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Content Curation Introduction for Digital Archivists and Information Librarians

Content Curation Introduction for Digital Archivists and Information Librarians | academic workflow | Scoop.it

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I really appreciate Robin Good's comments on my article from Academicpkm.org.  He says:

 

"Robin Good's insight:

 

Crystal Renfro, a subject and Faculty Engagement Librarian at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, introduces the relevance of content curation to academic librarians beyond the notions generally prescribed by Digital and Data Curation specialists. 

She highlights content curation importance and reason d'etre by explaining the goal it is trying to achieve (helping us finding what is truly relevant) and providing references both to Beth Kanter and to my own work, to help academics better appreciate the benefits of embracing content curation.

 

A good introduction to a new way of looking at curation for digital archive specialists and academic information librarians. 

 

Rightful. Informative. Good introduction. 7/10"

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Robin Good's curator insight, March 3, 2014 12:53 PM


Crystal Renfro, a subject and Faculty Engagement Librarian at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, introduces the relevance of content curation to academic librarians beyond the notions generally prescribed by Digital and Data Curation specialists. 

She highlights content curation importance and reason d'etre by explaining the goal it is trying to achieve (helping us finding what is truly relevant) and providing references both to Beth Kanter and to my own work, to help academics better appreciate the benefits of embracing content curation.


A good introduction to a new way of looking at curation for digital archive specialists and academic information librarians. 


Rightful. Informative. Good introduction. 7/10


Full article: http://www.academicpkm.org/2014/03/03/content-curation-beyond-institutional-repository-library-archives/ 


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Tech Tools for the Savvy Graduate Student-Part 1

Tech Tools for the Savvy Graduate Student-Part 1 | academic workflow | Scoop.it
There are several tech tools that help me organize my life, complete work- and school-related tasks, and generally function well in graduate school. These apps, platforms and websites help me manag...
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Heather Woods, a grad student from UNC-Chapel Hill posts her Mac-based list of Tech Tools that she uses in her academic workflow.  She covers, Dropbox, Evernote, Prezi, and more.  It is nice to see more and more individuals beginning to share their workflows with all of us.

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Mastering MOOCs with Evernote - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians

Mastering MOOCs with Evernote - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians | academic workflow | Scoop.it
I have been using Evernote more and more as my research portal. The Evernote Clipper makes it so easy to clip whole blog entries or articles or even pages from the internet.
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One example of how I use Evernote in my Academic workflow.

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liblist4u's curator insight, April 1, 2:42 PM

The ability to save PDFs in Evernote is just one advantage.

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My Digital Workflow | An Infographic - Monica Rysavy

My Digital Workflow | An Infographic - Monica Rysavy | academic workflow | Scoop.it
I’ve started following a system that has changed my life in terms of organizing, finding, and working with academic research articles. I created this infographic to show you how I work with research each day.
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Nice infographic of another researcher's academic workflow

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Reading professional journal articles on the iPad | Professor Bear F. Braumoeller

Reading professional journal articles on the iPad | Professor Bear F. Braumoeller | academic workflow | Scoop.it
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Nice simple workflow for reading/annotating academic journal articles explained by this professor for ipad users. Our university recently started using Browzine.  It is a nice platform, but I think its value will not be fully utilized until more of our journals are available. 

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Using Evernote in Education

Using Evernote in Education | academic workflow | Scoop.it
In the ProfHacker section of The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Amy Cavender wrote an article about using Evernote in Education. This is one of my favorite topics, so I posted a comment there in which I linked to a blog post I wrote awhile back about how I use ...
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Dr. D. provides a video here showing how he searches Ebscohost, and choosing records he is interested in, emails the Ebscohost record to his Evernote account, specifying the workbook and tags for it.  It captures the persistent link to the record and the bibliographic information.  Nice application of Evernote in one's academic workflow.

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60 seconds with Dr Jutta Tobias - What is Mindfulness?

60 seconds with Dr Jutta Tobias - What is Mindfulness? | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Dr Jutta Tobias shares her insights into mindfulness. (60 seconds with Dr @juttko: What is Mindfulness?
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What a nice 60 second reminder about centering and mindfulness on this the first day of our university semester. 

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ContentMine

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RT @TheContentMine: A draft workflow for species filtering academic literature http://t.co/FeUYdvfVlm by @rmounce http://t.co/fNIeMQsrpW
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Interesting effort at data mining.  Could become part of the gathering aspect of an effective personal academic workflow.  Site to watch.

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The Learning Generalist: Here's how I'm approaching Personal Knowledge Management

The Learning Generalist: Here's how I'm approaching Personal Knowledge Management | academic workflow | Scoop.it
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This is a nice flowchart discussion of one individual's personal knowledge management workflow.  I like that the author names specific tools and sources that are used.

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Content Curation Tools 1: ScoopIt! - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians

Content Curation Tools 1: ScoopIt! - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians | academic workflow | Scoop.it
This is the second in an intermittent series of posts I plan to write on the topic of content curation. You can see the first post introducing the content curation concept here. Today I’d like to continue our discussion by … Continue reading →
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Ever try to convince a colleague to use Scoop.it?  Here's my discussion on why content curation tools like Scoop.it are important for academic librarians and researchers to learn.  I just introduce the topic.  Head over to our blog and add your insights in the comments.  We all want to learn together.

