Keeping track of articles with SM to enhance creativity
SuperMemo algorithm for tracking articles (incremental reading) is great to enhance creativity, using previously read material and also might help us unload those unread articles, that are not important any longer. It HTML dependency however, is not something I like most, I have a ton or articles on PDF (ok much articles are not good material for incremental reading), but I would love to keep track of information I read before even if is not on HTML, enter the Zotero + SuperMemo simbiosis.
Zotero as a reference tool makes is easy to keep track of references, but there is no way to review previous articles by dates, at least not automaticaly or even better in a prioritize manner. You could of course make priority tags, but that just increases the information overload. So I’m currently trying out this “solution”
I keep references on my Zotero, (preferably if they are PDF, or if this information is not in my “red zone” … must write about this red, green, yellow zone later.), then I just copy the reference in to a new “topic” in a specific category in SM. I set up a high priority if that is necessary, and let SM do its maggic.
I don’t know if this procedure goes against SM algorithmic rules, but this guaranties that any information (important enough) will come back to me some time, and then I can decide if it is necessary to read it and maybe process it or no longer necessary. If it is no longer neccesary I intent to erase this topic from my SM collection (I have only one collection), but do notting with the reference on Zotero.
This is a lot cumbersome, I do acknowledge that, but to date, I have yet to find a sort of mindmapper, notetaking hierchiecal and cloud tagged, SRS program to learn study and organize my information. Perhaps I’m not only a geeky, but a Knowledge junkie…
A couple of weeks from know you’ll now if this Zotero+Super Memo simbiosis will stand a common practice with my SM. I’m always trying new things, and as always waiting suggestions and comments.