Friday, December 11, 2009

litsupport summary for the week ending on 12/13/09

A lot of important and useful information is posted to litsupport each week. The following is a distilled summary, in the form of questions and answers.

Q. How to break a collection of PDF files into separate bookmarks (each of these PDF files is a compilation of documents that have been bookmarked)?
Q. Sample harvesting plan?

A. Below are the main points that have to be addressed by the plan:
  1. Document the custodians, locations (persons with account & name history, network shares, archives, servers), etc.
  2. Document the time periods (by custodians), and identify backup/storage/archiving technology within the time period of relevance;
  3. Document required level of data preservation versus potential cost, for each period defined above;
  4. Distinguish preservation from harvesting, so that you can efficiently prioritize harvesting, without compromising preservation;
  5. Create a dedicated (non generic) spreadsheet that case manager / data manager can understand and validate.
This summary from the Litsupport Group postings created by the wonderful and talented members of the group has been culled by Mark Kerzner and edited by Aline Bernstein.

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