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

Report Describes Careless Handling of US Secrets
Washington Post - United States
In one instance, employees searching for material related to a Freedom of
Information Act request in 2006 sifted through the sensitive material in
the safe ...

Report: Gonzales mishandled classified data
The Associated Press -
... did not have SCI clearances but who looked through it "document by
document" for papers requested through the Freedom of Information Act.
Additionally, ...

'The Mystique of the Archive' Explores Archives and Culture ...
AScribe (press release) - USA
2 (AScribe Newswire) -- The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's
exhibition "The Mystique of the Archive" takes a comprehensive look at
archives ...

Viewing E-Discovery Through The Corporate Veil Annual Masters ...
The Metropolitan Coporate Counsel - Mountainside,NJ,USA
... of the most significant developments in litigation over the past decade
- the 2006 FRCP amendments as they apply to electronically stored
information. ...

Federal Judge Rules Government Can Scour All of Lawyer's Seized ... (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
... computer records seized from the office of a criminal defense lawyer,
even if it means looking at files of clients who were not targets of the
search. ...

The Record: An Item of Master Data
B-EYE-Network - Boulder,CO,USA
The concept of the record predates the introduction of relational
databases. During this early period data was organized into files, and a
record was an ...

Gonzales won't face charges for mishandling info
The Associated Press -
"Our investigation found that Gonzales did not fulfill these obligations
and instead mishandled highly classified documents about the NSA
surveillance ...

Court Rules Kazaa User Destroyed Evidence By Scrubbing Hard Drive
MediaPost Publications - New York,USA
"If they do that, then they're accused of spoliation of evidence," he said.
With the recent decision against Howell, Wake effectively mooted his
earlier ...

Secret Havering Council documents found by road
This is Total Essex - Essex,England,UK
A MAJOR data loss scandal has engulfed Havering Council after confidential
documents containing sensitive information on residents were found lying at
the ...

Bank of NY Mellon Corp. loses more records than expected
The Tech Herald - Indianapolis,IN,USA
"We learned earlier this year of two isolated incidents in which back-up
data storage tapes were discovered missing from third-party couriers
working for ...

Library grant to preserve steel industry archives
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... founded with money from the steel industry, yesterday announced an
ambitious project to preserve its archive of Pittsburgh's iron and steel
business. ...

Mandatory Training, Fines for ID Theft Exposure <> - USA
To further ensure compliance with the new procedures, the two employers
must post, at each of their locations, signs describing the record storage
and ...

Now SMS deemed admissible evidence
The Island (subscription) - Columbo,Sri Lanka
... the creation and exchange of data messages, electronic documents,
electronic records and other communications in electronic form in Sri
Lanka. ...

State law specifies how e-data must be handled in lawsuits
The Salinas Californian - Salinas,CA,USA
This search of computer records can be applicable to employment-related
matters, as much data is stored on computers and many communications are
via e-mail. ...

Beatty takes Fifth Amendment in records lawsuit - Detroit,MI,USA
Beatty also pleaded the Fifth in connection with pleadings she made in a
court filing in the public records case. In that pleading, Beatty argued
text ...

Carlstadt papers pile higher and higher (Score: )
The Leader Newspapers - Lyndhurst,NJ,USA
Borough Clerk Claire Foy, who is also the custodian of public records, said
she finds herself having to make frequent trips to the DPW garage to drop
off ...

The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index, Wed, 03 Sep 2008 12:06 PM PDT

Update: Land records Web site overloaded

An Iowa records Web site that lists thousands of Social Security numbers is
so overloaded with people doing searches that it is virtually nonfunctional,
a project manager for the site said this morning.

Birth of an Image
Tucson Weekly - Tucson,AZ,USA
The negatives are suspended in the bare hands of the center's archivist,
Amy Rule. The many hands that lightly cradle the negatives are important
elements ...

Iron Mountain Opens New Facility in Southern California
MarketWatch - USA
Iron Mountain Fulfillment Services will provide a full complement of
progressive fulfillment and digital print services to new and current
clients in the ...

Siemens Accused of Posting a Rival's Secrets
New York Times - United States
... had contacted it in early June regarding a report in the Frankfurter
Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper regarding "an alleged infringement of trade
secrets. ...

