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How does Bates numbering work?
Bates Numbering (or Bates Stamping) assigns unique identifiers to each page in a collection of documents. It's a way to index document contents so they're easier to find later. ... Clerks and other document managers used to have to apply Bates Numbers by hand 14 a tedious and time-consuming process.
What is a Bates ID?
A unique numeric or alphanumeric identifier attached to individual documents and pages to make each document and page easily identifiable and retrievable. Bates numbers are used in the legal, medical, and business fields.
What are Bates numbering in legal documents?
A unique numeric or alphanumeric identifier attached to individual documents and pages to make each document and page easily identifiable and retrievable. Bates numbers are used in the legal, medical, and business fields.
How do you reference Bates numbers?
But, consistent with The Bluebook, the first citation should make it very clear what is being referenced, such as (Bates Jones000001) or (Bates d123-002), and subsequent consecutive cites should follow the usual practice of Id. followed by the page number, such as (Id. 000017) or (Id. -017).
What is Bates number format?
Bates numbering 14 also known as Bates stamping or Bates labeling 14 is the process of assigning a unique, sequential identification number to each page, file, or image in a voluminous production.
How many numbers are in Bates?
The original machine described by Bates allowed numbering with a four-digit sequence, ranging from 0000 to 9999.
How many digits are in a Bates number?
The bates numbering system was invented in the late 1800s by Edwin G. Bates in an effort to promote efficiency for document identification and information reference. Historically, the Bates numbering process was accomplished using a Bates Stamper to index pages using a four-digit sequence.