Author Archive | Kristin Antin

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How to digitise your human rights document archive

It’s easy to de-prioritize dealing with that room full of paper that has accumulated over the years – the many reports, letters, books, press clippings, images, etc. But there are some important reasons why it’s worth giving some attention to your paper-based archive. This article explains the importance of digitising human rights archives, and will […]

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Retaining your ability to fight nefarious lawsuits through smart data retention

This article is cross-posted from the engine room blog. It was originally published in September 2015 and written by Kristin Antin. Keeping data after projects end often involves spending time and effort to comply with legal requirements and archiving rules. Why does it matter? Imagine this scenario: A human rights organization is collecting information about […]

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File naming conventions: why you want them and how to create them

We’ve all been there: you’re asked to review the most recent draft of a document. You log-in to your organisation’s shared-folders and look for the file, but you can’t tell which version of the document you should be reviewing: Grant-proposal-henry-edits-finalfinal.doc Grant-proposal-final-Nora_edits_v4.doc FINAL_proposal_Aug2016_kct-updated.doc This is just one small example of an information management weakness that can […]

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Survey: What info management topics do you want to discuss with peers?

UPDATE: As of July 26, 2016, we heard from around 10 people regarding community discussion topics. The most requested topics are: Managing contacts for human rights orgs (CRM platforms), Best practices in standarising data collection, Central repositories for multi-organisational documentation efforts, and Fundamentals of human rights documentation. If you would like to share your knowledge […]

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