RAIN 20091207

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

Portland city archives on the move to new home
By Anne Saker, The Oregonian Benjamin Brink/The oregonianbrian Johnson, the
city's assistant archivist, stands with his work -- stacks and stacks of
papers, ...<

Proposed law could punish employers for snooping on Facebook
Phoenix Business Journal
Many employers use the Internet to search for information on applicants as
well as existing workers they might fear are divulging trade secrets or ...

Delaware's oldest document tells of a tailor's debt -- in beaver skins
The News Journal
Delaware finally has a translation of the state's oldest document – from
1653 -- thanks to a descendant of its original owner and a world-level
expert. ...<>

E-Mail Fracas Shows Peril of Trying to Spin Science
New York Times
By JOHN TIERNEY If you have not delved into the thousands of e-mail messages
and files hacked from the computers of British climate scientists, ...<>

Year in Review: Courts Continue Imposing Sanctions for Electronic ... - London,UK
In this patent infringement litigation, the plaintiff inferred that
spoliation occurred based on the defendants' non-production of certain
relevant evidence ...<

Roundtable: What Are The Key Technologies That General Counsel ...
The Metropolitan Coporate Counsel - Mountainside,NJ,USA
... that might support your case, sanctions for spoliation including fines
and adverse instructions, and criminal penalties under Sarbanes-Oxley. ... <

Opinion: Complying with new breach-notification requirements
Michigan Business Review - - Ann Arbor,MI,USA
Require users to store all data files on secured servers. Do not allow data
storage on local ... Arrange for the secure shredding of all discarded
paper. ...<

Digital Tools to Sift Through WikiLeaks' 9/11 Messages
New York Times
... and Mr. Schmitt said the organization believed it had been given the
information to raise awareness around issues of privacy and data retention.

Can e-mail be saved by deleting it?
Houston Chronicle
... seems now to be a commission in which serious matters concerning public
communication and document retention are made by an all-powerful chairman.

2010 Litigation Support And eDiscovery Trends
The Metropolitan Coporate Counsel - Mountainside,NJ,USA
... which was jointly sponsored by ARMA International (consisting of the
records management community) and ILTA (consisting of the litigation support
and ...

The Cold Truth About Data Centers
"The servers will operate fine up to about 98 degrees," says Chuck Doughty,
Iron Mountain's vice president of engineering. "But most data centers
operate ...<

Hillsborough documents HQ could be in Liverpool
Liverpool Echo
Expert archivist are being employed in the new year to sift through up to
two million previously hidden documents on the 1989 tragedy in Sheffield.

Rushing to save gridiron history
Diamondback Online
The company has done work for the Library of Congress, the College Football
Hall of Fame and many universities, Media Archive Manager John Walko said.

British Museums Loosen Their Grip
Britain's Spoliation Advisory Panel, set up in 2000, found that the Italian
claim to the book was good and recommended it be returned. ... <>

DOJ Pays $4M a Year to Read Public Court Documents
Wired News
They then license the database of public documents at high rates to
libraries, law firms and government agencies. Even the US Court system pays
West's high ...<>

Workplace Habits Make Businesses Prone to Data Breaches
Log off computers and lock workstations or office doors at the end of each
work day. All confidential documents should be filed away rather than left
at ...<>

Lost Pink Floyd Footage Found and Set for Public Screening
The footage was discovered by archivist Bill Harrison who found the tape
when he was sorting out an anonymous rock star's audiovisual collection.

The current state of email management strategies
Continuity Central (press release)
Iron Mountain has sponsored an IDG Research Services survey into the current
state of email management, and the strategies and tactics used by large ...<>

Former Home Depot exec guilty of stealing trade secrets
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Former The Home Depot Inc. executive Guillermo Martinez of Cumming, Ga.,
pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal district court to stealing trade secrets
from ...<>

Wymondham Abbey appoints archivist
The Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury
Paula, who emigrated from Australia to London back in 1980, is no stranger
to archive work. She holds a diploma in archives and records management from

City archives move to £9.8m Hull History Centre
Hull Daily Mail - Hull,England,UK
The new, £9.8m building in Worship Street, city centre, is a joint venture
between Hull City Council and the University of Hull. ... <

Many More Government Records Compromised in 2009 than Year Ago, Report
Government Technology
The report also records how many electronic records are compromised versus
paper documents. "I think what everybody needs to be doing across-the-board,
No. ...<>

Web developer charged with stealing Quicken Loans secrets
The Detroit News - Detroit,MI,USA
Michael Hummel, 35, is charged with wire fraud and theft of trade secrets
and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge,


Organizers of New Archive Want to Hear Kansas City's LGBT History
Camp KC
Historical Society to be known as the Gay and Lesbian Archive of
Mid-America, GLAMA for short. GLAMA's principals hope to solicit residents'
oral histories, ...<>

