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Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories related to
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Archives Critical to Jamaica's History
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service - Jamaica
So they commissioned a historian, Edward Kamau Braithwaite, to do research
in the archive to see what he could learn about Nanny and what she did,"
Mr. ...
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Consortium—Minus NARA—Archiving Bush Administration Websites
InfoToday.com - USA
The bulk of the collecting will come from a sequence of crawls by the
Internet Archive. LC will contribute congressional content based on its
regular ...
<http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=50486>



Texas State accepts artifacts from Blanco Star School
San Marcos Daily Record - San Marcos,TX,USA
The reason for all the smiles was that representatives from Texas State
University's Archives Department were on hand to receive all available
artifacts ...
<http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/announcements/local_story_241113019.html>



Analog, not digital, may be best way to preserve crucial data for ...
Byteandswitch.com - New York,NY,USA
Bishop won't talk about other customers or who has made use of the
HD-Rosetta archival preservation technology. But the Rosetta Project's blog
post says an ...
<http://www.byteandswitch.com/document.asp?doc_id=162541&WT.svl=news2_1>



Leweni explains why archives are vital
Fiji Daily Post - Vatuwaqa,Fiji
The comment was made by Deputy Secretary for Information, Major Neumi
Leweni while speaking at the Inaugural Archival Training Programme for the
Film and ...
<http://fijidailypost.com/news.php?section=1&fijidailynews=18518>



Panel to seek relief to crush of court records
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
But now the state archives building in Frankfort and courthouses across
Kentucky are running out of space and overflowing with misdemeanor files
and traffic ...
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Managing electronic-discovery consultants and vendors wisely
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - Boston,MA,USA
FRCP 26(f) requires that counsel meet and confer at the inception of the
litigation regarding sources of electronic information that are "reasonably
...<http://www.masslawyersweekly.com/index.cfm/archive/view/id/444748>



When cloud computing fails
InfoWorld - San Francisco,CA,USA
The same sort of issues apply to online data storage and other business
applications: if you can afford to have the information or app unavailable
for ...
<http://weblog.infoworld.com/smbit/archives/2008/08/when_cloud_comp.html>



State halts records disposal
Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USA
The destruction of the records was uncovered Wednesday when officials could
not provide a form reflecting the discipline recommended against a state
trooper ...
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Leigh dusts off film archive
How Do - England,UK
The North West Film Archive have looked through their vaults at Manchester
Met to pick out some clips from Leigh's history. "The film show is a great
chance ...
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Back to the future: historical society turns a corner
Manchester Journal - Manchester center,VT,USA
Gray cardboard boxes line the walls, holding photographs, old 19th century
glass negatives, signs of long gone businesses and establishments, ... <
http://www.manchesterjournal.com/ci_10334523>



Ohio gov: Don't destroy worker discipline records
WTTE - Columbus,OH,USA
A department spokesman says the records had been considered notes rather
than public records and that it was a long-standing practice to destroy
them. ...
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Strickland orders halt to records destruction
Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USA
The Dispatch discovered that the forms were being destroyed in possible
violation of state public records laws and the department's
records-retention ...
<http://blog.dispatch.com/know/2008/08/strickland_orders_halt_to_reco.shtml>



