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

If Maine could just borrow that Declaration ...
Central Maine Morning Sentinel - Augusta,ME,USA
Maine's state archivist, David Cheever, told reporters last week that the
state's attorney general saw no grounds for further appeal. ...


Former bishop engaged to document church records
Solomon Star - Honiara,Solomon Islands
Brown takes on the project: “During my last couple years as Bishop of
Malaita, I frequently consulted the Church of Melanesia archives (old books
and ...


Niche Work If You Can Get It
The National Law Journal - USA
The archives, located in a several-stories-tall light well, also contain
artifacts from famed legal scholar Bernard Witkin, who died in 1995. ...


White House stops using YouTube due to privacy concerns
FayObserver.com - Fayetteville,NC,USA
Melissa is an avid email-checking, text-messaging, social-networking
product of the Information Age and proud of it. She joined The Fayetteville
Observer ...


Federal judiciary grilled for charging for access to e-filed documents
The National Law Journal - USA
The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system provides
nationwide access to most records in district courts, including briefs, ...


Classified data on president's helicopter leaked via P2P
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
P2P networks are widely used to share music, video and data files over the
Internet. The Iranian IP address at which the file was found belongs to an...


Cologne building collapses, people feared trapped
KTAR.com - Phoenix,AZ,USA
The building that once housed the city archives has collapsed and officials
fear people could be trapped inside, authorities said Tuesday. ...


Revealed: Allied invasion of North Africa was only saved by ...
Daily Mail - UK
His arrest was revealed in security service files released by the National
Archive today. Professor Chris Andrew, official historian for MI5, ...


Mountaineer's archive collection safeguarded
Westmorland Gazette - Kendal,England,UK
This funding will enable the MHT Archivist to catalogue and make accessible
this fascinating collection to the general public and interested
researchers. ...


OSU Archives becomes among nation's first institutions to join ...
Media Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
CORVALLIS, Ore. th In celebration of the state of Oregon's 150th birthday,
the Oregon State University Archives has become the 21st institution to
join the ...


Nine missing as Cologne archives collapse
COLOGNE, Germany (AFP) — Up to nine people were missing on Tuesday after
the building containing Cologne's historical archives and an adjacent
apartment ...<http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gcv6Kh8jePA0Ga6l7ozFiRo_HjmQ>


Think you’re compliant? Corrupt metadata could land you in jail
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal - Fairfield,NJ,USA
The regulation requires pharmaceutical companies to protect electronic
records to ensure their preservation throughout the records retention
period. ...<http://www.s-ox.com/dsp_getFeaturesDetails.cfm?CID=2503>


German archive building collapses
BBC News - UK
The city's archive building collapsed at about 1400 local time (1300 GMT),
bringing down two other buildings. Cracks and groaning noises alerted staff
and ...

Sanitation Head Hands Over Thousands Of E-Mails
WDSU - New Orleans,LA,USA
Council e-mails are public records and can be obtained through a request of
the city's legal department. But that department said Washington's request
did ...


Blunt email report: Governor’s office was non-compliant with law
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
By Tony Messenger JEFFERSON CITY — By failing to preserve e-mails as
public records, the office of former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt ran afoul of
two state ...


Unopened claims letters hidden at VA offices
Federal Times - USA
“Shredding documents or burying them in the bottom drawer is a breach of
trust. Whether that breach of trust comes as a consequence of inadequate
training ...


Probe faults e-mail policies of Mo. ex-Gov. Blunt
The Associated Press
... on behalf of Blunt, which was released with the report, asserted that
his office did follow the Sunshine Law and had proper document retention
policies. ...


Report: Diebold Voting System Has 'Delete' Button for Erasing ...
Wired News - USA
According to California's report, one of the system's developers wrote in
an e-mail in 2001: “[a]dding a 'clear' button is easy, but there are too
many ...


Grants mean Bonington’s archive will go online
Grough - UK
Sir Chris continued: “I’m delighted that these are now going to see the
light of day; will be sorted and indexed by Maxine Willett, the very able
archivist ...


Release of e-mails could be violation of La. ethics laws
WWL - New Orleans,LA,USA
In it, it states that if a city employee gets a public records request,
they have four hours to hand deliver, e-mail or fax it to the law
department. ...


OU's Carl Albert Center acquires Oklahoma Senate oral history
Norman Transcript - Norman,OK,USA
Those interested in the Senate Oral History Collection may call the Carl
Albert Center archivists at 325-5835 or e-mail [log in to unmask]


Months-old state archives facility closes
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
4, 2009 12:00 AM Less than two weeks after its dedication, the new state
archives building closes today, the latest consequence of the state's
budget ...


Questions Abound After Cologne City Archive Collapse
Deutsche Welle - Bonn,Germany
Rescue workers tried to determine whether anyone had been trapped after the
four-story, archive building suddenly collapsed in Cologne. ...


Clemson receives archival grant
Greenville News - Greenville,SC,USA
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded Clemson University
and 22 other institutions grants to create statewide conservation plans for...


Collapsed Cologne Archives Show Challenge of Preserving History
Deutsche Welle - Bonn,Germany
The western German city of Cologne had the largest municipal archives ...
Eberhard Illner, a former long-time department director in the city
archives, ...


Iron Mountain punts subterranean data storage
Register - London,England,UK
... for storing paper records and tape cartridges in secured holes in the
ground - has started up an underground cloud-based Virtual File Service....


Archive Collapse Disaster for Historians
Spiegel Online - Berlin,Germany
"It's an inconceivable loss," Eberhard Illner, a former archivist for the
city, told the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper. "It's a catastrophe, not
just for ...


Finnish Parliament approves e-mail tracking law
TMCnet - USA
"We must not be naive and imagine that corporate espionage does not happen
here in Finland," Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen said. ...


Finnish parliament approves law on e-mail tracking
Monsters and Critics.com - USA
... protection law does not allow employers to read e-mails, but e-mails
and the size of attachments can be tracked on suspicion of corporate
espionage. ...


The city without a memory: treasures lost under collapsed Cologne ...
Times Online - UK
As police used tracker dogs to try to unearth suvivors beneath the
collapsed archives building, engineers were trying to work out how the 1971
institution ...


Guatemalan minister's kin threatened over archives
Reuters - USA
Colom vowed last year to open the archives to allow investigators to scour
them for evidence of army-backed massacres during the 1960-1996 conflict
between ...


Jim Hightower donating archives to Texas State
Houston Chronicle - United States
AP Texas News © 2009 AP SAN MARCOS, Texas — Radio commentator and former
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower is donating his archives to
the ...


UDC to share archives with Cleveland library
Cleveland Daily Banner - Cleveland,TN,USA
The Daughters voted to send a monetary donation to Tennessee Civil War
Trails and also approved the donation of the Chapter Archives to the
History Branch ...


Judge puts $1B trade secret suit on hold
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
... 2009 A $1 billion lawsuit in a theft of trade secret case has been put
on hold ... all engineers, stole trade secrets for military contracts from
their ...



Peter Kurilecz CRM CA
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