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Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories related to
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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. ...
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http://www.cmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090609/OPINION/906090319/1027/OPINION01
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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 ...
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-us-hawaii-lincoln-document,1,1675551.story
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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. ...
<http://www.moscowtimes.ru/article/1016/42/378332.htm>



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 ...<http://www.kspr.com/news/local/47216427.html>



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 ...
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http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iDZARyuDlU9VWcWe1-Ud2SsIS22A
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When government information goes astray
CBC.ca - 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 ...<
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/08/f-wayward-government-secrets.html>



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. ..<
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Picking-Up-the-Pieces-After-Downsizing-Avoid-Orphaned-Data-67278.html
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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 ...
<http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=80968>



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, ...
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http://www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/features/2243788/digital-deliverance
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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 ...
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http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090609/NEWS01/906090351/Lincoln+paper+mystery+deepens
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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 ...
<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/09/us/09brfs-ALINCOLNDOCU_BRF.html?ref=us>



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. ...
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http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20090608/NEWS01/90608020/MTSU+archivist+helps+preserve+minister+s+legacy
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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 ...
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http://www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/features/2243789/fewer-bigger-better
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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 ...
<http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=30953>



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, ...
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http://www.futuregov.net/articles/2009/jun/09/cio-moots-cloud-computing-health-records-storage/
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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,...
<http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2009/June09/09/Dutch_rcds-09Jun09.html>



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 ...<http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/june10/kimball-061009.html>



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. ...<
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1191899/CD-launched-preserve-Essex-dialect-threat-Cockney-accent.html
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Archivists launch campaign to save Essex accent
Telegraph.co.uk <http://telegraph.co.uk/> - 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. ...
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5487543/Archivists-launch-campaign-to-save-Essex-accent.html
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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. ...<http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1606017>



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 ...<
http://www.getbracknell.co.uk/business/s/2052218_crown_records_management_wins_health_and_safety_awards
>



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 ...<http://www.mcguire.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123153279>



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, ...<
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Kolkata-/Rare-1857-reports-on-Bengal-uprisings/articleshow/4637780.cms
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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, ...
<http://www.aishealth.com/Bnow/hbd061009.html>



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. ...<
http://features.csmonitor.com/innovation/2009/06/09/ransoming-data-the-new-weapon-of-choice-for-cyber-criminals/
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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 ...
<http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE5595JS20090610>

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. ...<
http://blogs.usatoday.com/technologylive/2009/06/tmobile-confirms-hack-of-customer-records.html
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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 ...<http://www.rcfp.org/newsitems/index.php?i=10828>



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. ...
<http://broadcastengineering.com/news/ingest-deep-archives-0610/>



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 ...<
http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/stolen-t-mobile-data-not-hacked-says-company/
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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 ...<http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/47606382.html>




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