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Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
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County Records: Closed for Business
Voice of San Diego - San Diego,CA,USA
Legal bills turned over by the county of San Diego in response to a 
public records request were almost completely redacted. In contrast, a 
similar document ...
<http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/articles/2007/04/03/news/01county040307.t
xt>

Albertan, with special distinction
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune (subscription) - Grande 
Prairie,Alberta,Canada
The Fairview-born and Sexsmith-raised archivist was announced last week 
as one of this year's inductees into the Alberta Order of Excellence – 
the highest 
...<http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/z_albertanwith0402.lasso>

Texas AG sues RadioShack for dumping customers' records in trash
Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The state Attorney General's Office sued 
RadioShack Corp. on Monday for exposing customers to possible identity 
theft after records 
...<http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/4681253.html>

THE ART OF THE MATTER
Detroit Free Press - Detroit,MI,USA
Records of comparable private sales are buried in gallery files and 
correspondence that dealers tend to guard like state secrets. Auction 
records can also ...
<http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070402/ENT05/104020001
/0/ENT04>

Southwest Collections Library boasts sports archives, historic marvels
The Daily Toreador (subscription) - Lubbock,TX,USA
Photo albums and scrapbooks of women's basketball teams from the 1960s, 
along with stat sheets for players so old they are applying for Social 
Security, ...
<http://www.dailytoreador.com/home/news/2007/04/03/LaVida/Southwest.Colle
ctions.Library.Boasts.Sports.Archives.Historic.Marvels-2819004.shtml>

InformationWeek
Copyright: Fair Use Is Your Friend
<http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/03/copyright_fair
.html>

Local historians all have favorite treasures
Warren Times Gazette - Warren,RI,USA
Historical artifacts are keys to the past, and guardians of municipal 
documents, antiquities and other relics from bygone years all have 
their personal ...<http://www.eastbayri.com/story/288570709976538.php>


Recorder expanding services on Web site
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
The current system allows for electronic storage and retrieval of the 
mortgages, deeds and other documents filed with his office. 
...<http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/local/17019136.htm>

Airport wants document rules
The Daily Advertiser - Lafayette,LA,USA
Citizens will have to pay for copies of public documents from the 
Lafayette Airport Commission and will not be allowed to make their own 
copies under a...
<http://www.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070403/NEWS01/
704030320/1002>

Historical society closing the books
Waterloo Record - Waterloo,Ontario,Canada
The collection will live on in the Grace Schmidt room at the main 
branch of the Kitchener Public Library, where the Waterloo Historical 
Society's archives ...
<http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1175574072060&call_pageid=1024322085509&col=1
024322199564>

National Archives stores history online
Computing - London,UK
The National Archives has developed a digital directory to record 
details of projects funded by the Local Heritage Initiative (LHI), to 
preserve England’s ...
<http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/news/2187010/national-archives-stor
es>

Pheto clarifies situation of records employees
Republic of Botswana - Gaberones,Botswana
PARLIAMENT - A group of employees who joined the Department of National 
Archives and Records Services between the 1994 and 1996 were recruited 
at B5 scale ...
<http://www.gov.bw/cgi-bin/news.cgi?d=20070402&i=Pheto_clarifies_situatio
n_of_records_employees>

Texas Sues RadioShack After Retailer Dumps Thousands of Customer ...
eWeek - Woburn,MA,USA
The records contained Social Security numbers, credit and debit card 
information, names, addresses and telephone numbers, according to 
investigators. ...<http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2110856,00.asp>

Secretary of State pulls SSN numbers from Web
Arizona Capitol Times - Phoenix,AZ,USA
The Arizona Secretary of State's Office yanked Internet access to 
documents containing the Social Security numbers of Arizonans on Friday 
just hours after a ...<http://www.azcapitoltimes.com/story.cfm?id=5202>

Computing, - London, UK
18th Century parliamentary history unveiled through cutting edge 21st 
Century technology
<http://www.computing.co.uk/information-world-review/news/2186334/18th-ce
ntury-parliamentary>

RadioShack Admits To Dumping Customer Records
InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA
Our Northshore Plaza store in Portland, Texas, is part of a shredding 
program we have in place throughout the state for the secure disposal 
and destruction ...
<http://www.informationweek.com/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=19
8702184>

