Knowledge management and the new iteration, knowledge sharing, was a big topic at SLA. One aspect of knowledge management is personal knowledge or personal information management. How do we manage all the different aspects of our personal information. How do we reconcile our Gmail with our Outlook folders and the tidbits we glean from Twitter and Yahoogroups with bookmarks and blogs?
clipped from www.talesofpim.org

Tales of PIM
Introduction to Tales
of PIM

Personal information management (PIM) refers to both the
practice and the study of the activities people perform in
order to acquire, organize, maintain, retrieve and use
information items such as documents (paper-based and
digital), web pages and email messages for everyday use to
complete tasks (work-related and not) and fulfill a
person’s various roles (as parent, employee, friend, member
of community, etc.). One ideal of PIM is that we always
have the right information in the right place, in the right
form, and of sufficient completeness and quality to meet
our current need. Technologies and tools such as personal
information managers help us spend less time with
time-consuming and error-prone activities of PIM (such as
looking for information). We then have more time to make
creative, intelligent use of the information at hand in
order to get things done or, simply, to enjoy the
information itself.
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