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Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories related to
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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 ...
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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, ...
<http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hq4GwSJqxtEe4ei185wNpSFwyxFgD92UMOH80>



'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 ...
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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. ...
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Federal Judge Rules Government Can Scour All of Lawyer's Seized ...
Law.com (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. ...
<http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202424223239>



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 ...
<http://www.b-eye-network.com/view/8355>

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 ...
<http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hq4GwSJqxtEe4ei185wNpSFwyxFgD92V1JNO0>



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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
<http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08246/908781-100.stm>



Mandatory Training, Fines for ID Theft Exposure
HR.BLR.com <http://hr.blr.com/> - 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 ...
<http://hr.blr.com/news.aspx?id=78781>



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. ...
<http://www.island.lk/2008/09/03/features2.html>



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. ...
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Beatty takes Fifth Amendment in records lawsuit
DetNews.com - 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 ...
<http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080903/METRO/809030417>



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

Update: Land records Web site overloaded
http://www.altoonaherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080903/NEWS/80903031

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 ...
<http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Arts/Content?oid=oid:114979>



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 ...
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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. ...
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/business/worldbusiness/04siemens.html?ref=technology
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Smithsonian chief: Museum to be more transparent
Examiner.com - 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 ...
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Smithsonian chief wants new public records policy
Examiner.com - 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.
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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
Urban...
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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 ...
<http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/404071>



Can Drop.io coexist with the FRCP?
ZDNet - USA
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 ...
<http://education.zdnet.com/?p=1837>



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, ...
<http://www.uticaod.com/news/x359567015/Records-set-to-go-digital>



Planned sale of records intensifies privacy concerns
DesMoinesRegister.com - 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 ...
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Judge Orders Oracle Sanctioned Over Ellison E-Mails
Law.com (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 ...
<http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202424256432&pos=ataglance>



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 ...
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http://www.whatpc.co.uk/information-world-review/analysis/2225233/government-builds-future-proof
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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. ...
<http://www.depauw.edu/news/index.asp?id=22025>



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 ...
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/09/whos_afraid_of_2.html
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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, ...
<http://www.newsobserver.com/business/story/1205730.html>



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, ...
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/09/ibms_ediscovery.html
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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,
<http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc2=news&sc3=&id=79892>



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. ...
<http://www.greenevillesun.com/story/297594>



Getting ESI Admitted as Evidence
Law.com (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). ...
<http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLT.jsp?id=1202424218489>



Breaking news: Land records removed from Web
DesMoinesRegister.com - 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 ...
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'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 ...
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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. ...
<http://news.scotsman.com/uk/IN-BRIEF-Cromwell-letter-unearthed.4457523.jp>



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
Archives,...
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