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Christina's LIS Rant
Monday, January 01, 2007
  Oh the irony!
I'm still trying to write my &*(^ conference paper literature review -- getting 40 years of work and 5 million papers down to a couple of double-spaced pages is ridiculous... anyway... so I remember that I want to go back and mention a certain article... it's not in my piles, it's not in my files... well at least it's listed in my RefWorks account (my bibliographic manager)... so, yes! I hit the handy "Findit!" (sfx) button and am now reading it online thanks to my work sister-institution's VPN (was down earlier today, but it's now back up)

The irony is that I'm writing a paper on personal information management and can't find my personal information... The kftf project and Cutrell et al. both mention re-finding instead of keeping.

Note: this is posted a few days after writing because I forgot about it.

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I don't mean to laugh because I know all too well the pain of having to get another copy of something I've already read. And re-finding might be the trick, but I want to re-find the copy I already marked up (most of the time, anyway).

But your Note is too good not to laugh at. Of course, I'm laughing with you, all the while feeling your pain.
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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