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Subject: RAIN 20080316 NC Govs Email, Sunshine Week,
From: Peter Kurilecz <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 23 Mar 2008 17:30:25 -0400
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RAIN 20080316

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

Google Keeps Safe With Log Data
Security Pronews - Lexington,KY,USA
Google's data retention policies have been the subject of some debate, ever
since the Bush Administration made a grab for search engine logs to support
a ...
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http://www.securitypronews.com/insiderreports/insider/spn-49-20080314GoogleKeepsSafeWithLogData.html
>



State moving to archive, making it easier for FOI requests
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
Computer records played a role in the 2004 impeachment investigation of
former Gov. John G. Rowland. The legislative inquiry committee subpoenaed
DOIT for ...
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http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/connecticut/ny-bc-ct--sunshineweek-conn0315mar15,0,1787978.story
>



Geneologists major consumer of Oregon public records
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA
Mary Beth Herkert, the state archivist, says family history is probably the
biggest area of public records research for individual Oregonians. ...
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http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-23/120560726124780.xml&storylist=orlocal
>



Law fuzzy on saving of government e-mail
New Philadelphia Times Reporter - New Philadelphia,OH,USA
... and it's something that archivists all over the country are still
struggling with," said Pari Swift, assistant state archivist for Ohio....
<http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=81353&r=1>



Electronic records considered public in Oregon
kgw.com (subscription) - Portland,OR,USA
... cost a bundle to have it extracted from a database and edited, or
vanish because new communications gizmos aren't designed to archive text
messages. ...
<http://www.kgw.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8VE1KK00.html>



Data loss fears spur shredders to rapid growth
ic Wales - United Kingdom
... was able to buy a custom-built 18-tonne truck fitted with a heavy-duty
shredder which can destroy documents, CDs, tapes and counterfeit goods at
source. ...
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http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2008/03/15/data-loss-fears-spur-shredders-to-rapid-growth-91466-20626799/
>

E-mail of elected officials exempt from disclosure in RI
Boston Globe - United States
The state's open records law was amended in 1998 to define e-mail as a
public record subject to disclosure just like paper documents. ...
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode_island/articles/2008/03/15/e_mail_of_elected_officials_exempt_from_disclosure_in_ri
>



Beshear avoids e-mails, prefers verbal communications
Fort Mills Times - Fort Mill,SC,USA
In most states, including Kentucky, e-mails are treated like paper
documents and are subject to disclosure under open records laws. ...
<http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/102846.html>



State officials keep e-mail from view
USA Today - USA
Open records advocates contend by keeping electronic communications
private, states are giving their elected officials an avenue to operate in
secret -- they ...
<http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/internetprivacy/2008-03-15-emails_N.htm>



Exclusive: PRD Group to shape legacy at George W. Bush ...
Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
Bob Rogers, designer of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, said
museums are no longer just places to store a president's stuff. ...
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http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/031508dnnatbushdesign.3b3b8ec.html
>



Presidential memorials can be big tourist draws.
WFAA - Dallas,TX,USA
As George W. Bush prepares to leave office, the White House won't say how
much material has been collected for his presidential library and
museum in
Dallas ...
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http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/longterm/stories/031508dnnatdesignsider.37b1348.html
>



NH public access law entering the electronic age
Boston Globe - United States
The law does not cover electronic records and communications and pays little
attention to conduct outside official meetings -- all of which are addressed
in ...
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2008/03/15/nh_public_access_law_entering_the_electronic_age
>



US medical records still on low-tech paper
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) - Minneapolis,MN,USA
The huge and unwieldy American health care system lacks incentives to move
from paper to electronic records. By DAVID KOHN, Baltimore Sun For two
decades, ...
<http://www.startribune.com/nation/16694661.html>

Text messages enter public-records debate
USA Today - USA
Courts, lawyers and states are increasingly treating these typed text
messages as public documents subject to the same disclosure laws --
including the ...
<http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2008-03-15-textmsgs_N.htm>



Delete keys
News &amp; Observer - Raleigh,NC,USA
Contrast that with the state's overall policy guide about how public
documents are to be retained for posterity from the Department of Cultural
Resources: ...
<http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/story/1000929.html>



Them Days Inc. receives funding to protect archival collection
Western Star - Corner Brook,Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada
$200000 in total has been provided to the organization to construct an
archival unit that is fireproof, climate controlled, and wheelchair
accessible. ...
<http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=117329&sc=506>



E-mails requested from attorney general, secretary of state
MLive.com - MI,USA
E-mail and attachments that must be kept permanently for historical or
legal purposes generally is printed out, stored and eventually moved to the
Archives. ...
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http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/news-51/120560034942360.xml&storylist=newsmichigan
>



Sunshine laws must change with technology
Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe,OH,USA
Bob Taft, whose gubernatorial records were trucked off to the state
archives when he left office. Thousands of documents were taken to the
archives, ...
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http://www.chillicothegazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080316/OPINION01/803160314/1014/OPINION
>



Easley's position on e-mails is challenged
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
Mike Easley's administration when it comes to public records. The term
refers to a set of policies dictating how e-mail messages, which are
generally public ...
<http://www.charlotte.com/local/story/539127.html>



Grants help county clean house
New Jersey Herald - Newton,NJ,USA
... of Archives and Records Management for records projects that will
continue the already-in-progress switch of county documents to electronic
files and ...<http://www.njherald.com/291236225330930.php>

Kedah official papers missing
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
He said most of the documents were classified. "We are questioning the
government officers on duty. No one has a right to transfer the documents
without ...
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http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/17/election2008/20668461&sec=election2008
>



Why Internet Censorship Doesn't work
Infoshop News - USA
Set up for whistleblowers to post confidential documents, wikileaks has
become a major thorn in the side of the establishment. ...
<http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=2008031608330156>


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