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

Former County clerk pleads guilty to tampering with records
Newswatch 50 - Watertown,NY,USA
A former Index Clerk for St. Lawrence County has pleaded guilty to 
tampering with public records in order to embezzle money from the 
office. ...
<http://www.newswatch50.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=3ff04947-e8c
d-4d3b-90af-2be87e78ce78>

County to share in $700K grant
Bridgeton News - NJ, United States
Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support grants are used to 
improve the management and preservation of public records and allow 
more public access ...
<http://www.nj.com/news/bridgeton/local/index.ssf?/base/news-9/1183781512
240600.xml&coll=10>

Public documents to be saved from 'black hole'
ComputerWeekly.com - UK
by Warwick Ashford The UK has become one of the first countries to set 
up a programme to save billions of public documents from a potential 
information ...
<http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2007/07/06/225404/public-document
s-to-be-saved-from-black-hole.htm>

Old Nashua tax ledger sold on eBay stirs up legal debate
Nashua Telegraph (subscription) - Nashua,NH,USA
Lyons notified City Clerk Paul Bergeron, who tried to contact eBay to 
stop what he termed an illegal auction of public documents. ... 
<http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070706/NEWS0
1/207060373/-1/news>

GOP wants lease documents made public
NorthJersey.com - Hackensack,NJ,USA
Vincz said the public documents request was quite broad and would 
require, "under the best of circumstances, a great deal of retrieval 
time. 
...<http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz
JmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MTYzNDg0JnlyaXJ5N2Y3MTdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5Mg==>

National Archives signs digital preservation deal
VNUNet.com - UK
The National Archives will preserve billions of gigabytes of government 
data after it signed a memorandum of understanding with software giant 
Microsoft. 
...<http://www.vnunet.com/computing/news/2193423/national-archives-signs-
digital>


St. Lawrence Clerk Admits To Falsifying County Records
North Country Gazette - Chestertown,NY,USA
WATERTOWN--A veteran employee of the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office 
has admitted that she tampered with public records and stole more than 
$3500 in fees. 
...<http://www.northcountrygazette.org/news/2007/07/06/record_rigging/>

Towns receive money for storage upgrades
Cherry Hill Courier Post - Cherry Hill,NJ,USA
In the past, the county's records office has used the PARIS grant to 
make a multitude of documents available electronically through imaging, 
as well to make ...
<http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070707/NEW
S01/707070336/1006/NEWS01>

Rocky Mountain News - Denver,CO,USA
Supporters of the George W. Bush Presidential Library are preparing to 
select an architect for his library and public policy institute based 
at Southern ...
<http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/spotlight_columnists/article/0,277
7,DRMN_23962_5618155,00.html>

Mitigate Threats to Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property
San Fernando Valley Business Journal Online (subscription) - Woodland 
Hills,CA,USA
... common fact: your coworkers or subordinates are future defendants 
against your business, for theft of trade secrets and other 
intellectual property. ...
<http://www.sfvbj.com/industry_article_pay.asp?aID=64102988.9839284.14972
36.8462306.6972511.267&aID2=115163>

Electronic protection for businesses- Digital Hawks and Vigil Watch
Sunday Times.lk - Columbo,Sri Lanka
... stay behind - intruder considers himself as "king of the floor" due 
to the absence of anyone to obstruct his intrusive maneuvers of 
corporate espionage. 
...<http://www.sundaytimes.lk/070708/FinancialTimes/ft334.html>

E-Discovery: New Federal Rules Require A Proactive Strategy
InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA
E-discovery raises some of the same questions that we've seen with 
records management, regulatory compliance, e-mail archiving, and other 
data management ...
<http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=20090076
2>

SC case records to be digitised
Daily News &amp; Analysis - Mumbai,India
NEW DELHI: At least 2.50 crore pages tagged in files relating to lakhs 
of cases disposed off by the Supreme Court since 1951 will be available 
on computer. ...<http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1108673>


Save our film heritage from the political vandals
The Observer - UK
These had at their disposal the best film library and film archive in 
the world. They also had the National Film Theatre. Today there is a 
renamed cinema 
...<http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,2121071,00.html>

Historical society helps preserves history
Marshalltown Times Republican - Marshalltown,IA,USA
By GREG PIERQUET The Meskwaki Nation and the State Historical Society 
of Iowa are garnering national attention for a recently released, ... 
<http://www.timesrepublican.com/News/articles.asp?articleID=11082>

