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UM project unearths historical Montana maps
... The latest finds include a map that had been misfiled at the 
Archives in Washington, DC, and others illustrating the Crow Indian land
base ...

News Democrat & Leader, Tue, 02 May 2006 6:53 AM PDT
Project providing online access to WKU yearbooks; 77 years of Talisman

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 
next year, 77 volumes of the Talisman, Western Kentucky University's 
will be accessible online at

Westport Shorelines, Wed, 03 May 2006 5:33 PM PDT
Grant will help preserve fire department history
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 
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 
health records and secure data files that only an authenticated patient
user can grant ...

Witness: Official ordered deletion of computer files
Peoria Journal Star - Peoria,IL,USA
... from Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's former patronage chief, he 
a computer index that he believes contained politically sensitive city
hiring records. ...

'Not again!': Iron Mountain loses back-up tapes - UK
Data protection and storage company Iron Mountain has admitted losing 
tapes for two of its customers. Tapes containing the ...
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 ...

Pennsylvania State Archives Offering Special Behind-the-Scenes ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to the Pennsylvania 
Archives will have the opportunity this summer to get a special look at
the workings ...

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 ...

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 

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 
Peter Gregg ...

Snapshot of life in 1920s Scotland
ic - Dumbarton,UK
An antique dealer is to donate photos discovered in an old sideboard to
the national archives. John Dixon, who runs Georgian Antiques ...

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 

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 
may discourage some people who are entitled to public documents from 
them. ...

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 ...

Register Of Deeds Office To Begin Recording Documents ...
The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga,TN,USA
Register of Deeds Pam Hurst announced that her office will begin 
recording (eRecording) land record documents such as deeds, mortgages
and ...

Preserving Your Club History
ARRL - Hartford,CT,USA
... This prompted me to just walk up a flight of stairs to interview 
employee, and current ARRL Archivist Perry Williams, W1UED, to pass 
some tips ...

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. ...

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 ... 
to those scanned documents, thus cutting ... As more filings go online,
court records will also ...

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. ...

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 
providers ...

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 

Peter A. Kurilecz
Richmond, Va
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