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My Digital Workflow | An Infographic

My Digital Workflow | An Infographic | academic workflow | Scoop.it
I've started following a system that has changed my life in terms of organizing, finding, and working with academic research articles. I created this infographic to show you how I work with research each day.
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Nice Infographic.  Monica is using an iPad and a combination of DropBox, Mendeley and iAnnotate

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Computers In Libraries 2014: Day 3 - Personal Knowledge ...

Computers In Libraries 2014: Day 3 - Personal Knowledge ... | academic workflow | Scoop.it
The other two speakers, Alicia Virtue (Santa Rosa Junior College) and Eric Frierson (EBSCO) talked about using the EDS API to make reading lists on course management systems interact seamlessly with library resources.
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Day 3 of the Computer's in Libraries Conference

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PDF Chaos? Digital Workflow Basics | Butler Library Blog

PDF Chaos? Digital Workflow Basics | Butler Library Blog | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Inst. #2 of my Digital Workflows for Academic Research on the Mac @columbialib. PDF Chaos?Digital Workflow Basics: http://t.co/2fAsGgQb3V
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Second in a new series from Butler Library's blog (Columbia U. )

All centered on MACs, but the concepts/problems are universal.

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Our Presentation at Computers in Libraries - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians

If you saw our posts covering what we saw at the 2014 Computers in Libraries conference, you’ll know that we presented a program there on April 9th.  If you wish to see the slides from our presentation, they are embedded … Continue reading → (Our...
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My co-blogger and I blogged each day of the Computers in Libraries Conference a few weeks ago.  This has already been scooped, but needs to be on my page too.  :-)

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Academic workflow (2015 Spring edition)

Academic workflow (2015 Spring edition) | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Being inspired by my colleague Heather's post on useful digital tools in MA/PhD program, I'd also like to share my ideas about tools and workflows in navigating grad school. I understand majority o...
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Keiko Nishimura, a grad. student is posting her own digital academic workflow in this blog post.   She is a Mac user.  Both Evernote and Sente are cornerstones for her.  She had identified a few interesting links to other sources as well.

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7 Smart Ways To Use Evernote For Research As A PhD - Next Scientist

7 Smart Ways To Use Evernote For Research As A PhD - Next Scientist | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Stop procrastinating and learn to use Evernote for research as a PhD student. Academic research is chaotic, tidy it up by using Evernote for research.
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A VERY nice blog post on using Evernote as a key part of the academic researcher's workflow.

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Paperless Productivity With Evernote & Pocket

Paperless Productivity With Evernote & Pocket | academic workflow | Scoop.it
I needed a better way of getting what I wanted to keep in Evernote, but at the same time, keep Evernote clutter-free. Eventually, I came up with a process that has been working very well for me. It involves using Pocket, a “save for later” service like Instapaper. With Pocket, you can grab links, images, and videos and save them for later. Pocket also removes the clutter from the articles and presents them in an easy-to read format. Lots of applications integrate with Pocket, making it easy to send articles and other items. Best of all, you can send items from Pocket to Evernote.

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I liked this workflow using Pocket and Evernote.  Nice thing about Pocket is that it is both iPhone, iPad, Android and web browser compatible.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, February 8, 2:58 PM

Yes, I Scoop more than a few tips from Evernote -- because Evernote is a great infotention-tool, a smart, personalized, short-to-long-term memory augmenter. And because they are smart enough to show people how to use Evernote to streamline their finding, filtering, storing, and retrieving key bits from the info-flow.

Linda Weeks's curator insight, May 1, 8:20 AM

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Evernote@URI - home

Evernote@URI - home | academic workflow | Scoop.it
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Wow!  Wonderful resource from the University of Rhode Island for using Evernote as your tool for academic workflow.  Hints here for undergrads, grad. students and faculty too. Jay Fogleman is one of the creators for this great resource.


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liblist4u's curator insight, January 30, 10:17 AM

Evernote wiki developed for academic use by the University of Rhode Island. Tips and tutorials for students and faculty. 

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Designing a Personal Knowledgebase

"Since so much knowledge is now digital, there is no shortage of material from which I can learn. On the contrary, I’m usually drowning in too much information. But that’s a discussion for another day. For me, right now, the major problem is that I lack an easy and effective system for capturing and recording my learning. My memory alone will not suffice. What I need is a personal knowledgebase, which I define as an external, integrated digital repository for the things I learn and the resources from which they come.


Many have tried to solve the problem I’m encountering now, and numerous digital solutions exist. Some of the most popular options include Evernote, Devonthink, and Voodoo Pad. Over the course of my graduate studies, I’ve tried many of these programs, but all have fallen short of what I really need, given my own workflow."


