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-====== IS/ICT 201: Personal Knowledge Management ====== +<​markdown>​ 
- +Managing Academic Sources
-===== Managing Academic Sources ​=====+
  
 Hi Class, welcome to the week where we begin to discuss how to manage academic Hi Class, welcome to the week where we begin to discuss how to manage academic
 sources. Next week we'll cover managing non-academic sources. sources. Next week we'll cover managing non-academic sources.
  
-===== Introduction ​=====+## Introduction
  
 This week we cover managing academic sources. That is, our concern is with -- This week we cover managing academic sources. That is, our concern is with --
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 of system do we personally have in place to help us manage this process? of system do we personally have in place to help us manage this process?
  
-===== Readings ​=====+## Readings
  
 To help us think about this part of the process, we're reading the following To help us think about this part of the process, we're reading the following
-two articles:+article:
  
-  ​- Gilmour, R., & Cobus-Kuo, L. (2011). Reference management software: A comparative analysis of four products. Issues in Science and Technology. http://​dx.doi.org/​10.5062/​F4Z60KZF +- Gilmour, R., & Cobus-Kuo, L. (2011). Reference management software: A 
-  - Emamy, Kevin, & Cameron, Richard. (2007). CiteULike: A researcher'​s social bookmarking service. Ariadne, 51. http://​www.ariadne.ac.uk/​issue51/​emamy-cameron+  ​comparative analysis of four products. Issues in Science and Technology. 
 +  ​http://​dx.doi.org/​10.5062/​F4Z60KZF
  
-===== Bibliographic Reference Managers (BRM) =====+## Bibliographic Reference Managers (BRM)
  
 The Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo (2011) article provides a nice list of BRM functions, The Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo (2011) article provides a nice list of BRM functions,
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 Specifically,​ note how I'm using the Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo article as a basis for Specifically,​ note how I'm using the Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo article as a basis for
 our evaluation. Ideally, this is what the literature is for -- to help provide our evaluation. Ideally, this is what the literature is for -- to help provide
-guidance or to build off of.+guidance or to use to build a case for something that we're examining.
  
-The Emamy & Cameron article on **CiteULike** is a good example of how +In any case, this article helps highlight the process---what it means
-**CiteULike** works. Note that the article is 9 years old, but **CiteULike**,​ while +
-still very useful, hasn't changed all that much. I use it, but there are other +
-more advanced BRMs available. +
- +
-In any case, both of these articles help highlight the process---what it means+
 to begin building our own databases of scholarly sources of information. to begin building our own databases of scholarly sources of information.
  
-===== Think about the Process ​=====+## Think about the *Process*
  
-  ​* These BRM functions help us focus on the overall process and not just the search process. +* These BRM functions help us focus on the overall process and not just the 
-  * That is, being able to search, ​located, and retrieve good information is only half the battle. +  ​search process. 
-  * Being able to save that information (those sources) for use in the future is also part of the challenge. (Note: this is why this course is called ​**personal knowledge management**.) +* That is, being able to search, ​locate, and retrieve good information is  
-  * That is, it's inefficient to search for information at the time of need (e.g., the day before a paper is due).  +  ​only half the battle. 
-  * Rather, whenever we come across something, it helps to save and begin managing it right away. There are tools that help with this.+* Being able to save that information (those sources) for use in the future is 
 +  ​also part of the challenge. (Note: this is why this course is called *personal 
 +  ​knowledge management*.) 
 +* That is, it's inefficient to search for information at the time of need 
 +  ​(e.g., the day before a paper is due).  
 +* Rather, whenever we come across something, it helps to save and begin 
 +  ​managing it right away. There are tools that help with this.
  
-===== Evaluate the process ​=====+## Evaluate the process
  
-  ​* Remember, think about the whole process---being good at information does not just mean being good at locating and retrieving it---it also means being able to collect, save, describe, and use that information---and to do so continually. +* Remember, think about the whole process---being good at managing ​information 
-  * Pictured here is a kind of model of this process. We: +  ​does not simply ​mean being good at locating and retrieving it---it also means 
-    * We first recognize that we have a need for information. +  ​being able to collect, save, describe, and use that information---and to do 
-    * Next we begin to select an appropriate database or databases to search for that information. E.g., Google ​or ProQuest, etc. +  ​so continually. 
-    * Then we search those databases and refine those searches as needed (using, for example, Boolean operators and thesauri terms). +* Pictured here is a kind of model of this process. We: 
-    * We locate sources that are relevant to our information needs. +  * We first recognize that we have a need for information. 
-    * If we're good, we save those sources---either the complete source, like a PDF copy of an article, or the bibliographic record to the source. +  * Next we begin to select an appropriate database or databases to search for 
-    * If we save them in a BRM, we might describe them with tags. +    ​that information. E.g., GoogleProQuest, etc. 
-    * If we are writing a paper, we might then use our BRM to help us integrate our saved sources into our papers. +  * Then we search those databases and refine those searches as needed (using, 
-    * This cycle is constant -- repeat, wash, and rinse. Repeat ​again until done.+    ​for example, Boolean operators and thesauri terms). 
 +  * We locate sources that are relevant to our information needs. 
 +  * If we're good, we save those sources---either the complete source, like a 
 +    ​PDF copy of an article, ​and/or the bibliographic record to the source. 
 +  * If we save them in a BRM, we might describe them with tags. 
 +  * If we are writing a paper, we might then use our BRM to help us integrate 
 +    ​our saved sources into our papers. 
 +  * This cycle is constant -- repeat, wash, and rinse. Repeat until done.
  
