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UM project unearths historical Montana maps
KXLF-TV - Butte,MT,USA
... The latest finds include a map that had been misfiled at the 
National
Archives in Washington, DC, and others illustrating the Crow Indian land
base ...
<http://www.kxlf.com/Global/story.asp?S=4857131>

News Democrat & Leader, Tue, 02 May 2006 6:53 AM PDT
Project providing online access to WKU yearbooks; 77 years of Talisman
http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/articles/2006/05/02/news/features/featu

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If a college yearbook is like a time capsule, then nearly a century of
WKU's culture will be soon available with the click of a mouse. Within 
the
next year, 77 volumes of the Talisman, Western Kentucky University's 
yearbook,
will be accessible online at www.wku.edu/talisman/Archives.html.

Westport Shorelines, Wed, 03 May 2006 5:33 PM PDT
Grant will help preserve fire department history
http://www.eastbayri.com/story/288819995110339.php
An old film reel from the 1950s shows a 1923 Maxim fire truck pumping
water in Westport. The reel is on 8mm film that is becoming more 
fragile by the
year. Now, though, a $900 Helen Ellis grant will help transfer the film 
into
a more modern format so it can be shown and preserved.

Health system could undermine electronic records
WTN News - Madison,WI,USA
... The eHealth Trust model requires a central repository to store 
lifetime
health records and secure data files that only an authenticated patient
user can grant ...
<http://wistechnology.com/article.php?id=2934>

Witness: Official ordered deletion of computer files
Peoria Journal Star - Peoria,IL,USA
... from Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's former patronage chief, he 
deleted
a computer index that he believes contained politically sensitive city
hiring records. ...
<http://www.pjstar.com/stories/050406/REG_B9NDL7AD.049.shtml>

'Not again!': Iron Mountain loses back-up tapes
Silicon.com - UK
Data protection and storage company Iron Mountain has admitted losing 
back-up
tapes for two of its customers. Tapes containing the ...
<http://software.silicon.com/security/0,39024655,39158643,00.htm>
Summer work - Elon archives
Elon University - NC, United States
Elon's Archives and University Relations are launching a special project
to scan historic photos and produce digital files. We hope ...
<http://www.elon.edu/e-net/Note.aspx?id=31426>

Pennsylvania State Archives Offering Special Behind-the-Scenes ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to the Pennsylvania 
State
Archives will have the opportunity this summer to get a special look at
the workings ...
<http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060504/clth546.html?.v=6>

Japan support the national center for archives
News Yemen - Sanaa,Yemen
The Government of Japan has extended a grant to the National Center for
Archives in Sana’a, in the framework of “Cultural Grant Aid”, which
amount to ...
<http://www.newsyemen.net/en/view_news.asp?sub_no=3_2006_05_04_6055>

Historical maps discovered by students now available to public
Helena Independent Record - Helena,MT,USA
MISSOULA (AP) — Members of a University of Montana project have found
20 historical maps of the state after scouring archives across the 
country.
...
<http://www.helenair.com/articles/2006/05/04/montana/a10050506_02.txt>

Saving history before it flies off
Australian - Sydney,Australia
Launching a new online aviation site showcasing documents, paintings and
photographs held by the NSW State Library, Qantas chief financial 
officer
Peter Gregg ...
<http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,19024726%2
55E23349,00.html>

Snapshot of life in 1920s Scotland
ic Dunbartonshire.co.uk - Dumbarton,UK
An antique dealer is to donate photos discovered in an old sideboard to
the national archives. John Dixon, who runs Georgian Antiques ...
<http://icdunbartonshire.icnetwork.co.uk/othernews/news/tm_objectid=17033
670&method=full&siteid=78846&headline=snapshot-of-life-in-1920s-scotland-
name_page.html>


Picture treasure trove unearthed
BBC News - UK
The national archives are to inherit a collection of photographs found
in an old sideboard that provide a snapshot of life almost a century 
ago.
...
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4974788.stm>

A look at the Open Public Records Act The costs of the public's ...
Courier - Middletown,NJ,USA
... Critics of the practice long have claimed that the higher copying 
fees
may discourage some people who are entitled to public documents from 
getting
them. ...
<http://www.bayshorenews.com/2/opinion_template.php?ID=64>

Stolen Aetna laptop contained personal customer information
WTNH - New Haven,CT,USA
... It happened when a laptop computer was stolen out of an employee's
car. Aetna's CEO and President Ronald Williams says "There is ...
<http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=4861503>

Register Of Deeds Office To Begin Recording Documents ...
The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga,TN,USA
Register of Deeds Pam Hurst announced that her office will begin 
electronically
recording (eRecording) land record documents such as deeds, mortgages
and ...
<http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_85189.asp>

Preserving Your Club History
ARRL - Hartford,CT,USA
... This prompted me to just walk up a flight of stairs to interview 
long-time
employee, and current ARRL Archivist Perry Williams, W1UED, to pass 
along
some tips ...
<http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2006/05/04/2/>

Fire at SEC office several files destroyed
Newindpress (subscription) - Chennai,India
The fire damaged the files in the accounts and establishment departments
and also some documents relating to the 2005 elections in the Kozhikode
district. ...
<http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IER20060504053459&Page=R&Tit
le=Kerala&Topic=0>


E-filing of documents expected to decrease piles of paperwork ...
Cullman Times Online - Cullman,AL,USA
... of creating, tracking and distributing case files and setting ... 
added
to those scanned documents, thus cutting ... As more filings go online,
court records will also ...
<http://www.cullmantimes.com/homepage/local_story_124002220.html?keyword=
leadpicturestory>

Problems slowed the process of getting voting results
Youngstown Vindicator - Youngstown,OH,USA
... closed. Poll workers had paper records of the number of ballots they
gave out and electronic records of the number of ballots cast. ...
<http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/288909304273667.php>

ITAA Expresses Concerns with Potential Data Retention Legislation
Government Technology - Folsom,CA,USA
Last week the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) said
it would have reservations about any legislation requiring Internet 
service
providers ...
<http://www.govtech.net/news/news.php?id=99405>

Visa clarifies data retention danger
Green Sheet - Rohnert Park,CA,USA
... "The alert also included information regarding the availability of
a software upgrade to address the potential for inappropriate data 
retention.".
<http://www.greensheet.com/PriorIssues-/060402-/5.htm>




Peter A. Kurilecz
Richmond, Va
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