Busy Week for E-Discovery
InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA
This software crawls enterprise repositories to index content, allowing IT
and legal teams to more easily search for relevant files and documents at
the ...
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Thomas Cook: 200 years of holiday memories brought to life
Peterborough Today - Peterborough,England,UK
Paul Smith is the company's full-time archivist, and said that many big
businesses employed people to manage their archives. "I used to work for
Barclays ...
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Moving data to the mountain
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
One might reasonably assume that this records-storage facility, owned by
Boston-based Iron Mountain Inc., is just miles of tape racks and filing
cabinets. ...
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Record Risks
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
Despite renewed attention to e-records management, however, many
organizations still lack automated systems to efficiently process all
e-records requested ...
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Digital memories can be fleeting
Globe and Mail - Canada
They merge, they fail, they change their minds and decide that there's not
as much money in digital storage as there is in eggbeaters. ... <
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080829.wgtWebseven0829/BNStory/Technology/home
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Towns to post records on Web
Cherry Hill Courier Post - Cherry Hill,NJ,USA
The township has already created digital versions of more than 400 boxes of
the files, said Ari Messinger, the municipal operations and records manager.
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County's Historical Photos To Become More Accessible
Westchester.com - Westchester,NY,USA
With $30621 in grant funds from the NYS Archives' Local Government
Records Management Improvement Fund, these historical images, as well as
over 1000 others ...
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Councillor is determined to keep documents safe
Northwich Guardian - Northwich,Cheshire,UK
Cheshire's county archivist, Jonathan Pepler said: "Clr Flude's
concerns are truly helpful, her intervention certainly gives the archive
service more clout, ...
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Wind-turbine maker fined for emissions, poor records
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Among other improvements, Gamesa will install $2 million in computers for
better record-keeping and a $945000 ventilation system to lessen air
pollution at ...
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Man Finds Thousands of Medical Records in Storage Unit
KLAS-TV - Las Vegas,NV,USA
"That was a little bit too much information because I don't want anyone
getting in touch with my medical records, because I have had my identity
stolen ...
<http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8925605&nav=menu102_2>



UK Film Council launches hunt for rare film
Digital Arts Online - London,UK
The UK Film Council is appealing to the nation to join a treasure hunt for
rare film to improve the national archive, as part of its Strategy for UK
Screen ...
<http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=11202>



E-Mail Discovery Best Practices
Advisor - San Diego,CA,USA
Capture all the tasks and document how each task addresses chain of
custody, spoliation, and security issues. Outline all the parties involved
in each task ...
<http://my.advisor.com/doc/18460>



Ciphering Out Security
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
Backup tapes that were lost by the likes of Bank of America Corp.,
Citibank, Ameritrade Holding Corp. and Time Warner Inc. contained the
personal data of ...
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The DA's Office Goes Digital
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
Of the 19500 cubic feet of case records storage space available to the
office, only 775 cubic feet remained. The reasons were many: an increase in
the ...
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The Independent
Internet maps 'demolish British history'

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Is this the real Mr Toad?
Independent - London,England,UK
However, other correspondence from the archives shows the bank's doctors
disagreed that Grahame was under mental strain, and the calculation of his
pension ...
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Paper jam blamed for data security blunder
Metro - London,UK
Social security numbers for 1200 people have been sent to the wrong
addresses - with officials blaming a paper jam at a printing plant. ...
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Bank of NY Mellon data breach now affects 12.5 mln
Reuters - USA
27, Bank of New York Mellon was transferring back-up tapes with data
including names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers, when
it lost a box ...
<http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSWNAB863220080828>



Virginia open records laws hazy on e-mails
Lynchburg News and Advance - Lynchburg,VA,USA
... Megan Rhyne said that according to a state Supreme Court ruling, e-mail
communications between council members is not a violation of open records
laws. ...
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Fate of Miller collection up in the air
Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls,MT,USA
Faith Bad Bear-Bartlett, an archivist at the Little Big Horn College,
instantly recognized four long-deceased members of the Crow Tribe, he
said....
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Kentucky needs new way to archive court records
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
But now the state archives building in Frankfort and courthouses across
Kentucky are overflowing with files of misdemeanors and traffic cases that
used to ...
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Questionable value of security questions
TheReporter.com - Vacaville,CA,USA
Externally, back-up tapes are routinely lost, and bank files with your name
and security information are put on laptops, which are lost or stolen. ...<
http://www.thereporter.com/opinion/ci_10350567>



A museum for the man who designed Chandigarh
Economic Times - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
In the research section of the centre, there will be printed materials,
publications, posters, archival records and reference and digital library.
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Ky. court records overflowing in storage
Kentucky.com - Lexington,KY,USA
AP Kentucky's state archives and courthouses around the state are
overflowing with court records after the state's top court administrator
called for ...<http://www.kentucky.com/471/story/508902.html>


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