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RAIN 20100228 Part 1


Peter Kurilecz <[log in to unmask]>


Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>


Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:15:12 -0500





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RAIN 20100228a

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

Papers provide unique look at Colonial past
Providence Journal
The items include typical documents, including letters, estate deeds,
diaries, books, ledgers, maps, journals, cargo lists, newspaper articles and
bank ...<>

Data Thefts Cost Firms $2 Million Each a Year, Symantec Says
22 (Bloomberg) -- The theft of trade secrets and customer information cost
companies an average of $2 million each last year, according to research

Homecoming of a lost album: 'My dear family'
Gary Post Tribune
I then connected her with Steve McShane, the archivist and curator for the
Calumet Regional Archives at Indiana University Northwest. ...

Franklin County clerk: High temperature threatens rare records
Plattsburgh Press Republican
And until a computer-software program is written that controls the steam
heat to the records-management section of her department, County Clerk Wanda

Pa. school district is asked not to wipe computers
The Gouverneur Times
... of wiping clean the hard drive or otherwise engaging in the spoliation
of evidence," family lawyer Mark S. Haltzman wrote in the emergency
petition. ...<>

Iron Mountain buys Mimosa Systems for $112 mln
Iron Mountain provides records management, data protection and recovery, and
paper shredding services. Until now, Iron Mountain Digital, the technology
arm ...<>

Mormons digitizing Manila's records
Manila Standard Today
City Registrar Josefa Ocampo said the digitizing was based on records kept
in city hall that survived destruction during World War II including typhoon

NARA Addresses Cloud Record Keeping
The National Archive and Records Administration advises federal agencies on
the challenges of data retention and records transfer in cloud computing.

Moving Beyond “A Declassification System That Does Not Work”
Secrecy News (blog)
“Between 1997 and 2007 the Federal Government acknowledges spending $1.343
billion on declassification,” reported Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist
at ...<>

Gray: The city that was. And never was.
Houston Chronicle
Strom got his master's degree in history, and for nine years worked as the
architectural archivist at the Houston Public Library's Houston Metropolitan

Government Seeks to Intervene in Corporate Espionage Case
Main Justice
... in a civil suit involving allegations of corporate espionage, and to put
a halt to discovery proceedings for six months, according to ...<>

Medical Paper Trail Takes Electronic Turn
New York Times
Dr. Litvin, now an internist at the Medical University of South Carolina who
teaches doctors how to improve care using electronic records, pointed out
that ...<>

Huffington Post Investigative Fund
Shopping for Health Software, Some Doctors Get Buyer’s Remorse

Volatile Industry Prompts Calls for Oversight of Firms’ Financial Strength

Iron Mountain Acquires Data Archiver Mimosa Systems
The $112 million deal provides Iron Mountain with an established archive
that can integrate email, SharePoint data, and regular files. ...<>

FTC sounds alarm: data leaking onto P2P networks
USA Today
The basic problem has to do with well-meaning employees taking company files
home and loading them on their personal PCs to work on. ...<>

Fax over IP Essential for Total Document Management
Most importantly, they can be backed up on the server and every user can
open the file. One example of a company moving document transfer into the
next ...<>

Gaiety's show goes on in city's library
Irish Independent
Mr Sutton added: "We are delighted at becoming part of the documented
theatre history of Dublin and hope that the archive will prove to be of
interest to ...<>

County deals with paper records management
Evening Sun (subscription)
... said Chenango County Clerk Mary Weidman, with the assistance of a
newly-formed records management committee and, quite possibly, a consulting
firm. ...<>

Open Records Challenged by Social Networking
The Jacksonville Observer
... for government records watchers because they operate outside the
traditional information chain upon which open records law has historically
focused. ...<>

Thrown out records probed
London Free Press
The bulk of the documents included criminal record checks, transcripts, ...
"We have a shredder at the school and we have a shredding company that we
work ...<>

Mellon Grant ushers in the digital era for the library
The Denisonian
"[This] is not something we are buying from a big company, we are doing this
ourselves," added Heather Lyle, archivist, special collections librarian,

Govt won't axe National Archives offices
Sydney Morning Herald
The federal government has guaranteed National Archives offices will stay
open in every state and territory. Special Minister of State Joe Ludwig on
Tuesday ...<>

