ABI Reporter – January 2020


ABI Reporter – January 2020

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  • Best Tech of 2019
  • Move to Enjoy a Healthier Career
  • Production Boost Survey
  • Best Portable Chargers
  • Why You Should Network Outside Your Industry
  • Confusing Words of the Week
  • Body Parts as Tools of Measurement

From the President


I hope you had a fantastic holiday! As we move into 2020, it is clear that the reporter crunch continues.  This requires all of us to work together as a team and to be super productive. In this way, we prosper over alternative forms of making the record, and we meet our other challenges with efficiency.

Here are some articles to help. Let’s hit the ground running with our new year decisions in place and have the most productive year ever!

Best wishes,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Best Tech of 2019

By the NCRA

Your NCRA Technology Committee has gathered some of the “Best of” articles from the web for our members. So as you make your decision for those last-minute gadget or equipment purchases before the end of the year this article can be your one-stop source!

Need a new scanner?

NCRA Technology Committee member Alan Peacock, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, said: “I am a huge fan of the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner. This device easily fits in any machine or computer bag. It’s lightweight and easy to set up and use. It is only a single-pass scanner, so there’s no duplexing. But it’s an excellent tool to have with you in the office and on the job. You can scan directly to your desktop or to a Dropbox folder, so you can share exhibits or any documents quickly and easily.

Peacock said the Fujitsu Scansnap ix100, which made PCMag’s 2019 list, is one of his favorites.

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Move to Enjoy a Healthier Career

By Cindi Lynch

Reporters and scopists spend a significant portion of their lives in a seated position. You sit when you write. You sit when you edit. When you’re not working, you most frequently want to sit and relax! The problem is too much sitting can be the source of a number of long-term problems:  weight gain, back issues, poor circulation, muscle degeneration, high blood pressure, and additional more serious issues as you get older. The physical stress from long-duration sitting can also result in pain, even if you have no injuries and the best ergonomic chair, and fatigue even though you’ve had plenty of sleep.

The easiest and least expensive way to relieve the short-term symptoms and prevent long-term damage is actually quite simple:  Find opportunities to get up and move whenever you can.  When you are in proceedings writing, rather than stay in your chair and edit, take advantage of any pauses or breaks in the proceedings to move. At the very least, stand up. If possible, do some gentle stretching. If it’s a longer break, take advantage of the time to take a walk.

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