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This individual does a very detailed job both describing his workflow and what he would like to find in a one-stop shop tool.  All the myriad of comments opens a new flood of tools and ideas to consider.  It reiterates my belief that building interfaces between powerful tools that achieve different purposes may be the way to go... it goes back to what docear.com is trying to do.... the downside is that interfaces break very easily as different apps upgrade their products and thus makes the interface unstable.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 4, 2014 2:21 PM

The border between infotention (managing attention and digital media information flows ) and personal knowledge management (organizing and refining information for one's own storage, retrieval, pattern-building, connection-making needs) is a fuzzy one. This graduate student appears to have tried some of the best available tools, including Evernote and Devonthink (which I have used extensively) and Voodoo Pad (which I haven't tried). Finding them all inadequate, Alex lays out requirements for a "personal knowledgebase." 

AlisonMcNab's curator insight, September 6, 2014 4:48 PM

Informative post from @Howard Rheingold

Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 7, 2014 6:41 AM

We live in an age where information is all around us, all of the time. Sometimes we seek it out, other times it comes to us, uninvited. The only way we can learn from and apply this information (actionable knowledge) is by having the tools and know-how to be able to sort, sense, filter, organise and ultimately retrieve this information within a context where it can be applied.

 

There are lots of tools out there that can help us (I use Evernote, Mindjet Mindmapping, Social Bookmarking and Blogging as my core tools), but I haven't yet found the El Dorado of a single tool/application/software that can do it all. This article from Alex provides an outline specification of the ideal system. An opportunity for an entrepreneur - perhaps, to satisfy what I think is a growing need amongst most people grappling with the information torrent.

 

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Discipline-Specific Tools: Digital Humanities 3: History - Personal ...

Discipline-Specific Tools: Digital Humanities 3: History - Personal ... | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians. Home→Information Ecosystem→Discipline-Specific Tools→Discipline-Specific Tools: ... peer-reviewed tutorials to help humanists learn digital tools, techniques, and workflows.
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Here my co-blogger continues her exploration of the PKM tools of Digital Humanities.  Digital Humanities is a booming field that is worthy of the attention of many other disciplines other than itself.  We can learn from them and benefit from their growth by adapting their tools to our needs.

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Academic personal knowledge management workflow

Academic personal knowledge management workflow | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Two Georgia Tech librarians have been a big help to me and I've never even met them. A testament to the power of academic personal knowledge management...
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My co-blogger, Mary Axford and I had the opportunity to be guests on Bonni Stachowiak's podcast, Teaching in Higher ED yesterday.  We were talking about PKM and how it can assist academics in their daily lives.  If you aren't a regular reader/listener of Bonni's blog and podcast, I highly recommend checking it out. 

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Bonni Stachowiak's curator insight, August 8, 2014 7:38 PM

I had a terrific dialog with Crystal Renfro and Mary Axford about Academic PKM on the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. They are both a wealth of information and live up to their roles in faculty engagement. 

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A Digital Workflow to Manage Your Academic Life: Redux

A Digital Workflow to Manage Your Academic Life: Redux | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Back in January of 2013, I wrote about a digital workflow for managing all my scholarly references via an Android platform. See the post here. Things have changed, namely, I have finally given in t...
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Love this graphic on one academic's workflow on her iPad.  She also has links to other posts of interest.. one on Android (her previous platform) and another which steps the reader through the process of syncing Mendeley to Dropbox.

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liblist4u's curator insight, May 13, 2014 2:48 PM
Infographic with detailed explanations for managing citations using iPad tools such as Dropbox, Mendeley, and iAnnotate.
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Argument mapping - Personal Knowledge Management for ...

Argument mapping - Personal Knowledge Management for ... | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Today I want to discuss yet another form of knowledge mapping that I have found useful in my workflow: argument mapping. Argument mapping shows the structure of a discussion. You can use it to develop the flow of a piece ...
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Our favorite guest blogger does a great blog here on how argument mapping can be used in a workflow.

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Computers in Libraries: Day 1 - Personal Knowledge Management ...

Here we are! D.C.! Good evening! Crystal and I managed to make it from Atlanta to Washington DC without much trouble… although it took so long at baggage claim I had visions of doing our presentation in the ratty clothes I ...
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Computers in Libraries 2014 blog for the the first day

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Computers in Libraries, Day 2 - Personal Knowledge Management ...

Computers in Libraries, Day 2 - Personal Knowledge Management ... | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Crystal's View of Day 2: Every day at CIL begins with a keynote where we get to hear from notable people in the industry. Tuesday's Keynote: Hacking strategies for library innovation by Mary Lee Kennedy, Chief Library Officer ...
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My co-blogger and I blogged all three days of this conference.  Great conference if you ever have a chance to attend it or its sister conference Internet Librarian.

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Creating an efficient workflow for publishing scholarly papers on Wikipedia.

Creating an efficient workflow for publishing scholarly papers on Wikipedia. | academic workflow | Scoop.it
The global scope and popularity of Wikipedia make it an ideal medium for researchers to share expertise. But it has been difficult to find an efficient way to link accessible scholarly work into th...
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I know some of the Wikipedia editors have very stringent procedures and expectations regarding Wikipedia articles, but this is an interesting application of using Wikipedia in conjunction with PLOS (Public Library of Science)

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