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Personal Information Management (PIM) by Mind Map: Personal Information Management  (PIM)
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Personal Information Management (PIM)

PIM Activities

Choosing processes for managing your information

Selecting software and services that support PIM

and choosing the tools you use to consume and create electronic information

Making your information findable

Organizing and tagging information

Indexing and retrieval (search)

Creating dashboards for access to your info

Making your information accessible

Synchronization

Migration and conversion

Sharing information with others

Saving information for future use

Information capture

Saving for future use (archiving)

Protecting your information

Back-up

Securing your information

What information are we talking about?

Research & Info Gathering

bookmarks

browsing history

notes

citations

information scraps

document archives

RSS feeds

Planning

tasks / to-do Lists

calendars

Communications

email

Chats

Voicemails

SMS/text messages

Other Files

documents, presentations, word processing, spreadsheets

videos

pictures/images

music files

diagrams

podcasts

Health data

Organizing structures

folders

outlines

mindmaps

concept maps / topic maps

diagrams

dashboards

databases

timelines

tags / labels / keywords

Personal Data

passwords

health data

financial data

legal documents

Contacts / social networks

contact lists

friend lists

friend feeds (work/personal)

Related Topics

Personal organization

addressing clutter, anxiety over clutter

Personal productivity

"Getting things done"

PC / device setup / migration

Learning / Research / Writing

Learning / creating

Collaboration / Social Computing

getting things done with others

Content aggregation

one-stop shop for your digital info

Lifestreaming and Digital Scrapbooking

What questions are addressed here?

How to manage my personal research materials?

Personal Library

Bookmarks

Snippets / Quotes / Images / Videos

Browsing history

Outlines

manuscripts in progress

Scanned information

How to manage my Digital Photos?

I"ve put a bunch of photos in Flickr and I have a bunch more on my computer.   These files are separate and disconnected.  The system as a whole feels convoluted.  What"s it gonna look like in 20 years.   Will I just have a spaghetti mess?  Will I lose all the captions and filtering and organizing work I did in Flickr.  (Assuming Flickr goes out of business or morphs into something unrecognizable)

using image management software

retention / archiving / back-up

using photo sharing services

How to manage my music collection / library?

My digital music files. How do I effectively manage them. Over time. What about Rhapsody and other online music services "in the cloud"

At home

On the go

How to manage my Personal Records?

Financial records

Tax records

legal documents

Receipts

passwords

Contacts / contact information

other files?

How and when to use Cloud-based information services?

How to manage my email and correspondence?

How to manage my professional portfolio? and professional online presence

web site?

Linked-in site

finished product archiving

bibliography

"sales materials"

When and how best to share any of the above with others?

How to manage my calendar / events / appointments?

How to manage my budget, my finances, my bills?

How to access my information from multiple devices?

How to manage my to-do lists and my projects?

How to manage my multiple social networks?

How to manage all my passwords?

Why?

Get better use of your digital assets over time

Protect, preserve and ensure easy access to your information

Better personal productivity