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Librarians can be such a wonderful resource to us as faculty. Today's guests are Georgia Tech Academic Librarians: Mary Axford and Crystal Renfro. They have been a tremendous help to me – and I've never even met them in person. Call it a testament to the power of academic personal knowledge management…
Episode 9: Academic personal knowledge management
These are the notes from our dialog together about academic personal knowledge management for academic researchers and librarians.
The comments made by Crystal and Mary during the podcast are their own opinions and do not represent those of Georgia Tech.
Academic personal knowledge management
- Academic Personal Knowledge Management – AcademicPKM.org
- Free course: A year to improved productivity for librarians and academic researchers
- Link roundups
Our recent PKM discoveries
- Jamie Todd Rubin's Going Paperless Blog (Mary)
- Jamie Todd Rubin's post on simplifying Evernote notebooks (Mary)
- Bonni advises to start simple with Evernote notebooks (I use 1) personal, 2) work, and 3) reference; plus 4) a shared/family notebook with Dave called BondNotes)
- I Click it and I Know it video from Mircosoft about how OneNote works with the Surface tablet (Crystal)
- Compares it to a Trapper Keeper folder; Ways of organizing information (Crystal)
- First discovery of PKM was from a colleague at Georgia Tech, Elizabeth Shields (Mary)
- Loves using Evernote: Helped her accomplish a move a few years back in a very short time (Mary)
Academic databases and PKM
How the databases have kept up, as well as how the researchers have kept up with the new features (Crystal)
- Evernote to track and plan blogs and podcasts (Mary)
- Bonni's Zotero tutorials
- Catherine Pope's Zotero posts
It's very individual. What works for one person may not work for someone else.
Be sure that you don't let the ‘doing the tool' well become more the goal versus achieving your purpose with the tool. (Crystal)
- Archived version of our A Year to Improved Productivity for Librarians and Academic Researchers Program
ProfHacker | GradHacker | Catherine Pope's The Digital Researcher (Mary)
Tweet about the random sandwich generator from Dan Szymborski (Bonni)
This is why I really need adult supervision: I made a random sandwich generator based on my available cold cuts. pic.twitter.com/dnwyWFXpR1
— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) August 6, 2014
ScoopIt : Robin Good's Scoop.it sites on content curation (Crystal)
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