Friday, April 29, 2016

FBI expanded acess ability likely

The US Supreme Court has change a rule which may allow an expansion of the FBI's legal right to access computer information. "The DoJ [Dept. of Justice} wants judges to be able to issue remote search warrants for computers located anywhere that the United States claims jurisdiction, which could include other countries." The change is being pushed to enable the FBI to better fight online crime. "The amendment makes explicit that it does not change the traditional rules governing probable cause and notice." However, rights advocates are concerned it will "expand the FBI's ability to conduct mass hacks on computer networks." OF course the FBI is going to use this to try to battle online crime and terrorists. Read more about it here

Elector info available online

Information on 70 million voters in the Philippines, 191 million American voters, and now 87 million Mexican voters was found online. Read more about it here

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lazarus Project

A traveling lab for smaller archives/ libraries to help make the hard the read visible helps hidden information rise! Read more about it here

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

AV Librairan technician at Library of Congress

Job posting here

Monday, April 25, 2016

End of term 2016

End of the term means various processing projects are wrapping up.

Thanks to Chad and Suli, Morley Bros. Oversized volumes are mostly in order and the listing is nearly done.
All Oversized volumes are Morley

All Oversized volumes are Morley

All Volumes and Oversized volumes are Morley

Cassie and Kipp are done with processing and nearly done with the finding aid for PMRR Saginaw station (Dennis Wolfe)
PMRR Saginaw Station completed this monring

Brian is finishing up Nottawa Twp. records addition. Processed, labeled (nearly), finding aid nearly complete.
Nottawa addition

Jordan is still sorting children's art postcards for the DigMichNews 2015 competition collection. There are still postcards from two competitors to sort and folder.
DigMichNews competition 2015, children's art postcards
Here's a cool photo of Boyne Mountain's ski lift

Here's another cool postcard. The fish and way the art is created remains me of celtic imagery and the fish scales of the armor in the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting William the Conqueror. See the armor here

Friday, April 22, 2016

History Hub at the National Archives

The National Archives is trying out a History Hub beta version for researchers, citizen historians, archival professionals, and open government advocates. It is a way to try and connect people with questions, wishing to connect with other people with shared interests in research topics as well as people trying to get to the National Archives. Here are examples of some of the questions

hack job cost over $1 million

The FBI spent at least $1.3 million to hack into the San Bernardino killer's phone.This is based on a reference to FBI director's salary over the next 7 years without bonuses. The FBI says it was worth it. The FBI is probably figuring that creating its own high tech hacker unit is its top priority. Read more about it here.