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Events Standard Formats
The HURIDOCS Events Standard Formats: a tool for documenting human rights violations are a methodology for using the “violations” approach in monitoring and documenting all types of human rights: civil and political as well as economic, social and cultural. They are integrated, flexible and adaptable, and cover the various aspects of documenting human rights events.

This document contains formats with defined fields and instructions to assist organisations in documenting human rights-related events and in designing their databases, and for exchange of information among organisations.


Micro-thesauri
This collection of 48 lists with terminology was developed by HURIDOCS or adapted from a variety of authoritative resources. The Micro-thesauri: a tool for documenting human rights violations are intended for use in conjunction with HURIDOCS Standard Formats manuals, and in particular with the HURIDOCS Events Standard Formats: a tool for documenting human rights violations.

The Micro-thesauri can be used as a starting point for developing one’s own index terms for libraries and documentation centres, as keywords for organising information on websites, or as controlled vocabularies for databases to record violations.


What is documentation?
This practical manual is intended for documentation and information workers of human rights organisations. It deals with the following issues: what is documentation, what is a document, why document, seeking information, producing documents, acquiring documents, organising documents and providing user services.

 


What is monitoring?
This manual was written for human rights workers to better understand the general subject of monitoring. Concepts and specialised terminology are discussed, along with the different bodies involved in monitoring. It is a great introductory read on the subject, and is meant for small non governmental organizations.

 


How to record names of persons
This practical manual is intended for documentalists and information workers of human rights organisations. It contains guidelines for recording the names of persons, intended as a set of standard rules for use when completing the HURIDOCS Standard Formats for the recording and exchange of bibliographic information on human rights or the HURIDOCS Events Standard Formats: a tool for documenting human rights violations.

 


Bibliographic Standard Formats
Manual for information workers, containing standard formats for the cataloguing and indexing of published and unpublished materials (books and other documents), especially in the field of human rights.

 

 


Media monitoring
The manual Media monitoring, information scanning and intelligence for human rights NGOs offers advice on information gathering by using search engines, Web alerts, newsletters, RSS feeds, and text mining. It follows the path drawn by the information cycle.