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Subject:

Daily journal helps librarians cope with "information overload."

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caroline nachman <[log in to unmask]>

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BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 16 Apr 1996 09:42:00 CDT

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        The amount of diverse information that a librarian today is expected to
read and understand is staggering compared with even 10 years ago. And it
comes at a time of staff cutbacks at most libraries.

        Every librarian comes to understand that a person simply cannot process
this deluge of data, and creates or borrows tools to deal with the
information overload.

        Keeping a daily journal of significant ideas, memos and articles is one way
to handle the overload. While not a perfect solution, it seems to fit with
the work modes and habits of many librarians.

        Keep your journal on any media -- steno pads, notebooks, scraps of paper.
But certain methods ensure maximum value from your journal. The best
combination is a pocket-sized, folded sheet that goes with you for immediate
entry of notes, and a PC to enter significant notes when convenient.

        For a short memo on the subject [which will add to your information
overload!], email "[log in to unmask]". Our free software, SquareNote3.5 is
ideal for maintaining a daily journal. Good luck and best wishes,

Caroline Nachman, SQN Inc. | For free SquareNote3.5,
"Organize, index, retrieve | email "[log in to unmask]"
 notes, ideas & documents. | or open "http://sqn.com"
 Like index cards on a PC." | or "http://www.sqn.com"


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