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Using Freeware for research work

  1. 1. Ideation aspects Closing notes Retrieval & Application aspects Storage aspects Searching aspects Personal Knowledge Management Srinivasan Tatachari Using IT for Research Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln
  2. 2. pptPlex Section Divider Personal Knowledge Management The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  3. 3. Is there a choice? <ul><li>Information is moving to electronic versions </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a choice? </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidating? Faint-hearted?? </li></ul><ul><li>Learn new tools? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Personal Knowledge Management <ul><li>Stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Artifacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research papers, Ideas, electronic versions of books, handbooks, snippets from websites …. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. pptPlex Section Divider Ideation aspects The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  6. 6. Ideation <ul><li>Scribbles, notes </li></ul><ul><li>Mind-mapping tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps in abstraction, conceptualization and collation of ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorming & collaborating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ConceptDraw Mindmap tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogging ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mind Map
  8. 8. pptPlex Section Divider Searching aspects The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  9. 9. Seek & Receive <ul><li>You search on-need or receive when ready </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library visits, journals by mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google – the God of search? – Scholar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes just old Google.co.in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other databases: JSTOR , EBSCO … </li></ul><ul><li>Usage of search keywords is ‘ key ’ to the search! </li></ul>
  10. 10. References -> A to Z of EBSCO Respective journals’ website
  11. 11. Seek & Receive <ul><li>Email subscriptions for notifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New articles, journals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Mailing lists like those of AOM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions, information sharing </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. RSS feeds directly from journal sites Subscribing to RSS
  13. 13. Bloglines.com
  14. 14. MS Outlook 2007
  15. 15. Email/RSS feed from Google Alerts OR Google Scholar Alerts using yahoo pipes Pipes: Google Scholar RSS/email
  16. 16. pptPlex Section Divider Storage aspects The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  17. 17. Storing <ul><li>Print documents – physical archive , highlight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight in PDF (License?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manual classification: Folder structure, Filenames </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Knowledge Management: e.g. KnowledgeTree software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag, classify, keywords, type of documents </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Store snippets, urls, images… in Evernote
  19. 19. Zotero for Firefox stores citations and others Endnote – no site wide license!
  20. 20. pptPlex Section Divider Retrieval & Application aspects The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  21. 21. Retrieval & Application <ul><li>B(u)y memory  ! </li></ul><ul><li>Go by manual classification and open each file to search </li></ul><ul><li>OR…. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Use desktop search tools: Copernic Desktop Search Similar to (better than?) Google Desktop
  23. 23. Retrieve snippets from Evernote
  24. 24. Use references from Zotero for citation in Word
  25. 25. RSS feed readers – Bloglines, MS outlook, snackr !
  26. 26. Textflow – collaboration over Word
  27. 27. pptPlex Section Divider Closing notes The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  28. 28. Closure <ul><li>You may need administrative privileges </li></ul><ul><li>May not be the best tools/methods available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some are experimental – beware of crashes!!  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We could obtain commercial versions </li></ul><ul><li>pptPlex – from Microsoft Labs! </li></ul>
  29. 29. Thanks <ul><li>Now it would be great if you could share your ideas from your experience/ experiments!! </li></ul>

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