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

More budget desperation
Concord Monitor - Concord,NH,USA
And archivists have set aside several potentially high-value items for a
live auction, including notes signed by Confederate Lt. Gen. ...

Hawaii State Archives holds Lincoln document but no one sure how ...
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
But how did an innocuous Civil War-era memo bearing Abraham Lincoln's
signature end up in the state archives of Hawaii, which was still a kingdom
at the ...

History Under Lock and Key
The Moscow Times - Russia
But under Vladimir Putin's presidency, a new law was passed in 2004 that
imposed far greater restrictions on access to state archives. ...

Audit Finds Sloppy Record Keeping in Small Village
KSPR - Springfield,MO,USA
By Brad Belote A citizen-requested audit of the village of Collins reveals
lack of oversight of spending and bookkeeping. The audit shows Collins paid
more ...<>

Handling documents basic skill for government staff
The Canadian Press - OTTAWA
For one, classified documents should be kept in a ministerial briefcase
that can only be opened with a combination or key when they are taken out
of an ...

When government information goes astray - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
In the United Kingdom, the government has a long and embarrassing record of
laptops and confidential documents turning up in full public view on the
train ...<>

Picking Up the Pieces After Downsizing: Avoid Orphaned Data
TechNewsWorld - Sherman Oaks,CA,USA
... when they are used to transmit business plans, company financials,
product roadmaps and other confidential documents outside of the corporate
network. ..<

IRS Issues New FAQs For Governance Portion Of Form 990
Mondaq News Alerts (Registration) - London,UK
... whistleblowers and document retention, and FAQs relating to whether
information from organizations related to the filing organization is
required to be ...

Companies Act's final flourish
Information World Review - London,UK
Other provisions, such as changes in the paper document retention area,
invoke mixed reaction from the information community. For example, Adam
Joseph, ...

Lincoln paper mystery deepens
Honolulu Advertiser - Honolulu,HI,USA
By Gordon YK Pang Experts at the Lincoln presidential library confirmed
yesterday that an important document tied to President Lincoln's
Emancipation ...

Hawaii: A Lincoln Document, and a Mystery
New York Times - United States
A project of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in
Illinois has confirmed its authenticity. It orders the secretary of state
to affix the ...

MTSU archivist helps preserve minister's legacy
The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
Martin Fisher, Manager of Recorded Music Collections at mtsu's Center for
Popular Music, will be among those making presentations on the legacy of
Rev. ...

Public archives: fewer, bigger, better
Information World Review - London,UK
Government may be carrying out an exercise in consulting the public over
the future of archives but it seems to have a pretty clear idea of the
direction it ...

Smithsonian Exhibiting Bobcat Archives
KFYR-TV - Bismarck,ND,USA
After a few visits from experts, the Smithsonian agreed the company had
some worthy records to include in its archives. The museum collected about
60 cubic ...

CIO moots cloud computing for health records storage
FutureGov Magazine - Singapore,Singapore
By Crystal Low | 9 June 2009 Cloud computing could be a solution for the
electronic storage and exchange of trillions of patient health records, ...

First Dutch government records in the Hudson Valley online in English
Mid-Hudson News - Newburgh,NY,USA
“The secretary's papers, they document all of the legal agreements and
contracts from that period including the earliest deeds of Ulster County,...

University Archivist Maggie Kimball to ride off into the sunset ...
Stanford University News - Stanford,CA,USA
Then in 1989, Nilan took a leave of absence to establish an archive at what
was then the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and Kimball was named
acting ...<>

CD launched to preserve Essex dialect from the threat of the ...
Daily Mail - UK
Now the Essex Record Office has unearthed recordings of the county's
dialects and accents from the twentieth century from its sound and video
archive. ...<

Archivists launch campaign to save Essex accent <> - United Kingdom
Archivists have launched a campaign to save the Essex accent claiming it
has been put under threat by London Cockneys moving into the county. ...

Photos chronicle lives of Skidmore family
Northumberland Today - Cobourg,Ontario,Canada
Cobourg archivist Ciara Ward was definitely impressed with the quantity of
family portraits, "A lot of portraits... more or less everyone from birth
on. ...<>

Crown Records Management wins health and safety awards
Get Bracknell - Bracknell,Berkshire,UK
Crown Records Management Ltd is celebrating after winning two prestigious
accolades for its commitment to health and safety. The document management
company ...<

Information managers transform into knowledge operations managers
McGuire Air Force Base - McGuire Air Force Base,New Jersey,USA
Their core competencies were to provide information management support
(publishing, Air Force Portal, records management and CSA) to units and
base ...<>

Rare 1857 reports on Bengal uprisings
Times of India - India
The state archives is about to publish the details. "Indeed, the sepoy
mutiny had a much broader span. While a lot is known about the sepoy
uprisings of UP, ...<

Calif. Hands Down Maximum $250000 Penalty for Employee Snooping ...
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. - Washington,DC,USA
"Because of our attention to confidentiality and privacy, and because of
the security of record-keeping provided through electronic records, ...

Ransoming data: The new weapon of choice for cyber criminals?
Christian Science Monitor - USA
... ransom in exchange for user files. “In my possession right now,”
that hacker wrote, “are 8257378 patient records and a total of 35548087
prescriptions. ...<

UK to cut official document release to 20 years
Reuters - USA
"As serious historians looking to the future our concern was for the
quality of the record left behind. We work often on Foreign Office files
and we want ...

T-Mobile confirms company records taken
USA Today - USA
... and has ready access to "everything, their databases, confidential
documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up
to 2009. ...<

Archives names expert as new FOIA ombudsman
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - Arlington,VA,USA
The National Archives announced Wednesday it has filled the newly created
position of FOIA ombudsman for the federal government, a role open
government ...<>

Ingest for deep archives
Broadcast Engineering - Overland Park,KS,USA
Devlin explained how there are two aspects to archive management. “One is
determining whether or not you can find the thing in the archive. ...

Stolen T-Mobile Data Not Hacked, Says Company
New York Times - United States
The post also included a list of apparent file names to as proof of the
breach. T-Mobile's initial response was “… we've identified the
document from which ...<

Chicago Conservation Center Restores Iowa's Flood Damaged Artifacts
KCRG - Cedar Rapids,IA,USA
Historic photographs from the Veteran's Memorial Museum also suffered the
wrath of the water. "The most important thing about these pieces being here
is ...<>

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