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How to Be More Sustainable with Digital Annotation Tools Online

Taking notes is inevitable when writing and studying, and in 2022, there are alternatives to paper — from eink note-taking tablets (like the reMarkable and Supernote) to digital post-it note tools (like Mural) to extensions that you can use with your ordinary downloads workflow to keep track of your documents (like Zotero, one of the major foci of this workshop). We will cover a range of tools that you can incorporate into your workflow.

Participants will:

  • Install Zotero and Zotfile and use it to extract annotations from a PDF they have already annotated
  • Learn about the Zotfile syncing tools
  • Engage with annotation tools in Hypothes.is, Pocket, and Instapaper for annotating and saving information about websites on the go
  • Learn about the annotation features in library ebook databases and how to use them when logged into their library accounts
  • Learn about Kindle, Kobo, and Google Play Books' annotation and export features, their limitations, and how to use them for their research workflow
  • Engage with information about technology obsolescence in order to identify the best tools to use for their long-term research workflows

Beyond reducing paper waste, these tools will help you become more organized and efficient while reading, writing, and citing in your busy scholarly life.

Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the fall 2022 semester will be eligible for a prize. Learn more about the Workshop Incentive Program.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Marx Science and Social Science Library  

Registration is required. There are 29 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Kayleigh Bohemier
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Rachel Sperling
Jennifer Snow