Sunday, September 9, 2012

21COFH - Educational Materials - Week 37

Have you accumulated a ton of educational materials from society meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences? Would you like to clear up some shelf floor space? We are going to take a couple of weeks to do just that by digitizing these items.

These days, educational material can come in more than paper form. You might find yourself with:
  • Syllabi on CD or flash drive
  • Your own lecture notes in Word or some other format
  • Audio recordings
  • Podcasts
  • Webinars
Not only are we being overrun with paper but also digital content.

This week take some time to get your materials that are already in digital form organized by taking the following steps:
  1. If you haven't already done so, decide on an organizational scheme. Educational materials will probably be organized differently than the rest of your genealogical files.
  2. Remember to consider metadata, like we discussed last week. It will make it easier to locate files on your hard drive.
  3. Get your educational files into your organizational system and add metadata.
Check back tomorrow to see how I have organized my digital educational materials.

Next week we will tackle the paper.

You can read about my project at Organizing Scheme for Presentations.

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  1. Paper?? Who has paper??

    Wink, wink.

    Someone take my paper, please - -

    1. Now that is pretty funny coming from someone who spends a good portion of the year living in an RV!