Taggin for SuperMemo extracts and items.
(A new easier version of this post will be posted later, I just find this process way to slow, and have change to an easier faster method.20090522_1237) Tagging for Items revised.
In the last couple of month an idea has been pervading my mind, I don’t remember if I have posted this issue before, but as my notes seem to reflect it is of a recurring concern to me, how to find the “extracts” made with incremental reading so that at any given time I could have at a glance extract related be themes and not only fragments related by the parent from where a fragment was extracted.
The evolution has been rather slow, or at least not collaborative enough to find a quick answer. But as the world it self always is, coincidence or not, I have gone back to square one.
The order of way to tag SM extracts or items:
- [*notes][*learning & memory][*research]
- =notes, =learning & memory, =research,
This are the best three ways used, many more were tried but only this survived more than a week.
As there was (I didn’t know others) no tag program portable enough, where to keep track of the tags used, all I could do is tried to implement them my self, but I lack the neccesary skills, I have tried GoogleNotes, TreePad, UberNote, TiddlyWiki, even Delicious, or lastly Diggo.
Finally Zotero has been my choice, and if experience is what lets our theories be proven, yesterday I had the chance to know, almost with out trying that this issue does work. In following post I try to explain everything in detail.
But basically what I do, is keep track of the tags used on Zotero, every time I find an item or extract important enough to be track. I think this could be easily thought but even better is rewarding to know there is actually a scientific base for working in this algorithmic manner.
Oliver Goergeon has a TiddlyWiki on the subject CognyWiki.
So back to the subject, when ever something is important enough, you must tagged it, but this tagging should be made in a note entry in Zotero. The tags it self must also be included in the supermemo extract or items.
That’s the whole idea, hope to receive suggestions.
I don’t want to memorize everything I find while reading but I want to be able to retrieve something I remember had read before, but is not yet included on supermemo, or its been a while since last repetition.