Personal file/info management series

At the request of several readers, I’ve been working on a series of posts about managing files and other electronic information. Here’s what I’ve covered so far, and what I intend to cover.

  • My computer geography : how my computer looks and is set up, as background?
  • Self-awareness and philosophy : how do you want to do things? What works for you?
  • Naming : things to consider when naming files, and some options for different preferences.
  • What to keep : What files do you need to keep around, and what could you erase or back-up somewhere less convenient?

Task management posts: a series about managing all the things I need and want to do, with a particular focus on tools that help in high-interrupt settings (like being a librarian, tech support specialist, etc.)

Planned for the (not so distant) future:

  • Tagging for ease and clarity
  • Process geeking (why I call it that, and how I do it.)

I also cheerfully take suggestions – feel free to drop me a note via the contact form.

Hi, I’m Jen

Librarian, infovore, and general geek, likely to write comments about books, link collections, and other thoughts related to how we find, use, and take joy in information.

I'm job hunting - my job is the victim of budget cuts - but I'm currently the Information Technology Librarian at the University of Maine at Farmington, the small liberal arts college model campus in the University of Maine system.

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