All Those Pesky Research Reports & Position Statements

My well-scribbled copy of Growing Young Minds

My well-scribbled copy of Growing Young Minds

I get excited when new reports come out to inform our development of best practices around the use of new media with young children in libraries, but there’s so much to read and so little time! While I’m still pretty old school when it comes to scholarly reading and I prefer scribbling on a paper copy of the reports (yes, har har, it’s so ironic), I absolutely love having access to all of those reports on my iPad. I keep the most recent and well-loved ones as PDFs in iBooks, and I’ve been known to pop them up on the screen during trainings or conference presentations to show people numbers, graphics of the exact text from these documents.

My shelf of must-have research & position statements

My shelf of must-have research & position statements

Carisa Kluver uses Scoop It to keep track of important articles, blog posts & books, and I know quite a few people who use Evernote. I wonder how everyone else keeps track of all the digital things they want to read?

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Posted on November 15, 2013, in Literacy. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I wish I could see all the titles on the shelf! Where is the bibliography? 🙂

  2. Wish I could see all those titles on the shelf. Where is the bibliography? 🙂

  3. I know just what you mean, Ernie!

    I have settled into using a combination of Dropbox and the PDF mark-ups in the app GoodReader.

    I like the way Dropbox allows me to organize files into folders, something that’s imports with the variety and amount of PDFs I read. But, like you Cen, I read much more actively if I can mark it up and scribble on it.

    One of the reasons I like keeping these notes digitally is that I can save them much more effectively. I always end up losing the little pieces of paper!

    Good question! I look forward to seeing what other folks use!

  1. Pingback: There’s a Bibliography for That! | Little eLit

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