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Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
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Woodrow Wilson's attic archive
Staunton News Leader - Staunton,VA,USA
... about 30 descendants of former President Woodrow Wilson got a 
behind-the-scenes
tour Friday of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library's extensive 
collection
<http://www.newsleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060513/NEWS01/605
130324/1002>

Hub City gives archives to USC Upstate
Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription) - Spartanburg,SC,USA
The University of South Carolina Upstate library archives has been 
expanded,
thanks to the Hub City Writers Project. The Spartanburg ...
<http://www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060513/NEWS/605130
320/1051/NEWS01>

Woman charged with theft of Gould mementos
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
... Barbara Moore, 62, of Austin, Texas, allegedly stole the mementos 
from
the Canadian Library and Archives Glenn Gould collection in Ottawa while
doing research ...
<http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Memorabilia_Stolen.html>

Georgia Historical Society in process of putting catalog online
Savannah Morning News - Savannah,GA,USA
The Georgia Historical Society has been around since 1839, and its 
wide-ranging
collections of manuscripts, books, maps, photographs and artifacts make
it a ...
<http://www.savannahnow.com/stories/051206/3876810.shtml>

Scan This Book!
New York Times - United States
... grasp? Brewster Kahle, an archivist overseeing another scanning 
project,
says that the universal library is now within reach. "This ...
<http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/14/magazine/14publishing.html>

National Geographic Photographer And Archivist Volkmar Wentzel, 91
Washington Post - United States
... published work of freelancers. A dedicated archivist himself, Mr. 
Wentzel
amassed more than 12,000 images of his own. He also donated ...
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/12/AR200605
1202120.html>


Stolen laptop had bank data of 50,000: Mercantile offers credit ...
TMCnet - USA
... The laptop stolen from the Mercantile Potomac Bank employee May 5 
contained
Social Security and account numbers, but it did not have passwords or
PIN numbers ...
<http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-stolen-laptop-had-bank-data-50000-mercant
ile-offers-/2006/05/13/1648739.htm>

In Case of Disaster, Have a Backup Plan for Your PC
New York Times - United States
... documents. That would add up to more than 100 gigabytes of data, 
which
amounts to stacks of disks as well as a lot of time and patience 
identifying
the files ...
<http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/14/business/yourmoney/14backup.html>

Archive unlocks secrets of Holocaust bureaucracy
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... and this goes on for pages," says Udo Jost, an archivist at the ...
the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been administering the
archive and answering ...
<http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=720532006>

State Historical Society takes reins of Circus World
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription) - Milwaukee,WI,USA
For the first time in the history of Circus World Museum, the Wisconsin
Historical Society is managing the museum's day-to-day operations in an
effort to turn ...
<http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=423676>

At last, an accounting for Native Americans
Baltimore Sun - United States
... The Indians now say too many records have been destroyed to come up
with an accurate figure. ... "Massive hard copy and electronic 
destruction
<http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.indianarchive14may14
,0,4577524.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines>

India seeks to save its treasure of manuscripts
NewKerala.com - Ernakulam,Kerala,India
... find while searching for manuscripts is that they are quite simply
everywhere-- in a local temple or mosque, in a big library or state 
archives,
in the private ...
<http://www.newkerala.com/news2.php?action=fullnews&id=58800>


Files meant for the trash found on sidewalk
KHOU (subscription) - Houston,TX,USA
... The files, which included names, addresses, birthdates and Social 
Security
numbers, came from a box outside of a nondescript ... All of our 
documents
involved in ...
<http://www.khou.com/news/local/houstonmetro/stories/khou060514_ac_trashs
idewalk.3fbd6ced.html>

Benton police probing removal of documents by Alderman Freeman ...
Benton Courier - Benton,AR,USA
... β€œIt is my understanding from a news article in the Benton Courier
that documents were removed from Benton public files and that some may
still be unaccounted ...
<http://www.bentoncourier.com/articles/2006/05/13/news/60pnews.txt>

Holocaust researchers press to see Nazi files
Globe and Mail - Canada
... will be permitted to duplicate the archive – all 50 million 
documents
– and to ... Sharing the files would not only give unimpeded access
to researchers, but ...
<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060514.wnazi0514/BN
Story/International/home>

Railway Ancestors
50 Connect - UK
... Most of the available records for England and Wales are held by the
National Archives in London and for Scotland by the National Archives
of Scotland in ...
<http://50connect.co.uk/50c/gene.asp?article=14417>

Woman faces charges in theft of Gould artifacts 17 years ago
Canada.com - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
... When he died, the National Archives of Canada (as it was then known)
became the repository for Mr. Gould's collection, which also includes
the chair his father ...
<http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=9829f85c-3518-4
58c-aae4-0ed78f303fa7&k=35228>

A distinction without a difference keeps records out of reach
The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
... If Delaware worries that opening public records to out-of-towners 
will
overwhelm local government staff, then it can assess costs commensurate
to the financial ...
<http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060514/OPINIO
N11/605140305/1112/OPINION>

Iron Mountain offers online
Infostor magazine - Tulsa,OK,USA
... "Due in part to increasing regulations, secure shredding has become
a necessary part of a company's compliant records management program and
overall data ...
<http://www.infostor.com/news/display_news_story.cfm?Section=WIREN&Catego
ry=HOME&NewsID=134499>

Biographer's detective work turns up stolen Gould material
CBC News - Canada
... video recordings, published and unpublished writings, 
correspondence,
doodles and personal items that Gould had donated to Library and 
Archives
Canada before ...
<http://www.cbc.ca/storyview/MSN/world/national/2006/05/13/gould.html>

From then to now in a Winkworth moment
Canada.com - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
In 2001, Library and Archives Canada spent $6 million on about 4,000 
paintings,
prints, maps and other early treasures of Canadiana from an eccentric
expat ...
<http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=607af268-958c-4
5b2-8e52-6b709f78700c>

Digital age has blurred rules on privacy
Seattle Times - United States
... Its vast electronic files have transactions large and small, 
suspicious
or mundane ... The three companies that reportedly have provided records
on tens of millions ...
<http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002993094_privacy14.h
tml>

Open records leave property owners vulnerable to anyone
Daily Herald - Provo,UT,USA
... assessor's office. These records become part of the public domain,
and anyone can access the data contained in these files. Prior to ...
<http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/178636/3/>




Peter A. Kurilecz
Richmond, Va
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