-===== Bibliographic Reference Managers (BRM) =====+## Bibliographic Reference Managers (BRM)
  
 As Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo (2011) point out, reference managers should provide at As Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo (2011) point out, reference managers should provide at
 least most of these abilities: least most of these abilities:
  
-  - Import citations from bibliographic databases and websites +1. Import citations from bibliographic databases and websites 
-  ​- ​Gather metadata from PDF files +2. Gather metadata from PDF files 
-  ​- ​Allow organization of citations w/in the reference manager database +3. Allow organization of citations w/in the reference manager database 
-  ​- ​Allow annotations of citations +4. Allow annotations of citations 
-  ​- ​Allow sharing of the reference management database +5. Allow sharing of the reference management database 
-  ​- ​Allow data interchange with other reference manager products through standard metadata formats +6. Allow data interchange with other reference manager products through 
-  ​- ​Produce formatted citations in a variety of styles +   standard metadata formats 
-  ​- ​Work with word processing software to facilitate in-text citation (Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo, Introduction section).+7. Produce formatted citations in a variety of styles 
 +8. Work with word processing software to facilitate in-text citation (Gilmour & 
 +   Cobus-Kuo, Introduction section).
  
-===== Evaluating Bibliographic Reference Managers ​=====+## Evaluating Bibliographic Reference Managers
  
-  ​* Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo'​s (2011) use their list of BRM functions to evaluate a selection of BRM applications. +* Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo'​s (2011) use their list of BRM functions to evaluate a 
-  * While it's been five years since their article was published, their list of BRM functions is still useful and relevant. We can revisit the BRMs that they evaluated because, as you know, software develops and these BRMs may offer new functionality.+  ​selection of BRM applications. 
 +* While it's been seven years since their article was published, their list  
 +  ​of BRM functions is still useful and relevant. We can revisit the BRMs that  
 +  ​they evaluated because, as you know, software develops and these BRMs may  
 +  ​offer new functionality.
  
-===== Select a BRM =====+## Select a BRM
  
-  ​* You're going to evaluate BRMs. To help you choose, visit *Wikipedia*,​ which has a short article on reference manager software and another page that has a comparison table of reference manager software: +* You're going to evaluate BRMs. To help you choose, visit *Wikipedia*,​ which 
-   ​* Reference Management Software: https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Reference_management_software +  ​has a short article on reference manager software and another page that has a 
-   ​* Comparison of Reference Management Software: https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Comparison_of_reference_management_software +  ​comparison table of reference manager software: 
-  * Note that *Google Scholar* is not included in that comparison table, but the scholarly search engine also offers reference management functionality (if you have a Google account), and thus could be evaluated.+  * Reference Management Software: 
 +    ​https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Reference_management_software 
 +  * Comparison of Reference Management Software: 
 +    ​https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Comparison_of_reference_management_software 
 +* Note that *Google Scholar* is not included in that comparison table, but the 
 +  ​scholarly search engine also offers reference management functionality (if you 
 +  ​have a Google account), and thus could be evaluated.
  
-===== Your Task =====+## Your Task
  
-  ​* Select a BRM and pick two of the functionalities from the Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo (2011) article to evaluate it. +* Select a BRM and pick two of the functionalities from the Gilmour & Cobus-Kuo 
-  * This will prepare you for the next major assignment, due on Oct. 21, where you will compare and contrast three BRMs more fully. +  ​(2011) article to evaluate it. 
-  * In the next couple of slides, let's watch a couple demonstration videos on Mendeley and Zotero, two of the more popular BRM software. +* This will prepare you for the next major assignment, due on Oct. 21, where 
-  * Links to their main sites: +  ​you will compare and contrast three BRMs more fully. 
-    * Mendeley: http://​www.mendeley.com/​ +* In the next couple of slides, let's watch a couple demonstration videos on 
-    * Zotero: htts://​www.zotero.org/​+  ​Mendeley and Zotero, two of the more popular BRM software. 
 +* Links to their main sites: 
 +  * Mendeley: http://​www.mendeley.com/​ 
 +  * Zotero: htts://​www.zotero.org/​
  
-===== Demonstrations =====+## Mendely
  
-  * Short video on [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Gv6+_HuCYExM|Mendeley]+Short video on [Mendely][1]
-  * Short video on [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kqFiCj1XV-E|Zotero]]+
  
-===== Additional videos =====+URL: https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Gv6_HuCYExM
  
-  * There are lots more videos on YouTube that demonstrate both of these BRMs in greater detail and also other BRMs. Before you begin using one of these BRMs for your own use, you are encouraged to explore these videos. +## Zotero
-  * Note that this type of software is fairly stable, but even so, some of the older videos may be out of date due to software development.+
  
-===== Conclusion =====+Short video on [Zotero][2]
  
-  ​* Think about the overall process---not just the information need or the information source, but also saving and using information for long-term or repeated use. +URL: https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kqFiCj1XV-E 
-  * Bibliographic reference managers (BRM) help us with the saving and using part and get us thinking about the overall process. + 
-  * We don't want to pick just any BRM---we should evaluate them first.+## More videos 
 + 
 +* There are lots more videos on YouTube that demonstrate both of these BRMs in 
 +  greater detail and also other BRMs. Before you begin using one of these BRMs 
 +  for your own use, you are encouraged to explore these videos. 
 +* Note that this type of software is fairly stable, but even so, some of the 
 +  older videos may be out of date due to software development. 
 + 
 +## Conclusion 
 + 
 +* Think about the overall process---not just the information need or the 
 +  ​information source, but also saving and using information for long-term or 
 +  ​repeated use. 
 +* Bibliographic reference managers (BRM) help us with the saving and using part 
 +  ​and get us thinking about the overall process. 
 +* We don't want to pick just any BRM---we should evaluate them first.
  
 That's it. See you on the board. That's it. See you on the board.
 +
 +[1]:​https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Gv6_HuCYExM
 +[2]:​https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kqFiCj1XV-E
 +</​markdown>​
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