplaced due to poor management and antiquated systems.

Building an organization
BY Sara Michael
June 21, 2004
The FBI's Records Management Division is organized into three sections, each led by
experts hired in 2002:

Westside News
Clarkson historian's
archives note special
It was one year ago that Hazel
Kleinbach retired as historian
of the Town of Clarkson and I
became the new historian. How
time passes. Over the past year
I have met many wonderful and
interesting people and am
excited when I look forward to
the year to come. I have found
that one of the jobs of historian
is to wade through and
categorize all sorts of printed
material. Yesterday's news is
now history.

Evening Mail
Carpet museum has pile of cash
Jun 21 2004
By Andy Probert, Evening Mail
A Midland museum dedicated to carpet is on a roll --thanks to a £49,000
Lottery windfall.
The Kidderminster Carpet Museum Trust, set up to honour the town's
traditional industry, will use the Heritage Lottery Fund grant to
catalogue its growing archive and promote itself around the world.

Hartford Courant
Text Messages Could Be Used Against
June 20, 2004
By JON SARCHE, Associated Press
A few hours after NBA star Kobe Bryant had sex with a
Vail, Colo.,-area hotel worker last summer, the woman
exchanged cellphone text messages with a former
boyfriend and someone else.
What's in those messages could help determine whether
the sex was consensual or whether Bryant is guilty of rape
as charged. The judge himself said the content may be
"highly relevant" to the case.,1,7411763.story? (

Boston Globe
Forcing school busing out of the box
Forcing school busing out of the box 30 years after first busesrolled,
records unearthed
By Anand Vaishnav, Globe Staff | June 20, 2004
Boston schools Superintendent William Leary uttered the words nearly 30 years ago, at a Sept. 26,
1974, Boston School Committee meeting. Yet his description of the opening days of school
desegregation in Boston, recounted in worn, typed minutes, have lost none of their sharpness: (

Houston Chronicle
June 19, 2004, 7:20PM
Abbott lauds newspapers' use of open records
Associated Press
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott applauded newspapers Friday for aggressively seeking
information through the state's open records laws and taking legal action when warranted.
Abbott's office receives about 1,000 requests a month from local governments seeking rulings on
whether information must be released to the public.

Broderick Says Court Records Should Be Open
Task Force Weighs Openness, Privacy Concerns
POSTED: 4:15 pm EDT June 21, 2004
CONCORD, N.H. -- The chief justice of the state Supreme
Court said Monday a new committee must consider privacy
concerns when drafting a policy on public access to
computerized court records, but overall he favors openness.
"My own bias strongly tilts in favor of openness," Chief Justice
John Broderick said at the first meeting of the court's Task
Force on Public Access to Court Records.

The DVD/CD Shredder Plus Rugged Media Destruction Device
Prevent Theft or Unauthorized use of Discarded DVDs, CDs, Floppy Disks, and Credit Cards
CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alera Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Advanced DVD and CD
Recording Solutions announced today that it is launching its new DVD/CD Shredder Plus, the ultimate media destruction device
that cuts DVDs, CDs, Floppy Disks and Credit Cards into small unusable strips, permanently preventing unauthorized use and it
is HIPAA compliant. With carbon steel blades and 1/2 horsepower motor, this industrial strength product is designed specifically
for shredding DVDs, CDs and Floppy's. The DVD/CD Shredder Plus is equipped with a unique automatic start/stop feature and a
4 gallon receptacle to catch the pieces.

Wall Street Journal
Beware the Fading Dye:
Writeable CDs, DVDs
Vary a Lot in Quality
June 21, 2004; Page B1
Writeable CDs and DVDs, now being used millions of times a day to
store everything from corporate tax returns to Little League pictures,
may seem like one of the little wonders of the digital age. This little
wonder, though, has a big problem: No one really knows how long the
discs will last.
Fortunately, a mild-mannered civil servant at a small federal agency is
stepping forward to meet the challenge. His name is Fred Byers, and
while his official title is technical staff member at the National Institute
of Standards and Technology, he could well be called Dr. Disc.,,SB108776832732842307,00.html?

Managing Information
21 June 2004
Digital Preservation Program Launches
Research Grants Initiative
The US National Digital Information Infrastructure and
Preservation Program of the Library of Congress
(NDIIPP) is partnering with the National Science
Foundation (NSF) to establish the first research grants
program to specifically address the preservation of
digital materials

New York Times
June 21, 2004
Old Search Engine, the Library, Tries to Fit Into a Google World
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 — Katarina Maxianova, who received her bachelor's degree in
comparative literature from Columbia University in May, took a seminar last year in which the
professor assigned two articles from New Left Review magazine. She found one immediately
through Google; for the other, she had to trek to the library stacks.
"Everyone in class tried to get those articles online," she said, "and some people didn't even bother to go
to the stacks when they couldn't Google them."

Making technology work for record management
BY Sara Michael
June 21, 2004
Technology and records managers typically don't understand one another. Historically, a
tension exists between the two camps, but as the disciplines evolve, they are becoming
more intricately linked, and increasing the need for understanding on both sides, analysts
"The problem is [that] records managers and [information technology] people don't talk to
each other, and if they get together they don't know what to say to each other," said
Kenneth Thibodeau, director of the National Archives and Records Administration's
Electronic Records Archives program. "That's still a problem today, and I can't think of a
time since 1975 when it wasn't a problem." (

Washington Post
The Best Agnew Archive? No Contest.
At U-Md., the Monkey Skin Cape and More
By Joe Eaton
Special to The Washington Post
Sunday, June 20, 2004; Page D01
Spiro T. Agnew's monkey skin cape haunts its keepers.
A gift to the vice president
of the United States from
the president of Kenya in
1971, the cape now rests
folded in a long yellow box
at the University of
Maryland archives, along
with an unusual assortment
of other objects from
Agnew's political life.

Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
Richmond, Va
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