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Digital Heritage 2018 3rd International Congress & Expo
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Codifi Paperless Solutions

Booth Codifi Paperless Solutions
1005 Northgate Dr Suite 118 San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
Codifi Paperless Solutions
by Michael Ashley and Christopher Sims

Paper is the 3rd largest polluter in the US and Canada and comprises 50% of business waste. Within the cultural heritage and infrastructure fields, due to quasi legal and arcane practices developed over decades, paper still is the overwhelmingly the preferred method for field recording. Despite huge advances in mobile computing, the bottleneck for going paperless is real. But it can be overcome.

The quest for a recording solution for fieldwork that can truly replace paper in projects worldwide has resulted in the development of not only a digital application, but a social benefit corporation to sustain it. Since 2013, Codifi has quietly helped over 80 projects in 10 countries go paperless through secure, offline, archival quality technologies and methods. 

Technology is the smallest part of the challenge. A focused emphasis on user experience (UX), combined with influencing policy at federal, state and local levels with agencies and industry leaders – commercial, non-commercial, educational – is resulting in positive gains in a sustainable paperless practice, especially in cultural resources management (CRM).  

We will demonstrate and discuss the Codifi app suite, recording methodology, latest innovations and offer ‘data therapy’ sessions for expo participants to learn how to ‘let go’ of paper in their projects. It’s time. 

In celebration of the DigitalHERITAGE expo, Codifi will announce new programs and partnerships in support of education and non-profit to facilitate and sustain paperless recording for the long term.