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Personal Information Management (PIM) refers toboth the practice and study of the activities aperson performs in order to locate or create, store,organize, maintain, modify, retrieve, use anddistribute information in each of its many forms (invarious paper forms, in electronic documents, inemail messages, in conventional Web pages, inblogs, in wikis, etc.) as needed to meet life’s manygoals (everyday and long-term, work-related andnot) and to fulfill life’s many roles andresponsibilities (as parent, spouse, friend,employee, member of community, etc.). Jones, W. (2007) Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
“How individuals collect,organize, [and] use information intheir personal space.” -Deborah Barreau
“PIM is the art of getting things done in our lives through information.” - William Jones Jones, W. (2012). The Future of Personal Information Management. Morgan & Claypool.