Read the "paperless" office article.  One thing that still gets me after 60 years of RIM, is that the people writing these pay no attention to retention.  "Just scan it all in"!  They don't talk about how the more you scan in without disposing of the unnecessary, will result in poorer and poorer search results (look at the Web search engines)!

Just my two cents.  Other than that, the article was pretty informative.

John Frost

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Gramophone 01/27/01
Major sound archive goes live


The British Library's catalogue of almost 2.5 million sound recordings has
been made available as an internet resource.
Called Cadensa, the catalogue enables visitors to search the National Sound
Archive (NSA) online for the first time. The archive's collection covers
every genre - from classical, jazz, world music and pop to oral history,
language and wildlife sounds.

The Daily Telegraph 01/30/01
Medical records to go online in two years,4057,1659040%255E2,00.html

THE NSW health system will be the first in Australia to file all medical
records electronically, possibly within two years.

Premier Bob Carr, in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, has
flagged a much faster time-frame than previously thought for the
controversial proposal to do away with paper files.
"Within two years we plan to file all medical records electronically,
replacing the paper files created every time a new patient walks into a
hospital or doctor's surgery," he told delegates in Davos.

Java Industry Connection 01/26/01
Piranha, Inc. Announces New Database Archiving Product That Uses Compression

Screaming Media, Business Wire
FREEHOLD, N.J., Jan 26, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Piranha, Inc., (OTC BB:
BYTE), an innovator in data compression technology, today announced the
development of an image archiving and search software solution that will
utilize Piranha's compression science.
The new database product will include search and retrieval software produced
by the recently-acquired JJT, Inc. The Java-based interface, combined with
Piranha compression technology, will provide a complete image storage and
retrieval database solution for the print and publishing, financial, medical
and entertainment industries as well as e-commerce businesses.

The Tuckshop 01/26/01
Coca-Cola choose Loudeye to encode and archive commercials

by Kei Ichimura
The Coca-Cola Company have chosen Loudeye Technologies to encode, catalogue
and transfer five decades of television commercials that will be donated to
The Library of Congress as part of a Bicentennial Gift to the Nation
programme in the USA.

Work on the project will be conducted by Loudeye's VidiPax subsidiary. The
commercials also include rare outtakes of various scenes and actors that did
not appear in the final versions.

Statesman Journal 01/29/01
Oregon life in 1873 goes on display

by Dan De Carbonel
On Oct. 8, 1873, a small metal box was entombed into the cornerstone of the
Oregon State Capitol as part of a ceremony rich with pageantry and pride.
The box contained items that documented Oregon life in the 19th century:
newspapers, pictures, maps, rosters of city councils and legislatures, and a
copy of the state constitution.
Now, after being rescued from the destruction of a disastrous fire in 1935
and decades of indifference, the contents of that box once again will see the
light of day.

Zdnet E-week 01/29/01
Linux becomes a cog in machinery
IT managers adopt operating system to gain more control of enterprise
computing environment,11011,2679180,00.html

by Anne Chen
Komatsu Mining Systems Inc. builds mining equipment, such as dump trucks,
tractors and excavators, but the IT managers in the company's engineering
department didn't have to dig deep to find reasons to begin using the Linux
operating system for mission-critical applications.
The promise of more control over their computing environment was all it took
to persuade Komatsu IT managers to use the open-source MySQL database
management system, running on Version 6.2 of Red Hat Inc.'s Red Hat Linux and
servers from Penguin Computing Inc. as the foundation of a major online,
spare-parts cataloging and tracking application.

Cincinnati Enquirer 01/30/01
Fire destroys Georgetown history

by David G. Eck and Susan Vela
GEORGETOWN, Ohio - Fifty-foot flames destroyed a block of historic Main
Street buildings before dawn Monday and left residents of this small Ohio
village stunned.
"You feel so helpless when you see how the fire spreads from building to
building," Mayor John Jandes said. "There was a lot of history in that
building. The history went with it."
But he's counting on community spirit to get through the loss. The fire
ravaged buildings that housed law offices, apartments, a financial business
and the village's twice-a-week newspaper.

Baltimore Sun 01/30/01
More files missing from office break-in


by Caitlin Franche
During a court hearing yesterday, police investigators revealed that evidence
against a second Baltimore officer was stolen in a Christmas Eve break-in at
a secret police office.
Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth A. Ritter said the assault and
misconduct case against Officer Clyde Rawlins Jr. was not compromised by the
missing evidence.

Dallas Morning News 01/30/01
Tarrant vault nearly filled with evidence
Some want more space; others see no crisis

by Debra Dennis
FORT WORTH - The Glock 9 pistol used to kill two lawyers, the chair where a
battered wife lost her life and hundreds of baseball bats used in assaults
are all there.
They are among the thousands of pieces of evidence tagged, inventoried and
locked in a special vault in a Tarrant County building until a court order
allows them to be destroyed.
"The manifestation of all kinds of human misery is in here," said Tarrant
County District Clerk Thomas Wilder, who said he is running out of space and
wants commissioners to get him more room.

The Spokesman-Review 01/30/01
Prosecutors don't want Yates' records public, either


by Bill Morlin
TACOMA _ Confessed serial killer Robert L. Yates Jr. and his attorneys don't
want the public to see a thick file in which they list reasons why he
shouldn't face the death penalty.
The file, called a "mitigation package," was prepared to convince the Pierce
County prosecutor not to pursue the death penalty.
Prosecutor Gerry Horne reviewed the package submitted by court-appointed
defense attorneys Roger Hunko and Mary Kay High but announced earlier this
month that he would seek the death penalty against Yates.

