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RETHINKNG & RETOOLING
ACADEMIC RESEARCH
Crystal Renfro and Mary Axford
www.academicpkm.org
RESEARCHING OUR USERS
• Our Goal: Focus on increasing researcher productivity
• What We Found:
• TIME: Key constraint our ...
WHAT IS PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE
MANAGEMENT (PKM)?
• Iterative process
• Finding information
• Making sense of the noise around ...
SUPPORTING OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS
• Specific needs:
• Managing competing areas of responsibility
• For many, first time doi...
PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS CLASS
URL: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone
Usage of Productivity Tools Guide
SUPPORTING OUR LIBRARY FACULTY
 Our version of 23 Things in 2008
 Brown bags for GT Technology Exploration
Committee (TE...
WHY OUR BLOG?
WWW.ACADEMICPKM.ORG
• Filtering tool to info on this topic
• Mentions sources we use often
• Includes year l...
73
93
66
80
Academic Librarian
Clicking Links
Doing Exercises
Changing Workflow
YEAR OF PRODUCTIVITY SURVEY
Research
for blog
Research
Guides
Consulting
with Users
RESEARCH MGMT TOOLS
BLOG > RESEARCH GUIDE
EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES
ISyE
Senior
Design
HTS
Luncheon
Seminar
Grad Tech
Symposium
CONTACT US
• Mary Axford
•mary.axford@library.gatech.edu
• Crystal Renfro
•crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu
• Academic PK...
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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 management and productivity helped in their outreach services to faculty and students.

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  1. 1. RETHINKNG & RETOOLING ACADEMIC RESEARCH Crystal Renfro and Mary Axford www.academicpkm.org
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS CLASS URL: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone
  6. 6. Usage of Productivity Tools Guide
  7. 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. 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. 9. 73 93 66 80 Academic Librarian Clicking Links Doing Exercises Changing Workflow YEAR OF PRODUCTIVITY SURVEY
  10. 10. Research for blog Research Guides Consulting with Users
  11. 11. RESEARCH MGMT TOOLS
  12. 12. BLOG > RESEARCH GUIDE
  13. 13. EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES ISyE Senior Design HTS Luncheon Seminar Grad Tech Symposium
  14. 14. CONTACT US • Mary Axford •mary.axford@library.gatech.edu • Crystal Renfro •crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu • Academic PKM Blog •http://academicpkm.org
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