Erewash trims data management costs
ComputerWeekly.com - UK
... requirements of its paper documents and files with the introduction 
of an electronic document and records management (EDRM) system from 
Tower Software. ...
<http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2007/04/03/222853/erewash-trims-d
ata-management-costs.htm>

Recovered records a 'treasure-trove'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - St. Louis,MO,USA
Now, after two years of preserving and indexing by the Missouri State 
Archives, historians are ready to tell the public exactly what they've 
found. ...
<http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/stor
y/8FC05AAC3316901F862572B20011A479?OpenDocument>

Client files dumped in bins, claim watchdog
ic Birmingham.co.uk - Birmingham,UK
Mike Bull, of ScamsDirect, is passing the documents on to the 
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and the claims his 
investigation – carried out at ...
<http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/birminghampost/news/tm_headline=clie
nt-files-dumped-in-bins--claim-watchdog&method=full&objectid=18851322&sit
eid=50002-name_page.html>

Rutherford's records settle into home
The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
In the new building, which cost $1.3 million, there is room not just 
for the 5000 square feet of climate-controlled records storage, but a 
reading room and ...
<http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070403/COUNTY07/70403
0345/1006/NEWS>

Suit says VP took secrets
Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati,OH,USA
A cleaned-out computer hard drive and the suspected trail of downloaded 
confidential documents made the departure of Scott Arledge more than 
just another ...
<http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070403/BIZ01/70403
0371/1076/BIZ>


Disposal Suspension: Are You Prepared When the Summons Comes?
TechLINKS (press release) - Atlanta,GA,USA
"It is clear beyond reasonable dispute that The Company has been guilty 
of gross spoliation of evidence. … The court imposes limits upon The 
Company’s ...
<http://www.techlinks.net/CommunityPublishing/tabid/92/articleType/Articl
eView/articleId/3764/Disposal-Suspension-Are-You-Prepared-When-the-Summon
s-Comes.aspx>

Film, sound archive becomes home for researchers
ABC Online - Australia
The Centre for Scholarly and Archival Research has been launched today 
to give academics from across the world a place to stay at the archive 
for the ...<http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200704/s1888742.htm>

Computerworld
RadioShack may have tossed 'thousands' of customer records into Dumpster
<http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&
articleId=9015399&source=NLT_SEC&nlid=38>

vnunet.com comment: Clive Longbottom on data footprints in the sand
IT Week - London,UK
Data retention laws are becoming more commonplace, and data disclosure 
is being used by legal and governance bodies worldwide to ensure that 
things are as ...
<http://www.itweek.co.uk/vnunet/news/2187012/vnunet-com-comment-clive>

Home Office publishes data retention proposal
Out-Law.com - London,England,UK
To comply with last year's EU Directive on Data Retention, these rules 
must be extended or new rules passed to mandate the retention of 
internet data, ...<http://www.out-law.com/page-7929>

Automotive film archive goes live
Autoblog - Santa Monica,CA,USA
Covering more than 100 years of automotive history, the archive has 
been assembled from private and professional film collections, 
advertisements and ...
<http://www.carscoop.autoblog.com/2007/04/03/automotive-film-archive-goes
-live/>

Lottery funds open online archive of St.Helens
24dash.com - Hereford,Herefordshire,UK
A grant of more than half a million pounds from the Heritage Lottery 
Fund (HLF) will open up an online archive of information about St. 
Helens’ past. ...<http://www.24dash.com/education/18818.htm>


Radio Shack Sued for Exposing Customer Info
TechNewsWorld - Sherman Oaks,CA,USA
Like finding an email marketing solution for your marketing department. 
Lyris ListManager is the robust, scalable, and easily integrated 
solution your team ...<http://www.technewsworld.com/story/56685.html>

InformationWeek
RadioShack Admits To Dumping Customer Records The Texas attorney 
general filed two charges against RadioShack and is investigating 
whether the thousands of records dumped in a garbage bin have been used 
for identity theft.
<http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=1987021
84>

InformationWeek
FCC Adopts Tougher Phone Record Privacy Rules
<http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=1987020
73>

