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Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management
 

Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management (Paperback)

By Jones, William

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We are adrift in a sea of information. We need information to make good decisions, to get things done, to learn, and to gain better mastery of the world around us. But we do not always have good control of our information - not even in the 'home waters' of an office or on the har...d drive of a computer. Instead, information may be controlling us - keeping us from doing the things we need to do, getting us to waste money and precious time. The growth of available information, plus the technologies for its creation, storage, retrieval, distribution and use, is astonishing and sometimes bewildering. Can there be a similar growth in our understanding for how best to manage information and informational tools? This book provides a comprehensive overview of personal information management (PIM) as both a study and a practice of the activities people do and need to be doing so that information can work for them in their daily lives. Introductory chapters of Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management provide an overview of PIM and a sense for its many facets. The next chapters look more closely at the essential challenges of PIM, including finding, keeping, organizing, maintaining, managing privacy, and managing information flow. The book also contains chapters on search, email, mobile PIM, web-based support, and other technologies relevant to PIM. It focuses exclusively on one of the most interesting and challenging problems in today's world. It explores what good and better PIM looks like, and how to measure improvements. It presents key questions to consider when evaluating any new PIM informational tools or systems.
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ISBN 9780123708663
Released NZ 1 Nov 2007
Publisher Elsevier Science & Technology
Format Paperback
Series Interactive Technologies
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ISBN-13 9780123708663
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Elsevier Science & Technology
Imprint Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
Released 1 Nov 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jones, William
Series Interactive Technologies
Category Operating Systems & Graphical User Interfaces (Guis)
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 025.04
Weight 980g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Information retrieval, Privacy, Personal information management
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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