|Re: knowing what committees do||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (robsanmicrosoft.com)|
|Date: Fri, 24 Jun 94 17:25 CDT|
> BM Vornbrock suggested: What about the idea of a computer resource that let everyone in the community dig through the minutes et al without having to read each bit? A bit of automated keyword indexing and useful search tools could help the information overload situation you are describing. ________________________________________________________ The Secretary for the NW Intentional Communities Association of which I am on the board of takes all the minutes on a portable computer, so text entry is done on the spot. Retyping in minutes and creating systems for indexing take a fair amount of work to retro fit to existing material. I have heard several communities talk about using databases for such things. Never seen it actually happen yet. One thing I have seen is that often minutes get miss filed or taken. I saw one system where the whole years minutes were assembled in order, and then in big red pen in upper corner the pages were numbered. This way, just flipping thorugh the file it was easy to see which was out of order or missing and also easy to correct. Same group of folks used colored highlight pen to mark out significant things such a decisions, etc. Using this system it was very easy to scan a folder to find a particular decision. If the decision happened in the fall you looked in the last half of the file and searched for yellow highlights.
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- Re: knowing what committees do Rob Sandelin, June 27 1994
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