Using LT to track sources consulted
Liity LibraryThingin jäseneksi, niin voit kirjoittaa viestin.
Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.
The sourcing feature of my genealogy software could potentially do this but it is time-consuming, only really handles positives (sources where I actually found something relevant, as opposed to books I looked at and found nothing) and (worst of all) impossible to search by title or keyword. Does anyone use LT for this purpose?
As far as using LibraryThing, if I were to use it as you are seeking to do, I would use a combination of a tag such as "project:Smith" (something that is unique but recognizable to you) and the private comments field to make the notes. I think that I personally would prefer my own research reports, but what works for one person may not work for another.
But I also really love the idea of personal research reports that include all the materials used and what searches were done. I can also use hyperlinks to reference the LT information about each book right from the report, which will help me avoid re-typing all the bibiographic info.
>8 pinkozcat: pinkozat, you are absolutely right about this. So much new information is becoming available all the time!
But that's me--probably wouldn't work for most people. I also use OneNote to keep track of web pages I've consulted--you can capture the page, URL, etc. in one click from IE.