Smithsonian chief: Museum to be more transparent - USA
"We're trying to model our policy as close to FOIA as we can with some
narrowly cast exceptions." The new Smithsonian chief plans to issue a new
public ...

Smithsonian chief wants new public records policy - USA
Otherwise, he says the Smithsonian will be an open organization. He says
the Smithsonian will issue a new policy soon that is modeled after FOIA.

Utica gets $28000 grant to study records management between city ...
Utica Observer Dispatch - Utica,NY,USA
The city has received a $28000 grant from the New York State Archives to
fund a plan for a shared-records management program for the Codes and

California Announces New State Archives Collections
Government Technology - Folsom,CA,USA
The Secretary of State's office has been home to the State Archives since
1850. As custodian of the State Archives, Secretary Bowen maintains the
complete ...

Can coexist with the FRCP?
My teachers are looking for quick ways to get files to students. We're
building infrastructure, so this sort of thing will be able to get into a
content ...

Records set to go digital
Utica Observer Dispatch - Utica,NY,USA
By BRYON ACKERMAN A $28000 state grant could help the city's
record-keeping system improve from papers strewn on the floor to an
organized digital system, ...

Planned sale of records intensifies privacy concerns - Des Moines,IA,USA
It is run by the Iowa County Recorders Association, a group of county
officials who electronically post hundreds of thousands of public documents
from the ...

Judge Orders Oracle Sanctioned Over Ellison E-Mails (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
The decision on Tuesday comes as a major blow to Oracle's efforts to get
out from under the class action and fight off claims of spoliation of
evidence in ...

Government builds future-proof archive
What PC? - UK
The automated process will appraise, select, catalogue, transfer, store and
preserve public electronic records that are identified as worthy of
permanent ...

Jinsie Scott Bingham '56 Donates Rare 1871 Map to DePauw Archives
DePauw University - Greencastle,IN,USA
"This is the only known copy of the map, so Jinsie's gift is quite
special," adds Wes Wilson, coordinator of archives and special collections
at DePauw. ...

Who's Afraid of Online E-mail Archives?
Information Week Weblog - Manhasset,NY,USA
But a recent InformationWeek survey shows considerable reluctance to
embrace SaaS-based enterprise e-mail archives. A full eighty-percent of
respondents ...

Judge awards Serenex $57 million in secrets theft
News & Observer - Raleigh,NC,USA
Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens had ruled in November that Serenex was
the victim of corporate espionage carried out by Yunsheng Huang, ...

IBM's E-Discovery Blunder
InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA
Unfortunately, Big Blue wants you to rip out your e-mail archive and
replace it with one from IBM. If IBM were the only e-discovery vendor on
the planet, ...

An Unwanted But Essential Gay Archive Deteriorates
EDGE Boston - Boston,MA,USA
On a threadbare sofa in the nondescript Garment District office that serves
as the archive's makeshift home, Maletta recalls that at its inception,

THP Officer Faces Termination Over Computer Records Data
Greeneville Sun - Greeneville,TN,USA
The Tennessee Department of Safety announced Wednesday that it had begun
termination proceedings against a Tennessee Highway Patrol lieutenant. ...

Getting ESI Admitted as Evidence (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
803(6), Advisory Committee Notes; Kassimu at 265 (upholding admission of
Post Office computer records under the business record exception). ...

Breaking news: Land records removed from Web - Des Moines,IA,USA
The group is committed to providing free access to public records, she
emphasized. "Iowa Land Records is a valuable and important resource to
the real ...

'I'll be back': Vetoed data breach bill goes to Schwarzenegger again
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
Companies also would be required to set formal data-retention and -disposal
policies for limiting the amount of cardholder data they retain and the
length ...

IN BRIEF: Cromwell letter unearthed in council office
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Archivists spotted Cromwell's signature on the document during routine
checks at Essex County Council's record office in Chelmsford. ...

New National Personnel Records Center to be Built in St. Louis
Earthtimes (press release) - London,UK
Each year, a portion of the military personnel files are transferred from
military services' ownership to the legal custody of the National

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