A few people have asked how what my office setup looked like as I worked to complete this assignment:
Here's my workstation set up for studying: 24" 1200x1900 Portrait monitor on the left, Hi Res 1680x1050 Laptop in the middle and a 30" 2560x1600 display for MindManager on the right. From time to time, I will also use the two projection screens in the background. All are controlled by my laptop.
The work begins here, with research papers to read. Yes, I could use my tablet and I normally prefer to, but when you are handling and marking up hundreds of papers, paper still has the advantage for speed and visual reference.
I keep my KM library close at hand so that I can reference and take Notes quickly. All of my Notes about the papers and books I have read get filed, either in Personal Brain (ideas/references), or MindManager (if related to my paper), or Lotus Notes or a file folder (Backup material). I do scan some docs, but for short-term disposable use paper and folders are faster.
I do all of my writing in Mind Manager and I use Lotus Notes and Personal Brain to manage my content. When I am all done with my map, I export to Word, tweak and turn in.
With this project behind me, I look forward to getting back to work with eProductivity and with my KM work. Lots of exciting things happening with both. I have a few thousand emails to process and some key projects that I need to pick up again. (good thing I use eProductivity)
I'm looking forward to blogging again, too.