Historians outline shifting methods of recording, interpreting past
Harvard University Gazette
Archives have their place in historiography, but so has the material world
around us, said Stilgoe, which sometimes escapes even professional
historians. ...<>

Lithuanian KGB Archives Opened to Scholars
RantRave | Published Opinion.
Unfortunately, during the late 1980's some of the most sensitive material in
the Lithuanian KGB archives was destroyed. Fortunately, much material does

SUPPORT: Where Has All The Paper Gone?
Strategy Page
But the electronic records also allow better types of care. The speed with
which electronic records can be obtained and transmitted makes it easier to
use ...<>

Rushdie visits Atlanta's Emory University for opening of his literary
The Canadian Press
ATLANTA — Novelist Salman Rushdie is at Emory University this week for the
official opening of his literary archive. Rushdie, who is in the middle of a

Competing With Google: Catch Us If You Can (subscription)
A digital scanning robot at the Bavarian State Library's Munich Digitization
Center is sucking up more than a thousand pages per hour, reported Der
Spiegel ...<>

Software helps computer to leave no tracks
Columbia Daily Tribune
Also included is a virtual file shredder, for those times when a mere delete
won't do. This shredder blasts your trash to a billion bits, using file ...<>

'Pension Committee' Clarifies E-Discovery Requirements
That is when the party must suspend its routine document
retention/destruction policy and put in place a written "litigation hold" to
"ensure" preservation ...<>

Council Members' Text Messages Not Subject to Public Disclosure
PubliCola (blog)
In an email response to a public records request for Seattle City Council
Member Tim Burgess' text messages—an experiment I decided to do after
receiving ...<>

New Report from OCLC Research: '”Capture and Release”: Digital ...
While some librarians and archivists have resisted digital cameras, ... In
addition, digital cameras can help librarians and archivists achieve their

Harbor Area museums could lose curators in city of LA budget cuts
Daily Breeze
The archivist at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro. The volunteer
coordinator at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. ...<>

Small Business: Miami conference offers glimpse of new online tools
Microsoft developers debuted a Web tool called The Archivist to the 20
attendees who stayed behind during a lunch break. Businesses who want to
keep a ...<>

Document Management Roll-up: Can't Let Go of the Paper, Has SharePoint Met
Its ...
Something else from AIIM this week that might help companies see how
effective their records management software: take AIIM's quick, easy online
assessment ...<>

Records reveal a Monroe County lost to time
... adjacent to the records room. In the room stacks of books sit
alphabetized. Inside the books sit probate documents, criminal files, papers
from the ...<>

Patient Confidentiality Can Walk Out The Door With Laptops
NPR (blog)
By Nadja Popovich If there's one thing you don't want people snooping on,
we'd guess it's your medical records. But with more and more files going

Step 1 for Legal Holds: Trigger Events
A finding of gross negligence at the onset of a spoliation analysis is a
surefire way to be sanctioned. The only question that follows is how much is
the ...<>

Document Management: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You
Healthcare Technology Online
Equally important is the matter of document retention. Observes Morris," The
time people and companies are the most interested in document management is

Web Information Has Lasting Value Over Time
Korea Times
You have to go to the national archive in the US, which has kept a vast
number of documents, filed by the US Embassy in Korea. Lee O-ryoung, Korea's
first ...<>

Salman Rushdie's life and work on display at Emory
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Emory's archive, which is sponsored by the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare
Book Library, helps shape for viewers the time Rushdie spent underground.

The British Library has begun a project to create a vast, online oral
history ...
BBC News
For instance, said Dr Perks, in the current sound archives there are only
two recordings of Ernest Rutherford, none of computer pioneer Alan Turing,

National Archives (UK) Releases New Academic Strategy
ResourceShelf (blog)
The strategy sets out The National Archives' intentions to improve the
services and support we provide to our scholarly users. ...<>

Data Thefts Cost Every Firm $2 Million Per Year: Study
The Epoch Times
Such attacks on average cost companies $2 million per year on lost trade
secrets, customer lists, and other sensitive information—all the while with
42 ...<>

Author: Librarian, cybrarian appreciation is 'Overdue'
USA Today
New York has just proposed its fifth cut to state library spending in two
years. Ohio libraries were threatened with up to 50% cuts in aid last summer

Last Great Silent Picture Show
Washburn Review
Hixon was also known to use an early “photoshop” technique in some of his
photographs by dissolving part of the images on his 11x14 glass negatives
using ...<>

Metro launches probe into document shredding
Houston Chronicle
“It may be very innocent and very coincidental,” Wilson said of the
shredding. The agency's general policy, he said, is to retain important
documents ...<>

Tax forms, other papers found at Smyrna recycling center
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Nat Hardwick, a partner in the firm, said the firm hires a shredding company
to dispose of old papers. “I'm shocked,” he said. ...