The News Tribune 01/30/01
Pierce judge to decide on access to Yates files

by Karen Hucks
A Pierce County judge will decide next week whether the public will get to
know the arguments attorneys for Robert L. Yates Jr. used to try to persuade
prosecutors not to seek the death penalty against him.
Cowles Publishing Co., which owns the Spokesman Review, is suing for access
to records Yates' attorneys submitted to Pierce County Prosecutor Gerry Horne
prior to his Jan. 12 decision to seek the death penalty in the aggravated
first-degree murder case. Yates is charged with killing two women in Pierce
County; he earlier pleaded guilty in several of the Spokane serial killings.
Prosecutors have refused to let reporters for The Spokesman Review, The News
Tribune and KING 5 Television have the documents.

Akron Beacon Journal 01/30/01
County investigates missing court books

AKRON: Summit County sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of
several docket books from Juvenile Court Judge Judith Hunter's office.

Washington Post 01/30/01
FBI seizes files, computer in housing investigation

by Carol D. Leonnig
Federal agents searched the home of a top District housing official and
offices of a Columbia Heights community development corporation yesterday
morning, seizing records as part of an investigation of the corporation's
financial dealings, city officials said.
Heather Hobson, an FBI spokeswoman, declined to discuss the search or confirm
the investigation. But several former and current officers of the development
corporation interviewed by the FBI said agents are interested in two things:
whether Lynn C. French, director of the District's Homestead program and
popular house lottery, improperly used her government position to help the
development corporation and whether she then got a special deal on her home.

Columbus Dispatch
Fire devastates historic downtown

by Holly Zachariah
GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- With the town's rich history their one claim to fame,
residents here say it will be hard to recover after losing a block of
downtown buildings early yesterday.
Five 19th-century buildings -- home to a loan company, law offices and
Georgetown's twice- weekly newspaper -- were destroyed by a fire that ripped
through the structures about 3 a.m. An antiques store -- the corner building
of that block of Main Street -- appeared from the street to be untouched by
the blaze but was badly damaged inside.

Planet IT 01/24/01
Going Digital: Moving "Legacy" paper to the Web
Digitizing paper, microfiche, and microfilm documents for use on the Web is a
complex process that takes careful preparation and the right tools.


By Kevin Savetz
It's been said that we're moving toward the "paperless office," but you
wouldn't know it by quick glance. Your personal workspace probably has rows
of file cabinets brimming with old memos, records, contracts, and forms.
Maybe a decade ago, someone decided to archive the important stuff to
microfilm, or move those file cabinets to the basement. Neither solution made
that data any more accessible.
Putting the information on the company's intranet, now that would make it
Or perhaps your company has information on paper, microfilm, or microfiche
that it wants to repurpose for the Web, such as back issues of a magazine or
historical manuscripts.

Bergen Record 01/30/01
Deal made to retrieve Ridgefield legal files

by Peter J. Sampson
RIDGEFIELD -- Imagine if your lawyer had to appear in court to defend you
without any records on the case because your former attorney wouldn't give
them up.
That's the predicament Ridgefield has found itself in since Stephen F.
Pellino was appointed borough attorney Jan. 2.
The Borough Council and Pellino's predecessor, Christos J. Diktas, are
embroiled in a dispute over a bill, and Diktas has refused to relinquish the
legal files on several matters until he gets paid.

ABC News Online 01/30/01
Carr plans computer filed medical records

The New South Wales Premier, Bob Carr, says he wants all medical records
filed electronically within two years.
Mr Carr told the World Economic Forum in the Swiss city of Davos that the
computer files will replace paper files created every time a new patient
walks into hospital or a doctor's surgery.
He has emphasised that the plan will involve strict privacy and security
systems that will guarantee patient confidentiality.

Cleveland Plain Dealer 01/30/01
Former director defends her role

by Kera Ritter
ELYRIA - Avon Lake's former finance director does not dispute that she gave
the mayor records that she knew police wanted. But she says she had no
Susan Valasco gave jurors three reasons yesterday explaining that she did
nothing wrong when she gave Mayor Vincent Urbin the records of the Mayor's
Ball charity.
The records belonged to the mayor.
The mayor said he would give them to police that day.

Baltimore Business Journal 01/30/01
Digital document firm partners with lender

Baltimore-based eOriginal Inc., a developer of secure digital signature
technology, signed a five-year deal with Houston-based Stewart Title Co., a
subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., that will allow mortgage
closing services to be conducted online.

Reno Gazette Journal 01/29/01
East is East, West is West and where was Carson City's Chinatown anyway?

by Guy Rocha
Nevada State Archivist
According to United States census data, the largest Chinatown in frontier
Nevada was situated on Carson City's southeast side of town. Only for a few
years in the mid-1870s when Virginia City's population was at its height did
the overall number of its Chinese residents exceed that of Carson City.

New York Times 01/30/01
New Jersey subpoena demands records on trash transfer deal

by Eric Lipton
T he New Jersey attorney general's office has subpoenaed records relating to
a lucrative land deal central to New York City's plan to export its trash, an
agreement that would benefit a trash hauler barred from doing business in New
York City and the family of the mayor of Linden.

New York Times 01/30/01
Papers shed light on Communism

Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Papers that had been stashed in Siberia since America's
Red Scare detail Communist Party efforts to recruit blacks in Harlem, steal
State Department secrets and organize sharecroppers.
Threaded through the nearly half a million pages retrieved by the U.S.
government is information on Soviet financing of the Communist Party in
America and an ambassador's letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, sent
to Moscow by a mole at State.

Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
Richmond, Va
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