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The Universal Labeler: Plan the Project and Let Your Information Follow
The Universal Labeler (UL) supports a single, unified scheme of “labeling” which can be applied to organize various kinds of information including electronic documents, email messages and web references. The UL takes a project-centered approach to personal information management (PIM): 1. People keep information to get things ...
Don’t Take My Folders Away! Organizing Personal Information to Get Things Done
A study explores the way people organize information in support of projects (“teach a course”, “plan a wedding”, etc.). The folder structures to organize project information – especially electronic documents and other files – frequently resembled a “divide and conquer” problem decomposition with subfolders corresponding to ...
XooML: XML in Support of Many Tools Working on a Single Organization of Personal Information
XooML takes a step towards addressing a basic tension in the development of supporting tools of Personal Information Man-agement (PIM) and, more generally, in the development of com-puter-based tools for end users: How to innovate without forcing people to re-organize or re-locate their information?. Seven con-siderations in ...
In Support of External Representations for Personal Information Management
This article describes research that looks at how structure is now used and might be better used in support of personal information management (PIM). Efforts to structure personal information find expression in various external representations (ERs) such as folder hierarchies, physical piles and analogous groupings of items ...
Personal Information Management
Personal Information Management (PIM) refers to both the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain and retrieve information for everyday use. One ideal of PIM is that we always have the right information in the right place, in the right form, and of sufficient completeness ...