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5 Time-Saving Hacks for the Office

5 Time-Saving Hacks for the Office

Run off your feet? Work smart with our five office hacks to save time and be productive. Time-saving office hack 1. Write each major task on an index card. Break the task down into easy steps and then put the card on your desk where you can see it. If you get distracted close down all […]

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British Library Saves Endangered Archives From Destruction

By on April 17, 2015 in Filing & Archiving with 0 Comments
British Library Saves Endangered Archives From Destruction

The British Library has been helping to save the history of the world through a decade-long pioneering initiative. More than four million images have been saved from destruction and are now available online – thanks to the Endangered Archives Programme. Since it was launched in 2004 the programme has backed 246 projects in 78 countries […]

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10 Top Tips for Setting Up an Archive

By on April 10, 2015 in Filing & Archiving with 0 Comments
10 Top Tips for Setting Up an Archive

Are you thinking of setting up an archive for your organisation? Here are 10 top tips on running an archive: Decide on a mission statement. Define the purpose of your archives, and decide what to include in your collection. Evaluate all potential materials against this statement. Have a list of criteria to help you decide […]

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Filing Fact File

Filing Fact File

Astound dinner party guests with these facts about files and filing. You’ll set the tongues of the literati newly a-wagging. “Just who was that enigmatic individual so fluent and interesting on the subject of office supplies?” Papers and documents were originally held together using a string or wire called a file, from the Latin filum, […]

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Electronic Circuit Clipboard

By on June 27, 2011 in Filing & Archiving with 0 Comments
Electronic Circuit Clipboard

This clipboard from Etsy is made from a recycled motherboard.

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Office Workers Struggle to Find Files

Office Workers Struggle to Find Files

British office workers struggle to find important files they thought they had saved on their work computer, according to a new poll. The Iron Mountain-commissioned YouGov research finds that 58 percent of office workers have had difficulty locating such files. With some 60 percent of company data now being kept on PCs and laptops, looking […]

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Another Office Lost-It

By on March 13, 2011 in Filing & Archiving, Fun, Office Desks with 0 Comments

Another office worker goes violent on stationery as everyday Paper-pushing toil becomes too much for a mentalist divorced from job satisfaction. Filing seems to be an issue. The CCTV-captured tantrum begins with our hero hitting a colleague over the head with a ring binder, seemingly unprovoked. He then throws his computer monitor across a desk […]

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The Cost of Disorganisation Stateside

By on March 8, 2011 in Filing & Archiving with 0 Comments
The Cost of Disorganisation Stateside

The average American worker spends 76 hours a year looking for items, files and information lost at work because of disorganisation. Or so says a poll commissioned by Brother International Corp. This equates to a cost to US businesses of $177.8 billion a year. The amount of the loss due to disorganization “may drastically impact […]

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Stationery Falls Out the Sky

By on November 13, 2010 in Filing & Archiving with 0 Comments
Stationery Falls Out the Sky

  An A4 plastic folder fell out of an ambulance helicopter at 700 feet and hit a man, rendering him unconscious, it has emerged. The stationery item was among other objects that fell from the sky because an unlocked door opened three minutes into a flight. The helicopter was taking a patient to hospital and […]

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