Archive for October, 2011

Today we launch Saved Search for TrialCloud, DiscoveryCloud, and CloudPreservation, bringing you easily repeatable (and sharable) searches.

Execute a search to ensure your syntax is correct before clicking the Save Search icon.

Anyone can save a search for themselves.  Advanced users can publish searches to everyone (“public”).

At any time in the future, select a previously saved search to re-execute the search and view the updated results via the same Save Search icon.

Saved Search provides the convenience of repeatable searches in an easily shared form.  We hope you get a lot of mileage out of them.

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Very soon we’ll be releasing a streamlined interface for browsing your documents we’re calling “Grid View.”

Sample grid view

Grid view

Grid View is going to be great, as it lets you get an overview of your documents in a more compact, easy to scan package — similar to how you can easily scan for information contained in a spreadsheet. Lining your documents’ data up like this makes it much easier to intuitively sort and browse too, so you can find just the data you need more effectively.

Don’t worry if you’ve grown attached to the older interface either, when Grid View launches you’ll find a link to “Classic View” prominently displayed at the top of any listing of documents in the application. If you do decide to use Classic View, we’ll remember and keep giving you your documents in the older style, no configuration necessary.

Look for Grid View to be released to all Trial Cloud and Discovery Cloud customers in the very near future soon.

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The initial launch of S3 Folders brought a more convenient process of importing Document data to Trial Cloud and Discovery Cloud.  It’s role has already begun to evolve as it has expands to Depositions & Transcripts.

Depositions and Transcripts may now be sourced from a single file or zip.

Videos and syncfiles may be added via the Case Folder, providing a more convenient way to deal with these potentially very large files.

We’re looking to forward to seeing what doors Case Folders opens next for data transfer!

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Previously in TrialCloud and DiscoveryCloud, there were two distinct mechanisms to import documents.  First as a single file or document and second as a batch containing multiple files and an optional load file. With our last release and the inclusion of S3 Folders these methods have been combined to share a common interface called “Import Files” while maintaining and building upon the original functionality.  Here’s how it works.

After selecting the file(s) to import on the Import Files page, there is an option to process as a container file or as a native file.

Importing Container Files

Choose “Container Files” when uploading a single file or folder that is being used only as a means of organizing and uploading the files it contains.

Container Import Results

Information from load file will be applied

Only the contents of the file or folder will be processed, indexed, and included in the case or review, not the container file itself. If a container file or folder is found to contain a Nextpoint load file, that load file will be applied as part of the import.

Importing Native Files

Native File ImportChoose “Native Files” if you are uploading multiple files or folders, or if uploading a single zip file or single folder that is itself evidence. All files, including load files, found as part of processing the selected items will be processed as native files and the information in the load files will not be applied.  So be careful to use the Container Files option if you are looking to utilize a load file.

Native Results

Native files will be processed as if they are Evidence

These improvements, along with the addition of S3 Folders, have streamlined the Import process and provided more flexibility in importing files to your Nextpoint TrialCloud or DiscoveryCloud repositories.  As always, we welcome your comments and feedback.

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Today Cloudpreservation.com is happy to announce archival functionality for the social photography site Flickr.com.  Flickr account holders are now able to automatically backup their Flickr photos and videos with Cloudpreservation.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Flickr Profile

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Flickr Profile

Cloudpreservation offers two different options for archiving accounts: authenticated and public feeds.  Authenticated feeds archive all of a user’s photos, vidoes, profile information, contacts, comments, favorites and photosets.  When archiving a public feed, Cloudpreservation has access to only the profile information, contacts, favorites, photos and videos that is publicly available.  All of the public user’s photosets will be archived, but private photos within the photosets will not.  Public Flickr feeds do not include a user’s comments.

Example Archived Flickr Photoset

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Archived Flickr Photoset: Recalled Products

When archiving Flickr photos, Cloudpreservation stores the highest resolution version of the file available as well as the metadata associated with it.  Exif data, tags, timestamp and licensing information are all archived and are easily searchable.

Example Flickr Photo with Data

Example Flickr Photo with Data

Cloudpreservation also stores social data from the Flickr website like comments and favorites.  This allows the documentation of social interaction with the added context of an image or video.

Example Archived Flickr Comments

Example Archived Flickr Comments

Currently, over 5 billion photos are stored at Flickr. It’s used by many companies and government agencies to store and promote their digital media.  We’re glad to be able to provide Flickr users with a way to archive their accounts and fulfill legal and compliance obligations.

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