Microsoft Kills Watchdog Website Due to Leaked Documents
ReadWriteWeb (blog)
You don't just file a form... DMCA makes censorship easy." Cohn also noted
she feels the reason Microsoft actually wants the document removed from the
Web ...<>

FTC P2P data leak alarm could give law-makers big stick
San Francisco Chronicle
... through P2P file-sharing software, share music, video, and documents.
But when P2P file-sharing software is not configured properly, files not
intended ...<>

Files on Romanian revolution declassified
Southeast European Times
Besides the 7617 files being made available now, an additional 2684 were
declassified in mid-January. Over 1000 other documents still remain
classified, ...<>

Getting there from here
Anchorage Press
The AMIPA archive, which houses about 20000 pieces (some owned by private
... Kevin Tripp, an archivist and former employee, is volunteering at AMIPA.

How might the information act have changed path of history?
By Christopher Mackie SCOTTISH public authorities have been working with the
Freedom of Information Act for five years and have disclosed details to
members ...<>

Priceless: National Archives in the digital age
ABC Online
Many, like Anne Picot from the Australian Society of Archivists, view it as
a fundamental part of democracy and accountability for citizens to see what

City's history safe thanks to digital archiving
By Rhiannon Coppin Every day, Vancouver's city archivist and director of
records and ... have posed a particular challenge for archivists like Mobbs.

New City Email System Still Dumps Records After 45 Days
... onto a new system for retaining email records, called Mimosa. ...meeting
minutes and policy discussions, says city records manager Jennifer Winkler.

IBM Helps British Library Preserve Information on the Web for Generations to
PR Newswire (press release)
IBM's new analytics technology is helping the British Library speed up the
archival process before Web data is lost forever. The Web is rapidly
changing ...<>

County records on harrassment complaints a mess, report finds
By Noah Haglund and Scott North EVERETT — Snohomish County's management of
workplace harassment complaints has been so jumbled that reports don't exist
for ...<>

Preserving of records deserves support
Belleville Intelligencer
Ledgers, ephemera, ballots, posters, municipal and county records are also
on hand. An 1836 minute book for Belleville's police board shares space with

Opinion: 'Spoliation of Evidence' in Accident Litigation
Transport Topics Online
By Chad Levanetz For any trucking company that becomes the target of a
personal injury action, “spoliation of evidence” may become a hidden danger
that a ...<>

Recent State FOIA Ruling Prompts Legislation
State Journal
Nicely said the Supreme Court decision threatens the WVPA's position of open
records, and he hopes the bill is passed to secure open records. ...

Lawsuit Alleges METRO Destroyed Documents
MyFox Houston
HOUSTON - FOX 26 News has learned the general counsel at METRO was fired
allegedly after she blew the whistle on the transportation company. ...<>

11 News investigation: Metro destroyed documents possibly ...
Wednesday afternoon, Kelly's attorney, Michael West, said they had gotten
information that some of those documents were being destroyed. ...<>

Metro's Shredding Like It's Trying Out For Megadeth
Houston Press (blog)
The records requested under the Texas Public Information Act are a
concoction of emails, travel records and anything under the sun that Frank
Wilson ...<>

A digital time capsule at the library
BBC News (blog)
A lot of the web simply disappears into the ether, but this and other
archives are doing a valuable job of preserving some traces of our digital
lives in a ...<>

Archives Bans Photography In Rotunda
NPR. <>

Gavel to Gavel: Stealing lists, criminal issue?
Journal Record (subscription)
This statute criminalizes the theft of trade secrets, categorizing such
conduct as larceny under 21 OS § 1704. Traditionally, trades secrets have
been ...<>

Voice data security risks on the rise, say experts
... personally identifiable information (PII), intellectual property and
trade secrets are at higher risk of theft from people using GSM hacking
software, ...<>

IBM Aids British Library With Web Archive
By Thomas Claburn The British Library on Thursday plans to announce its
official UK Web Archive, a project that uses an IBM analytics technology
prototype ...<>

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