A Comprehensive E-Retention Policy
InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA
... that UBS discriminated against the plaintiff based on her gender. 
Five e-discovery rulings in Zubulake formed the basis for the FRCP 
e-discovery amendments.
<http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=20090068
1&subSection=All+Stories>

CIC wants paperless info flow under RTI
Times of India - India
Storing of records in our system is atrocious and very often, files are 
mislaid or destroyed," Habibullah said. He added that computerised 
records would ...
<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/CIC_wants_paperless_info_flow_u
nder_RTI/articleshow/2187102.cms>

With old books suffering, county begins preservation process
Vicksburg Post - Vicksburg,MS,USA
Methods of record keeping have evolved from feather-trimmed quills that 
formed most elegant calligraphy to computer databases capable of 
storing more files 
...<http://www.vicksburgpost.com/articles/2007/07/08/news/news01.txt>

Where There's Data Stored, There's A Risk
TheDay - New London,CT,USA
The best way to avoid security breaches in the health-care field is to 
institute an aggressive paper-shredding program, Harker said, because 
most of the ...
<http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=f34df362-157f-43fd-a990-77ba17fa54b9>

Heritage Center, caught in the middle, needs a champion with punch
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
The other is the Kentucky Historical Society and its Thomas Clark 
Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. That building cost $30 
million, with $8 million ...
<http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070708/COLUM
NISTS08/707080402>


City clerk works to inventory historic documents
The Eureka Reporter - Eureka,CA,USA
Usually, when she submits a budget request for a project such as 
document archival, she is asked to cut down the amount by 5, 7, 8 and 
sometimes 10 percent, 
...<http://www.eurekareporter.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?ArticleID=25954>

Ministry making progress in e-filing to become paperless
Khaleej Times - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
... a company specialist in providing customer-focused information 
management solutions that cover the information life cycle, according 
to Eng Mohammed ...
<http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2007
/July/theuae_July236.xml&section=theuae&col=>

Officials: Russia declassifies archives on victims of Soviet-era ...
International Herald Tribune - France
Vasily Khristoforov, head of the archives and registers department of 
the Federal Security Service, the KGB's main successor agency, said 
that Russians ...
<http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/08/europe/EU-GEN-Russia-Repressio
n-Archives.php>

At UM's piano archives, Donald Manildi is man of note
Baltimore Sun - United States
At first glance, the nearly room-width, ceiling-high filing cabinets 
that fill an impossibly compact corner of the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center at ...
<http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/bal-ae.piano08jul08,0,76
32377.story?coll=bal-artslife-music>

UK National Archives seeks to unlock file formats
Computerworld New Zealand - Auckland,New Zealand
"We want to make it [National Archive content] readable on current 
desktop technology." Microsoft has offered its assistance for the 
National Archives to ...
<http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/tech/5AB2A33DE798F809CC25730F007AE7E
D>

CIC favours e-management of government records
Udayavani - Bangalore,India
Urging greater implementation to the RTI Act, the CIC said, "E-records 
management system is at the core of good democratic governance and 
provides the basis ...
<http://68.178.224.54/udayavani/showstory.asp?news=0&contentid=430888&lan
g=1>

Stepney: I'm innocent in Ferrari spy case
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
... I accessed files on the computer. "I have no idea how anything came 
into Mike's possession. If he has some documents, they came from 
another source. 
...<http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2007/7/9/sports/18250091
&sec=sports>

Ferrari 'spy' flees Italy in fear
Guardian Unlimited - UK
Stepney, 47, speaking for the first time since being sacked by Ferrari 
for allegedly passing confidential documents to McLaren's chief 
designer, ... 
<http://sport.guardian.co.uk/motorsport/story/0,,2121374,00.html>

Ferrari says it had external source
ITV.com - UK
McLaren suspended a senior employee, believed to be chief designer Mike 
Coughlan, on Tuesday after confidential documents belonging to Ferrari 
were found at ...<http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=39916>

Happy Birthday WNYC
Gothamist - NY,USA
The station has an archivist, Andy Lanset, who for the past seven 
years, along with his small staff, looked after the historic 
recordings, photographs, 
...<http://gothamist.com/2007/07/08/happy_birthday_7.php>

Nixon library's changes start with Watergate
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... run facility -- the only modern presidential library not part of 
the federal system -- to an institution that bears the National 
Archives' imprimatur. ...
<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-watergate8jul08,0,1718990.story?
coll=la-home-local>





Peter Kurilecz
Richmond, VA
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