Oregon public records manual now online
SALEM — Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has created a free online
version of the state's Public Records and Meetings Manual. The manual
provides public ...<

State archives building named national literary landmark
Austin American-Statesman
In its nomination, the Texas Center for the Book noted that the state
archives and library has served since its opening in 1961 as inspiration to
writers ...<

Decision on former Landscape Institute archivist Annabel Downs' tribunal
Horticulture Week
Former Landscape Institute archivist Annabel Downs will have to wait until
February to find out whether her claim for unfair dismissal has been
successful. ...<

First black intercollegiate fraternity to deposithistoric interview tapes at
Media Newswire (press release)
ITHACA, NY th Herman "Skip" Mason, the 33rd general president of Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Elaine Engst, Cornell archivist, will sign a

Archives Updates Halifax Explosion Online Resources
Canada Views
Visitors to the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management Web site now
have the opportunity to view rare film footage and photographs shot after
the 1917 ...<

Student finds letter 'a link to Jefferson'
Daddona found the letter last month in an unmarked folder among archives
from the Rockwood Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. The archives, which the
library ...<>

Tapes document memories of century-old fraternity
Ithaca Journal
Alpha Phi Alpha General President Skip Mason signed a memorandum of
understanding with the university archives to deposit more than 100
videotaped ...<

Web Site Tells Forgotten Tales of Slavery
UNCG University News
Schweninger visited about 160 county courthouses in the South and 15 state
archives between 1991 and 1995. “The first three years, I was on the road
540 ...<>

Online images of the explosion are remastered in time for 92nd anniversary
The Canadian Press
The Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture announced Friday
that all photographs, films and archival records on the 1917 disaster have
been ...<

Lawsuit over Ravens logo goes to appeals court
Baltimore Sun
He suggested that the mere presence of the logo in archival materials is not
a trademark infringement. Judge Roger Gregory seemed to differ, ... <,0,3970249.story

Audit finds adult materials on library CEO's computers
In addition, more than 14000 files were deleted from Imhoff's computers
after she was notified not to alter or remove any documents, the audit said.

Secret Intel cameras caught employee faxing data to Rajaratnam in 1998
San Jose Mercury News
By Pete Carey FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2009 file photo, Raj Rajaratnam,
billionaire founder of the Galleon Group, a major hedge fund, is led in
handcuffs ...<>

Rose State College donates photo archive of former Oklahoma Journal
By AP MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Rose State College has donated the
photograph collection of the Oklahoma Journal Newspaper to the Oklahoma
Historical ...<,0,501503.story>

Legal compliance means many hurdles to be cleared
Times LIVE
The conveyancer will lodge the application, together with the relevant
documents, with the Deeds Office. When the extension is registered in the
Deeds ...<>

Students Discover Thomas Jefferson Letter Among Thousands of Items Donated
to ...
Science Daily (press release)
The Rockwood collection is huge and diverse, containing thousands of
documents, maps, letters, photographs, albums, diaries, deeds, business
records, ...<>

At records center in Fort Worth, find your ancestors -- or flying pigs
Fort Worth Star Telegram
And that's just from three of the 730 boxes containing 49888 files from the
Fort Smith, Ark., federal court. There's a folder for "Billy the Kid,"
charged ...<>

Billion pound NHS computer project could be scrapped
Times Online
The National Programme for IT (NPfIT), parts of which are already running
four years late, aims to create a single electronic records system for 50
million ...<>

State launches inquiry into records breach
Statesman Journal
16 to receive training about the new policies and procedures, raise
awareness about the issue and broaden the discussion to include electronic
records. ...<>

Cambridge University's Raj collection goes online
Times Online
An extraordinary, sprawling archive of the last days of British rule in
India has been saved from decay and is being made available free over the
internet. ...<

The Thinkers: Libraries finger way to a digital tomorrow
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Yet the real action right now at university libraries is digitizing archival
collections and using digital versions of scientific and research journals.

Western Reserve Historical Society repays term debt
By Staff report The Western Reserve Historical Society completed the
retirement of $3.5 million of term debt in November, nearly two months ahead
of the ...<

Wayne County expense files gone
Detroit Free Press
BY KATHLEEN GRAY On the day she was laid off earlier this year, the budget
director for the Wayne County Commission shredded records revealing how the

Librarian Ferriero Assumes Job as Archivist of the United States
Library Journal
David Ferriero, Andrew W. Mellon Director of The New York Public Libraries
(NYPL), was nominated in July to be the Archivist of the United States, ...

Ferriero is first librarian in charge at National Archives
Washington Post
By Michael E. Ruane Deep inside the gray stone fortress of the National
Archives building downtown, amid dimly lit stacks protected by locked doors,

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