Links Roundup #46: Academic uses of Trello, and Top Tools 2019 survey call

saddle and rope💡 I wondered who was talking about Trello’s use for Academics (and librarians, of course).  Here are a few discussions I came across worth sharing:

  1. Paperpile did a nice case study blog post on using Trello for research in Trello for Research: 3 Powerful Use Cases. 

2. Cathy Mazak did a great post back in March discussing Three Popular Academic Project   Management Tools.  In it she not only reviews Trello, but also Basecamp and Asana.  On her site she also offers free Trello Templates for organizing Academic Writing Projects.

3. Two of my co-workers (Li Chin and Xueying Chen) did a lovely article a year or so ago for Computers in Libraries on How to Manage Library Projects with Trello.  Here is the citation to their excellent article:

LI CHEN, & XUEYING CHEN. (2017). How to Manage Library Projects With Trello. Computers in Libraries37(4), 19–23.

4. A related article in the open access journal Open Information Science explored how two different libraries, both striving to manage their Electronic Resources, used two different Kanban tools to achieve their purposes: Trello and KanbanFlow.   Here is the citation to their fascinating article:

McLean Jaclyn, & Canham Robin. (2018). Managing the Electronic Resources Lifecycle with Kanban. Open Information Science, (1), 34.

5. Newsweek’s Best Business Tools 2019.  This listing was compiled from an extensive questionnaire covering 54 business software and software services categories.  More than 10,000 professional users chimed in.  What is most interesting is the “Gen Z” best picks.  The survey amassed over 1500 Gen Z respondents (born 1995 or later) and in the Administration & Organization category, the Gen Z pick was none other than Trello!

6. TIP-Topics for Students Top Tech: The Best Technology for
Graduate School, as Rated by Graduate Students is another interesting article for 2019 where several tech-savvy graduate students highlight the most useful technology for graduate school.  Making the list as most helpful are calendaring tools (Google Calendar), file hosting – cloud based (Dropbox and Google drive), web-based to-do apps (a whole laundry list here), reference management (Endnote, Mendeley, etc) and project management tools (Slack, Trello, etc).  Also discussed were tools students used to stay informed and for communication.  The whole article can be located here:

Gisler, S., Gray, B., Roman, J.-L., & Rothstein, E. (2019). TIP-Topics for Students Top Tech: The Best Technology for Graduate School, as Rated by Graduate Students. TIP: The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist57(1), 1–5.

Top Tools for 2019!  Vote Now

And Finally, Jane Hart’s Top Tools for Learning has launched their their annual survey of your top productivity tools for 2019.  The survey is open until September 13, so vote to make sure your favorite tools are represented.

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