Among my many summer projects: attempting to develop an organizational schema for my new book project and sifting through my many, many video cassettes to see what is still usable for classes as I transfer them to DVD and devising a means to make better use of this extensive collection.
On the latter, I am using Evernote to organize my personal film database. The tags are great for organizing around themes I use repeatedly in classes (Catholicism, Mexicans, immigration, etc.) I’ve been cutting and pasting descriptions from websites, to refresh my memory on things I haven’t seen for a while. This has been really great and I think will be really useful in the coming year. I have about 20 films on the U.S.-Mexico border and I use a different 2-3 each semester. This has really helped me to have some notes on them gathered all in one place to mix and match as I develop units for my classes.
I’m still searching for the perfect organizational tool for archive visits. Has anyone found any game-changing apps for this? I want to be able to integrate notes, images (in a way that I can edit, rotate, etc.), as well as tags?