Custodians and Sources

GoldFynch allows you to assign 'Custodian' and 'source' labels to your files when you upload them or collectively later on during the review process. The system also provides a space to keep notes about each custodian or source. Read on to find out more about creating, assigning, and using them.

Creating Custodians and Sources

You can create custodians and sources either independently (in the 'Manage Custodians/Sources' tab of the 'Settings' view) or at the time of uploading files.

Creating Custodians and Sources independently

Step 1. Click on the 'Settings' view icon in the left panel.

Step 2. Click on the Manage Custodians/Sources tab.

Go to the manage custodians and sources tab to create new sources and custodians

Step 3. Click on the +New Custodian button to create a new custodian, or click on the + New Source to create a new source.

Step 4. Enter a name for your custodian or source, and add notes into the textbox provided if you wish to.

Enter a name and notes if you wish to, then click on Create

Step 5. Click on the Create button.

Creating Custodians and Sources while uploading files

When uploading files you can choose to create new custodians and sources instead of using existing ones.

Step 1. Click on the 'Files' view button in the left panel.

Step 2. Upload your files by either drag-and-dropping them or selecting files with the Upload Files button (learn more about uploading files here.)

You will be shown an overlay:

Confirm the files you are uploading and their destination folder, and enter a custodian and source if you wish

It will display:

Step 4. Click on either the 'Custodian' or 'Source' drop-down lists. You can:

Step 5. Click on the Begin Upload button. Once the files upload and are processed, they will be labeled with the custodians and sources you assigned.

Managing Custodians and Sources

In the Manage Custodians/Sources tab (accessed from the 'Settings' view,) apart from creating new custodians and sources, you can:

Edit or delete custodians or sources

Applying Custodians and Sources to already-uploaded files

GoldFynch lets you apply Custodian and Sources at any time during the review process. You can do so by using the Re-apply custodian/sources button found in the Manage Custodian/Sources tab.

Step 1. Click on the Re-apply custodian/sources button at the top of the Manage Custodian/Source tab of the Settings view

Re-apply custodian/sources

Step 2. Select the files you want to apply the custodian/source to. The available options are by tag, by saved search, and to all files in your case(Everything)

Select the files to re-apply the custodian/sources

Step 3. (If you have selected the tag or saved search option) Select the tag name/saved search to be used from the dropdown

Select the tag or saved search

Step 4. Select how you would like to apply the custodian/source

Select how to the apply the custodian/source

The available options are -

Step 5. Select the Custodian or Source to be applied

Step 6. Click on Apply

Note: In case you choose the Replace option to re-apply the custodian/source you will need to choose the custodian/source you want to replace along with the value it is to be replaced with. In the image below the dropdown on the left contains the list of custodians/sources that can be replaced based on the file selection. The dropdown on the right will be populated based on the value that needs to be replaced. For example, in case you want to replace a particular source then all the other available sources will be populated in the dropdown on the right

Replace a custodian/source

Uses of Custodians and Sources

The custodians and sources you assign to files serve many purposes:

1) You can easily track where a document is sourced from or who the custodian is from the information panel on the right side of your screen in the 'Docs' view.

Custodians and sources in the docs view

2) In the 'Search' view, you can filter search results by individual sources and custodians.

Filter results by sources and custodians

3) When performing Advanced Searches, you can search for files using the 'Custodian' and 'Source' parameters.

4) When generating case reports the 'Custodian' and 'Source' parameters are included as fields.

5) While setting up load file control parameters profiles you can include the 'Custodian' and 'Source' parameters, which can be applied to load files that are generated.