I knew I’d seen this somewhere, and I meant to go looking for it again. In my spare time. Ahem. Fortunately, I just stumbled upon it. The File ID Assistant.
If you’re using the digital component of the MRIN Filing System, and you’re a Legacy user, there’s a quick way to find your next MRIN or your next MRIN-extension. When you go to put a number in the Source Citation Detail Box, click on the magnifier next to the File ID box.
There has been a lot of interest in the MRIN filing system so I think it’s worthy of a recap. From the questions I’ve been asked it seems my overly-complicated presentation of it left some people in the dust. And there may have been other people who threw up their hands and just left. I’m sure there are genius-level filing systems around. The MRIN filing system just isn’t one of them so I take full responsibility for being abstruse.
The original paper-based MRIN filing system was developed by Karen Clifford about 35 years ago. My contribution to this is a digital filing system also using MRIN’s.
2012 update: The following describes my initial digital system and file-numbering. It’s quite laborious (in retrospect) and I have since greatly streamlined this process.
Watch the FREE PowerPoint presentation that goes through the whole thing from A to Z.