Technology may ease compliance burden
SearchWinIT.com - USA
... software only to have its use halted by Quest's legal department, 
which
often has a delete-versus-save mentality, said IT managers at the 
event. ...
<http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid1_gci12497
91,00.html>

Hawai'i crash data won't stay a state secret
Honolulu Advertiser - Honolulu,HI,USA
A team of experts who came to Hawai'i in October to evaluate the 
state's traffic records system criticized the DOT, saying the agency 
restricted access so ...
<http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070404/NE
WS03/704040404/1001/NEWS>

Correct this historian if he's wrong -- which he never is
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA
They practically live in the California History Room at the California 
State Library, where the couple arrive with their daily to-do lists and 
pore through ...<http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/149043.html>


Cooperation, Competition, Convergence
Scure Destruction Business - Cleveland,OH,USA
As clients look for integrated approaches to their records management 
that incorporate document and electronic media storage as well as 
destruction,...
<http://www.sdbmagazine.com/articles/article.asp?MagID=4&ID=5690&IssueID=
244>

ARCHIVIST DANIEL WAGNER IS WORRIED ABOUT THE ONSLAUGHT OF THE ...
Pune Newsline - Pune,India
As an archivist at the George Eastman House International Museum of 
Photography and Film in Rochester, New York, Daniel Wagner is used to 
counting and 
...<http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=230080>

Fascinating scrapbook archives early days of new town planning
Hemelhempstead Today - UK
By Pete Bennett. Hemel Hempstead celebrated the 60th anniversary of its 
designation as a new town last month and now in a two-part feature The 
Gazette can ...
<http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleID=2224740&SectionID
=5233>

Reuters
Man stole Civil War papers to sell on Internet
<http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070404/wr_nm/archives_internet_dc_2>

AP
Intern admits thefts from U.S. archives
<http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/national_archives_theft;_ylt=Av_RWRSJFEL4Zop8
4xZpAcpsaMYA>

Historical photos of Russian emperors saved by Epson
LetsGoDigital - Emst,Gelderland,Netherlands
Among the collection presented to the RCF were old photos and glass 
negatives from the personal archive of the last Russian Tsar Nikolai 
II. ...<http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/13842/russian-emperors/>

Hosting Comes to Email and Document Archiving
Wall Street &amp; Technology - Manhasset,NY,USA
Hosted archiving in theory provides instant usability and scalability, 
that's why many companies ship their back files out to Iron Mountain 
and others. ...
<http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/blog/archives/2007/04/hosting_comes_t.h
tml>

More MLK papers await
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - Atlanta,GA,USA
When station officials couldn't repay her, they gave her a box of 
records, equipment and a green folder with the King files. 
...<http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2007/04/04/040
5metkingpapers.html>

Ex-Morgan Stanley worker charged
BusinessWeek - USA
Chilowitz, of Yorktown Heights, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, 
transportation of stolen property in interstate commerce, theft of 
trade secrets and 
...<http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8OA0HI80.htm>

Corporate Security
Energy Central - Denver,CO,USA
Nevertheless, the case highlights the paranoia over the loss of trade 
secrets and what the potential ramifications could be. ... 
<http://www.energycentral.com/centers/energybiz/ebi_detail.cfm?id=303>

Attorney general's dumpster-diving snares third big score
Legal News Line - Washington,DC,USA
LegalNewsLine recently reported that Abbott's zeal had upset Texas 
bureaucrats after he ruled that SSNs be "redacted" from all public 
documents. ...
<http://www.legalnewsline.com/news/193014-attorney-generals-dumpster-divi
ng-snares-third-big-score>

EDD Rules: Fact or Scary Fiction?
Law.com (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
Also, if evidence is inadvertently destroyed, spoliation claims could 
very well mire the case in a bog of protracted, expensive motion 
practice unrelated to ...
<http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLT.jsp?id=1175711404123
>

New York Times
ARTS / ART & DESIGN   | April 1, 2007
Art:  Arsenic and Old Photos
By RANDY KENNEDY
Dusan Stulik has been collecting 170 years of material for what might 
be called the genome project of predigital photography.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/01/arts/design/01kenn.html?ex=1176523200&
en=8283d24e1cfc3e14&ei=5070&emc=eta1>




Peter Kurilecz
Richmond Va
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