RAIN 20080106

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

Picture agency buys London Illustrated News archive
Press Gazette - UK
By Patrick Smith The historical picture agency Mary Evans Picture Library
has acquired the archive of The Illustrated London News, the world's
first ...

MTU Archives Web sites awarded
Daily Mining Gazette - Houghton,MI,USA
Photographs taken by Robert's grandfather and early Calumet photographer,
JW Nara, formed the core of the early content for the Keweenaw Digital
Archive. ...

Identity info stolen from NMSU, but personnel data on laptop hard ...
Las Cruces Sun-News - Las Cruces,NM,USA
The external hard drive was stolen sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 2 from
an office at the NMSU Special Events Department, housed at the Pan Am. It

Sweden misplaces military secrets
BBC News - UK
Sweden's military is investigating a major security breach after a member of
staff left a memory stick holding classified data on a public computer. ..<>

Clinton: Time to digitize all Americans' medical records
CNET <> - San Francisco,CA,USA
... Hillary Clinton highlighted a technological facet of her pledge to
revamp the nation's healthcare system: ditch paper medical records. ... <>

Secret military documents found on public computer in Sweden
The Canadian Press -
Two of the files were classified. Countries other than Sweden, including the
United States, were also mentioned, the military said, but it did not say
which ...

Metro wants payment from security firm
The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
The city asked Wackenhut Corp. to reimburse the money it spent to mail
letters to each of the voters whose Social Security numbers were stored --
but not ...

Weathervane sale goes through the roof
Boston Globe - United States
Last fall the Lexington Historical Society decided to sell the piece,
excited about fetching a hoped-for $30000 in the lucrative market for
Americana. ...

TV dispute over access to past sports footage
ic Wales - United Kingdom
... to the members of TAC that material from what we see as our national
archive is not available to independent producers making programmes here in
Wales. ...

UN to get original copy of its charter for first time
Hindu - Chennai,India
The National Archive's head Allan Weinstein paid a special visit to the
United Nations to present the certified copy of the Charter to
Secretary-General Ban ...<>

Kroll Lists Top Discovery Cases
The Metropolitan Coporate Counsel - Mountainside,NJ,USA
As the one year anniversary of the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
(FRCP) approaches, Kroll Ontrack has announced a list of the year's top five

County court records chief expects seamless transition
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
His mission when he came on board was to bring an office that files 2000
documents a day into the digital age. "It was state-of-the-art for paper,"
Feder ...<>

Microsoft Backs Down over Office 2003 SP3 File Blocking
eWeek - New York, NY
3 that the blocking only seemed to appear with embedded CorelDraw documents
inside a Microsoft Office 2003 document through OLE (Object Linking and ...

Federal retirees' records go digital
The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg,VA,USA
The massive task of converting paper records to electronic records is still
going on. Employees will be able to get accurate estimates electronically to

*NEW YORK REGION / NYREGION *  | January 6, 2008
*The Island:  911 Has a Long Memory *
A trial raises the question of whether it is appropriate to save tapes of
911 calls for years and then use them as evidence in court.


If Your Hard Drive Could Testify ...
New York Times - United States
Some of the files on Mr. Boucher's computer were encrypted using a program
called Pretty Good Privacy, and Mr. Boucher helped the agent look at them,

Registry locks up fan fave, home movie
Hollywood Reporter - United States
The selection was due in no small part to Clark's effort and some goading
from an archivist at the library known to Clark only by the Web nom de
plume ...

1970s classics lost from archive
The Press Association -
A massive collection of 1970s music, including original recordings by reggae
greats Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has disappeared from the archives of the

Dad's Army star's archive online
BBC News - UK
The archive collection was given to the University of Bristol by his son
after his father's death in 1984. Born in Bath in 1896, Ridley was later
educated ...

CIOs and IT Managers Get Email Compliance Made Easy
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
"Cryoserver Archive 4.5 increases the evidential weight of email, decreases
the risk of corporate liability and employee litigation, and can be shown to

Blogs added to Singapore's historical archives
Monsters and <> - Glasgow,UK
Singapore - Blogs are being added to Singapore's historical archives as part
of the National Library Board's move to retain a record of online content,

Personal data at risk after compensation fund laptop taken
MyFox Utah - Salt Lake City,Ut,USA
SALT LAKE CITY -- Worker's Compensation Fund, one of Utah's largest
insurance companies, is working to recover a laptop stolen from an
auditor's car that ...

E-discovery Rules Still Causing IT Headaches
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
"There are still a lot of questions around what is digital storage and
e-discovery," Davis added. "The [revised] rules have changed the game, ...

Firm's records with employee data found in alley
East Valley Tribune - Mesa,AZ,USA
"This is one of the pieces of legislation we advocated for because there
were no guidelines for document destruction," said Andrea Esquer,
spokeswoman for ...<>

BET's e-mails could become public
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
"Certainly, those e-mails would appear to be public documents that could be
obtained, but I'm not sure that they are meetings that need to be posted.

*MAGAZINE *  | January 6, 2008
*Can You Count on Voting Machines? *
After the 2000 election, counties around the country rushed to buy new
computerized voting machines. But it turns out that these machines may cause
problems worse than hanging chads. Is America ready for another contested


Peter Kurilecz CRM CA
Richmond, Va

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