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Retired Union Pacific worker wants to tell story of railroaders
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
He also has spent hours at the state archives and making calls to
survivors listed in railroaders' obituaries. Wherever he goes, he takes
his three-inch ...
Lawyers decry state's disposal of insurance complaint records
Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville,FL,USA
Florida's Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink has halted the destruction
of records, which began under the previous administration, said her
spokeswoman Tara ...
Archives vital for athenaeum
The Republican - Springfield,MA,USA
The athenaeum held an "archives summit" last week with various city
departments, businesses and organizations to discuss their archival
Jewish history carries on in newspaper's 'Lens'
Chicago Sun-Times - United States
... archivist Chana Pollack have put together a book of more than 500
black-and-white photographs drawn from the more than 40000 in the
paper's archives. ...
Officials discuss grant at meeting
Today's Sunbeam - Salem,NJ,USA
Kurt Harker, records manager for the county, explained that the first
year of funding from the highly-competitive grant failed because the
vendor used to ...
Survey Finds Action on Information Requests Can Take Years
New York Times - United States
The survey found that 10 federal agencies had misrepresented their
backlog of FOIA requests in annual reports to Congress, misstating the
age of their
Court:Paper records just fineCourt:Paper records just fine
The Olympian - Olympia,WA,USA
Berney also denied that the agency treated some requesters differently
from others, saying disclosure of electronic records depended upon the
records in ...<http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/149839.html>
Yale U. Press Strikes Deal With Russian Archive to Open Stalin's ...
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) - USA
The Russian archive and Yale University Press have struck a deal to
digitize that library and some 440000 other documents. The press will
also publish books ...<http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i44/44a01301.htm>
VA inspector general blames IT specialist for Birmingham data loss
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
The specialist also initially lied about the scope of the breach and
attempted to delete or encrypt several files on his computer after
reporting the loss
"Test Method for the Estimation of the Archival Lifetime of ...
ICT Standardization Report - USA
"Test Method for the Estimation of the Archival Lifetime of Optical
Media" was approved by Ecma International during its June 28 General
Sports vs Film leads to an archival crisis
Minnesota Public Radio - Saint Paul,MN,USA
An article in the Independent newspaper says the British Film Institute
is in deep financial weeds, possibly because a whole chunk of lottery
Universities are the most likely place for data incidents
The NonProfit Times - Morris Plains,NJ,USA
PRC lists only breaches that put personal data at risk that can lead to
identity theft, with the majority of cases being exposed Social
Security numbers, ...<http://www.nptimes.com/07Jul/npt-070701-2.html>
Order stops disposal of records related to consumer disputes
Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
Sink's spokeswoman Tara Klimek said the records destruction began under
the previous administration. The Florida Department of Financial
Services decided ...
Lawyers rip agency for destroying documents
Florida Today - Melbourne,FL,USA
A public records champion called the practice "horrendous." A
Department of Financial Services lawyer countered that since the files
weren't requested and ...
Mary Penner: Homestead records offer wealth of data for researchers
Albuquerque Tribune - Albuquerque,NM,USA
The documents in homestead case files can provide genealogists a
variety of family information. In addition to a description of the
property, you may learn ...
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