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

Fight to save story of 9/11 goes on
Albany Times Union - Albany,NY,USA
While the State Archives has systems in place for preserving routine 
records of each state agency at automatic intervals, some files 
pertaining to their ...

Like outdoors, history deserves our protection
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) - Minneapolis,MN,USA
In 1849, nine years before statehood, Minnesota's first territorial 
legislature created the Minnesota Historical Society. Since then, 
Minnesotans acting 

Va. police make gun database off-limits
Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA,USA
In his opinion, McDonnell said state police have the discretion to 
release the database under the state's Freedom of Information Act but 
that the law ...

Stolen Treasures
Newsweek - USA
April 16, 2007 issue - Denning McTague, a 40-year-old unpaid intern at 
the National Archives in Philadelphia, wasn't home last October when a 
team of FBI ...<>

Plans for Bush library stir Texas-size tempest
Chicago Tribune - Chicago,IL,USA
Still, the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation has described 
think tank affiliated with the library as "an institute inspired by the 

An Archive of Despair
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
Sunlight peeked through bullet holes in the shattered bathroom window 
of his top floor office at the Iraq National Library and Archive, where 
he is director ...

Intern Admits Theft From National Archives - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
PHILADELPHIA -- A 40-year-old intern with the National Archives pleaded 
guilty Wednesday to stealing 164 Civil War documents, including an 

National Archives Intern Admits Stealing Civil War Documents
FOX News - USA
PHILADELPHIA — An intern with the National Archives pleaded guilty 
Wednesday to stealing 164 Civil War documents, including an official 
announcement of ...<,2933,264002,00.html>

Stealing From the IRS
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
According to the report released last week, almost 500 laptop computers 
were lost or stolen from the homes, cars or offices of agency workers 
between ...

Connecticut Post, Sun, 08 Apr 2007 2:18 AM PDT
Fairfield's new history center taking shape
FAIRFIELD ? The Fairfield Historical Society's library, used by 5,000 
researchers a year and home to 10,000 volumes on the history of the 
town, as well Fairfield County and the state, will

Addict 3D, Sat, 07 Apr 2007 3:15 PM PDT
Stanford University Cataloging Huge Video Game Collection
Stanford University recently received a windfall of over 25,000 video 
games and now they are going through the arduous task of archiving them 

AP via Yahoo! News, Sat, 07 Apr 2007 7:54 AM PDT
Looted library, reborn, still in peril
In the three years since he took over the Iraqi National Library, Saad 
Eskander has repaired the damage from theft and arson, played detective 
and advised his employees on staying alive.

A century’s worth of records being archived by Lee schools
Naples Daily News - Naples,FL,USA
... of documents after they are put into the database, she said. So 
far, the district has saved 368 trees, according to the company doing 
all the shredding. ...

Business paper proliferates
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune - Casper,WY,USA
Most documents destined for shredding don't come out of a storage box. 
"It's the daily flow of waste paper," Johnson said. "You have to keep 
in mind, ...

Enterprise content management deployments double in two years
ComputerworldUK - UK
Deployments of enterprise-wide document and records management systems 
by UK firms has nearly doubled since 2005, research has shown. ...

Boston Globe, Fri, 06 Apr 2007 2:27 PM PDT
Mass. needs law banning private data on state Web sites, some say
It wasn't long ago that public documents were stacked in closets, and 
viewing them required patience and perseverance.

Privacy Advocate Targets Massachusetts Web Site
PC World - USA
A privacy advocate Friday threatened to publicly post on her Web site 
the names of prominent individuals in Massachusetts whose Social 
Security numbers and ...

Giant shredder devours sensitive documents
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune - Casper,WY,USA
How often a business destroys documents varies. Some are bound by law 
to retain records for a period of time. Firms might call in the Paper 
Predator on a ...

Federal Archives to stage travelling exhibits
Barbados Advocate – Barbados
AFTER completing six exhibitions on the Federal Archives at the Cave 
Hill campus, the Federal Archives Centre will be taking its exhibits to 
the public. ...

Incompatible global standards for European archives?
International Herald Tribune - France
... when Massachusetts became the first large government to say it 
would convert its digital archives to ODF because it wanted to move 
away from reliance on 

Reclaiming the past can be personal
Brisbane Times - Brisbane,Queensland,Australia
Since the 1940s the Webb and Warner pictures have been locked up in the 
University of Sydney's archives. Although part of the AP Elkin papers – 
one of the 

Reclassification and the record book - Portland,OR,USA
OSAA sports information director Steve Walker doesn't want to delete, 
or retire, the existing state meet records, a list which has sometimes 
included some ...

Who's Guarding Your Data in the Cybervault?
TechNewsWorld - Sherman Oaks,CA,USA
"ChoicePoint transformed itself from a poster child of data breaches to 
a role model for data security and privacy practices," says Gartner 
analyst Avivah ...<>

Archives ex-intern pleads guilty to theft
Philadelphia Daily News - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Leslie Simon, National Archives regional director, surveys some of the 
162 recovered documents at news conference yesterday at US Attorney's 
office in ...

Communist Party Donates Once-Secret Archives To NYU
WNBC - New York,NY,USA
"It could have blown up the street," Michael Nash, a New York 
University archivist, said tongue-in-cheek about a 1920s documentary 
film that was turning ...<>

Peter Kurilecz
Richmond Va
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