Year for Productivity: Session 12: In Number Like the Stars – Choosing Software for Academic Workflow

From our survey of the readers of this blog (thanks so much for responding,  and if you haven’t you still can –  hint,  hint) we know most of you are academic librarians,  with a few academic researchers and others in … Continue reading

Year for Productivity Session 14: Research Management – One Ring to Rule Them All

Research management is much more than managing references or bibliographies.  It involves the process from having an idea through to publication.   There are many steps along the way:  searching for the relevant literature, reading and annotating relevant materials, capturing the … Continue reading

Year for Productivity Session 15: Current Awareness – or, Keeping Up with the Einsteins

Those doing academic research for publication not only have to be aware of past publications in their field, they need to know what is being published now.  They need tools for current awareness.  One can do this by searching the … Continue reading

Year for Productivity: Session 16: Mindmapping Revisited

Elisabeth did a wonderful job introducing mindmapping and concept mapping in her post on January 14, 2013: .  I will not reinvent that wheel and suggest that everyone takes a second look at her article to supplement this entry.  Instead, … Continue reading