I recommend contacting the SAA's (Society of American Archivists) or ICA's (International Council of Archives) Human Rights sections for advice.  This is so much more of an archival, policy, and security issue than it is of a relatively simple code / technology solution. These organizations have expertise and can provide recommendations on these topics having previously dealt with archives of human rights abuses and war crime tribunal records.


Kari Smith
Digital Archivist
MIT Libraries

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jason Raitz
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 2:13 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] human rights violations elibrary for Haiti/France

I've just been contacted out of the blue by someone working with a joint Haitian/French human rights organization that needs to create a searchable, bilingual elibrary on human rights violations in Haiti.  They've secured hosting in America for various reasons and they have a few thousand or more documents to store, index and make available.  The lady I talked to had an interest in using facets and storing the documents in a MySQL db.  I briefly suggested that Solr and Blacklight might be where they're heading.
I also suggested that she might be able to get more help from an I-school like my alma mater, UNC-SILS.

If anyone would like to assist her or has some ideas or experience with such things, her email is reneeasteria [at] gmail [dot] com.

She didn't tell me much more beyond this.  I believe that she doesn't consider herself a programmer (I bet we would consider her a coder :-) ), she's been working with statistical software for a number of years, and that she is able to learn what's necessary.

I'm not sure of any protocols, but I went ahead and CC'd Renee on this message.

Jason Raitz
NCSU Libraries