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From: Liz Cameron <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Re: Research Log
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 20:21:03 -0800
Thanks for your reply. I'm glad someone else has verbalized this problem so
I know I'm not missing something.
I have started using key words more extensively but it would be easier if you
could connect research logs of sources, people and repositories directly.
Otherwise I think you have to go into the custom report writer to pull out
the items from key words you want to check to see if they have been searched.
And you are doing double entry if you go and record the same info on
I am particularly interested in using my research logs to record nil searches
so I am not continuously reviewing the same source for the same person(s)
repeatedly. (As the years go by I remember less and less and hopefully I'm
adding more and more searched sources to my list.)
I think last summer there were suggestions of adding a "research" tag or
something similar to a person and recording findings there. You might look
in the TMG archives to see if what was suggested there is what you could use.
Happy searching (and organizing)!
Kevin A Cole wrote:
> I'm in total agreement with Liz Cameron, the Research Log would be 200%
> more useful if you could tie the task to a source, person and repository.
> Most research is tied to people, but when viewing a particular source you
> need a list of all the tasks associated with that source. I use index
> cards for my research log, because of this lacking. I use one card per
> person and preprint them with columns: Date, Source #, Film #, Source
> Description, Results. I can easily sort cards together for the same
> source and I have a running chronology of the research done for each
> person. I'd rather capture all this information in TMG, and the research
> log already has the capability to capture the person, date and results,
> if only I could link the source as well.
> Kevin Cole