Metadata is the digital equivalent of that penciled note you hope to find on the back of an old family photos. It is also and amazing tool to help organize and manage both your research notes and your personal archives. This guide helps get you started.
My first experience with serious research was in high school. Here I learned that research management was best done with the help of index cards. Each fact I discovered would be documented on its own card which would also include the source citation for that fact. As my research progressed, those cards could be arranged… Continue reading Digital Workflows
Is your research still in the paper age? Here are a few signs: Do you have folders set up on your hard drive for each surname you are researching? Do you make copies of your digital files and save them in multiple folders? Do you maintain an index of these folders and the files they… Continue reading Going Digital – Workflow
The first computer I worked on required as much floor space as a basketball court and did some truly amazing things - scary but amazing. Today, my mobile phone has exponentially more processing power than that monster and fits in the palm of my hand. I've seen a lot of changes in those 40-plus years.… Continue reading Put Your Computer to Work
Evernote is a great tool to help organize and manage both research and writing projects. This affordable little book doesn't try to dictate how you should work. Instead, it's full of great ideas to fit Evernote into your personal workflow.
Now that we've looked at the major components in WeRelate, it's time to see how all this can come together for research and collaboration. We each have our own research style, so I'm throwing out a list of ideas that you can choose to incorporate into your style or adjust to fit it. Do you… Continue reading Putting WeRelate to Work