Researchers: Share your workflow!
August 22, 2011 7:44 AM Subscribe
I'm planning a grad-student workshop on ways to manage research assets (particularly primary sources) more efficiently using digital tools. Please share your own workflow!
posted by miriam to education (12 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the situation I'm trying to address: A grad student in the dissertation-writing stage has gathered folders and folders of digital photos, PDF newspaper articles, research notes, maybe video clips and sound files. How does she organize this mess and make it easily retrievable when she actually needs to write about it?
What are your secrets?
• Do you use Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, DevonThink, or other software? How?
• Do you use your iPad in a clever way to manage your sources?
• Do you have a neat trick for managing the documentary photos that emerge from a research trip to the archives?
• Do you OCR primary sources? How?
• Do you work with sound or video? What software do you use to manage, organize, and harvest data from these assets, and how do you use it?
• Do you use Automator, AppleScript, Hazel, or macros? How?
For now, I'm particularly interested in humanities research (sorry, scientists). The more specific you can be, the better, as I'm hoping to be able to demonstrate the coolest of these techniques.