Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management
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Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management

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Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management is the first comprehensive book on new 'favorite child' of R&D at Microsoft and elsewhere, personal information management (PIM). It provides a comprehensive overview of PIM as both a study and a practice of the activities people do, and need to be doing, so that information can work for them in their daily lives.

It explores what good and better PIM looks like, and how to measure improvements. It presents key questions to consider when evaluating any new PIM informational tools or systems.

This book is designed for R&D professionals in HCI, data mining and data management, information retrieval, and related areas, plus developers of tools and software that include PIM solutions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 190 x 230 x 22mm | 879.96g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 0123708664
  • 9780123708663
  • 947,012

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"A must- read for designers, developers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the future of information interaction." -- Peter Morville, Author of, Ambient Findability, and Information Architecture for the World Wide Web "Today, software can deliver unprecedented support for managing our ever more copious information. This landmark book provides detailed knowledge of behavior and technology that is essential for effective design and use of these productivity tools." -- Jonathan Grudin, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research "This is an important book. Its theme is powerful and timely. The treatment combines keen observation, practical insight, and broad vision in way seldom seen." -- Clayton Lewis, Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado

"William Jones has written an excellent book that should be read by anyone interested in personal information management, or indeed other subjects such as search and information seeking behavior." -- Professor T.D. Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, Information Research
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About William Jones

William Jones is a research associate professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he manages the Keeping Found Things Found project. Dr. Jones contributed chapters on personal information management (PIM) to the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, the Handbook of Applied Cognition, and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. He has presented numerous tutorials and courses on PIM, co-edited a book on PIM, and organized two PIM workshops, including an invitational sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Jones has published articles on basic research in cognitive psychology and more applied research in PIM, information retrieval, and human-computer interaction. Dr. Jones holds several patents relating to search and PIM. He received his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University.
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Table of contents

I. Foundations of Personal Information Management: Introduction: A study and a practice; A personal space of information; A framework for understanding PIM. II. Activities of Personal Information Management: Finding and re-finding: From need to information; Keeping and organizing: From information to need; Maintaining personal information for now and for later; Managing privacy and the flow of information; Measuring and evaluating a practice of PIM: Is it working?; Making sense of things. III: Solutions for PIM: Email goes away?; Search gets personal; PIM on the go; PIM on the Web; Bringing the pieces together. IV: Finding our way into the future. Appendix: Glossary of terms.
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Review Text

" Keeping Found Things Found is the missing manual for 21st century literacy. We're at the epicenter of a rapidly expanding universe of personal information. Books, music, photos, videos, email, contacts, calendars, wills, bills, records, and receipts: how can we keep our piles and files from spiraling out of control? William Jones has the answer in this important book about finding our memories and organizing our lives. A must- read for designers, developers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the future of information interaction." -- Peter Morville, Author of Ambient Findability and Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
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