January 18, 2009
Those who are interested how to replace Google Notebook (more and more info about Google discontinue Google Notebook service) should look at cnet info
Seven worthy Google Notebook repalcements
You wiil find short info and recommendations how to replace by
- Zoho Notebook
Select next tool evaluating your needs, tools using type and all tools benefits and advantages. Some short info about tools you will find in my previous blogs.
January 7, 2009
I recommend to look at Online Research Tools by Marcus P. Zillman
Online Research Tools White Paper Link Compilation
http://whitepapers.virtualprivatelibrary.net/Online Research Tools.pdf
A white paper link compilation is now available and titled Online Research Tools by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. . It is a comprehensive listing of online research tools that offer various downloadable as well as web applications to allow you to do your research and searching on the Internet far more effective and productive. It is a freely available 92 page .pdf document (1.94MB) that can be downloaded from the above URL. Other white papers and resources on information retrieval, information extraction and deep web research by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. are available by clicking here. Online Research Tools White Paper Link Compilation was updated October 22, 2008.”
November 21, 2008
Today I have read about very interesting statistics concerning PRODUCTS Web research .
“Two thirds of European internet users consider user reviews more important than brands’ own websites, when deciding which product to purchase online, research has found.
According to the European Interactive Advertising Association (EIAA), 64 per cent of Europeans consider personal recommendations important when researching products and services, followed by the websites of well-known brands (49 per cent).”
November 17, 2008
I use Evernote now and I collected more than 3600 information clips. There are some different goals why I collect and save the inforamtion:
- I save it as I need to update three courses for my Univeristy (knowledge management, eWork and groupowork (team work).
- I save as I plan to particpate in some new projects (wellness, eHealth, local government, eGovernment, eSkills etc)
- I save when I have prepare some review in month or a shorter time.
Therefore when I collect and save I try to add tags about importance and date when I plan to read and analyze the saved item .
When I nedd to write a report I retrieve information, browse it and update my tags and add new tags.
Then I export selected information sources and often i save them in table format.
Then I select once more the most important clips and save them in th eother column.
Then I copy and paste this column with the main inforamtion and get some abstract or short summary.
I have used Copernicus Summarizer as well but it is convienent to use it only for one source but not many at once.
August 21, 2008
April 2008 and When we analyse Web research tools we see that different terms to name the cateogory of these tools are used.
A few days ago I have found a very interesting list of 10 Online Note taking Applications.
It means that a new term “Note taking application” is used.
Now I live in the village and have a very slow mobile internet. Therefore I have problems to analyse and evaluate all these tools.
If somebody will try to analyse thses tools and send your comment it wopuld be perfect.
The list includes such tools:
- Evernote ( I suppose that it is the best Web research tools now)
- Google Notes
- Zoho Notebook
I am using very successfuly Evernote since April 2008 and I have tried preliminary only Google Note and Notefish.
July 10, 2008
Today I have found a very interesting blog Cloudnotes about
notetaking and bookmarking on the web, or notemarking..
The term “NOTEMARKING” is coined by blog author. Author’s preliminary definition
“The use of software, either client- or web-based, to store, organize, search, manage, and potentially share or synchronize information, including—but not limited to—Web content and hyperlinks.”
Blog author points out blog content:
“This blog is born out of frustration. There’s no one perfect solution for taking notes on the Web. But there’s no shortage of imperfect, not-quite-there applications and ideas. This is my quest for the best way to keep our heads in the clouds.”
Blog author evaluates Evernote, Google Notebook, Zoho Note and other tools and
writes about his proposal.
I strongly recommend to subscribe to the blog Cloudnotes.
And I want once more to remind different related terms concerning Web research:
- Web research
- Online research
- Internet research
- Web clipping
- Online Notebook (e.g., Google Notebook, Zoho Notebook).
April 18, 2008
When we collect and save selected Web information (full Web pages or snippets or extracts or portions or clips or …) we need to understand a STRUCTURE of saved information.
There is a lot of different terms to describe the same information unit part.
Main parts of information:
- Title (it may be a title of source or part of the first sentence of the selected snippet). In a lot of tools it is saved AUTOMATICALLY.
- URL of information source (usually saved AUTOMATICALLY).
- Category (or folder or collection or notebook or …). It is the highest level of information topic. Sometimes the categories (or folders) can consist of subcategories or subfolders. A set of categories names should not be very large and you should understand and remember the list of your categories. If a tool has a hierarchical structure of categories (or folders) it is easier to browse (scroll) collected information without using search tool.
- Tag (or list of tags) of the snippet. A set of tags differs from taxonomy or ontology and tags are added very easy during saving information or later. But in any case it is recommended to create not only a list of tags but a set (network) of tags or a simple table with such columns: main term (tag), higher level tag, lower level tag, related tag (tags). Typically you can add tags during saving or later during analyzing and evaluatin the collected information. Different tools enable to see a list of tags (sorted in different ways), tag clouds (or infoclouds) where you can see a level of tags using frequency etc. The best solution is to use some tool for tags set visualisation, e.g. http://www.thebrain.com or bubble.us. In some tools you can use only ONE word tags, in other – a few word for the one tag and in the third tools – hierachical tags (created as a complex tag (HigherLevelTag:LowerlelvelTag) or hierarchical structure of tags. Tags enable without searching to browse (scroll) information units that contains the selected tags. Some tools enable to use in search only ONE tag, other – use in the query a few tags and the third – use both tags and words of information unit text (both in text part and in the images or handwriting parts)
- Comments. Some tools enable to add comments as an independent box (field). Other enable to add comments inside the saved inforamtion snippet. There are different possibilities to search inside comments of the selected category.