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Academic PKM Presentation Computers in Libraries 2014

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Crystal Renfro and Mary Axford, co-authors of the blog Academic PKM (http://academicpkm.org) presented a panel at the 2014 Computers in Libraries conference on how their interest in personal knowledge ...

Crystal Renfro and Mary Axford, co-authors of the blog Academic PKM (http://academicpkm.org) presented a panel at the 2014 Computers in Libraries conference on how their interest in personal knowledge management and productivity helped in their outreach services to faculty and students.

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  • 1. RETHINKNG & RETOOLING ACADEMIC RESEARCH Crystal Renfro and Mary Axford www.academicpkm.org
  • 2. RESEARCHING OUR USERS • Our Goal: Focus on increasing researcher productivity • What We Found: • TIME: Key constraint our researchers face • EFFICIENCY: A partial solution for time constraints. • Wealth of digital data in many different formats makes managing information more problematic • Problems of time, information, and organization led us to focus on personal knowledge management
  • 3. WHAT IS PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (PKM)? • Iterative process • Finding information • Making sense of the noise around us • Synthesizing information • Clarifying in relations to adding our own thoughts • Focus on most useful info & create something new from it
  • 4. SUPPORTING OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS • Specific needs: • Managing competing areas of responsibility • For many, first time doing research for publication • Graduate-focused classes developed in collaboration with Graduate Student Government Association • Slate of GLUE classes • Communication certificate • Specialty classes like productivity skills
  • 5. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS CLASS URL: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone
  • 6. Usage of Productivity Tools Guide
  • 7. SUPPORTING OUR LIBRARY FACULTY  Our version of 23 Things in 2008  Brown bags for GT Technology Exploration Committee (TEC)  Planned presentation on research tools for GT subject librarians
  • 8. WHY OUR BLOG? WWW.ACADEMICPKM.ORG • Filtering tool to info on this topic • Mentions sources we use often • Includes year long free course, A Year to Improving Productivity • Follow by email alert, RSS feed
  • 9. 73 93 66 80 Academic Librarian Clicking Links Doing Exercises Changing Workflow YEAR OF PRODUCTIVITY SURVEY
  • 10. Research for blog Research Guides Consulting with Users
  • 11. RESEARCH MGMT TOOLS
  • 12. BLOG > RESEARCH GUIDE
  • 13. EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES ISyE Senior Design HTS Luncheon Seminar Grad Tech Symposium
  • 14. CONTACT US • Mary Axford •mary.axford@library.gatech.edu • Crystal Renfro •crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu • Academic PKM Blog •http://academicpkm.org