Think Like a Librarian

Digital Cleanse Day 6:

Think Like a Librarian

Your digital cleanse is, in large part, about organizing your digital clutter.  It’s time for you to think like a librarian.

“Google can bring you back 10,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back to the right one.” ~ Neil Gaiman

As you sort through your data, consider how you will use that data in future. Will you access it again? Will you need it in several contexts? Do you need to assign tags and categories for effective search at a later date?  Its time to curate your data so you can find what you’re looking for. For now, cultivate the librarian mindset. Think about how you’ll use your data.We’ll talk about more specific strategies for organizing your information in future installments of the digital cleanse.

More on the 30 day #digitalcleanse tomorrow. Hope to see you then!

(If you missed yesterday’s installment, take a couple extra minutes to explore the Idea City Method. For links to the complete Digital Cleanse series, click here.)