This page lists some things on Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Currently items listed here are mostly focused on processing material collected through my information strategies.
Here’s a list of blogposts on that subject:
- Sending Annotations from Obsidian to Hypothes.is
- My note making flow
- Current description of my system
- Hierarchical folder structure for Areas and Projects, description of day, week and monthlogs
- How I do task management
- Making notes and notions
- How I make ‘notions’ my permanent notes
- My 300th Notion
- Planting the Garden of Forking Paths, a bit more about the note taking process
- Second order notes, Zettelkasten
- Wiki, Blogs, Note taking
- Threading Cards and Zettelkasten
- Threading Cards
- On organisation as emergent structures from PKM (2002)
- Knowledge work needs social software (2005)
Knowledge inputs, processing and outputs
My PKM system has two parts. One is the operational work side, my day to day work on projects etc. This is more hierarchical in nature, ordered in folders and task lists, plus notes about conversations and the current status of work. The other is the part about (conceptual) knowledge, where the notions that drive my work live. The list below describes the elements in that second part, from various inputs, through working with the material, to various outputs. I started documenting them for a session on PKM and Obsidian, but they also describe things outside the tool Obsidian.
- Day logs as jumping boards
- Reading for surprisal and based on defined interests
- Feed reader:
- Scanning what those I follow currently find of interest, what are the themes and topics in which groups?
- Scanning for things related to my list of current interests (which I specify on several dimensions).
- Books and other sources, related to my list of current interests, recommended by others in my feeds/conversations and or found through serendipity (browsing, book stores)
- Feed reader:
- Starting an annotation in Hypothes.is
- In my feedreader I have a form that can post a page note through the h. API.
- In my browser I have a bookmarklet for h. to annotate a page. Another plugin provides me with a web archive link, which I add to the page note of an h. annotation.
- In my helper tool Alfred I have a workflow that allows me to search for existing Obsidian notes and insert them as link in my annotations, so that I can add in associations with the annotated page quickly.
- All Hypothes.is annotations are automatically synced to my Obsidian notes, using the Obsidian Hypothes.is plugin.
- Clipping an entire article or quote to Obsidian in markdown to the ‘Newclippings’ folder
- In my browser I have a bookmarklet that saves a page to the folder in markdown. It uses a template in which I state the reason for my interest, a searchable data, and relevant tags.
- In my helper tool Alfred I have a workflow that allows me to search for existing clippings to check if I have saved something already.
- In my feedreader I have a form that can post a note to Obsidian, using the same template as my clipper bookmarklet.
- Kindle annotations are transferred to Obsidian with the Kindle-to-Obsidian plugin, into a separate folder as reading notes.