Field Note Retention After Scanning
I do a cloud backup hourly so I'm not worried about loosing the digital versions.
As for notes, I think I will just trash them. I'm not sure that the Rite-In-The-Rain paper is actually recyclable and I recycle my shred. They do not include any personal or confidential information so the can should be fine.
I might even brave the attic, fight off the squire that moved in this winter, and start scanning older years. It is nice having them for quick access.
I use a free app called TinyScanner on my phone, do that immediately in the rig and it saves surprisingly clear PDF's. I have it defaulted to send to Dropbox and the phone is also backing up to the cloud. Looking at one of those personal cloud drives for the office.
Scanning is no problem. I have a nice document scanner in the office and a portable one I can keep the truck. I've been scanning the field books after I process my data for several years now.
Its nice to know the phone scanners work. That sounds like a good way to scan my receipts when traveling.
I scan everything to store it digitally within the job directory. Most of my field notes are now from the collector anyway. Paper notes are generally sketches to help clarify collected data. These sketches are usually on a plot of the deeds I'm carrying with me in the field. I have a few hardbound field books and use about 5-10 pages a year for a sketch or a couple of quick measurements.
Same here. Notes are more of place to find the files for a particular point and describe monuments.