A review of organizational structures of personal information management

  • Title: A review of organizational structures of personal information management
    Author: Indratmo, Indratmo; Vassileva, Julita
    Year: 2008
    Keyword(s): personal information management, PIM
    Description: Personal information management (PIM) covers a large area of research fragmented into separate sub-areas such as file management, web bookmark organization, and email management. Consequently, it is hard to obtain a unified view of the various approaches to PIM developed in these different sub-areas. In this article, we synthesize and classify existing research on PIM based on the approach used to organize information items. We classify the organizational structures into five categories: hierarchical, flat, linear, spatial, and network. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each structure along with examples showing how to deal with the weaknesses. Finally, we provide design recommendations and a framework for researchers to experiment with various ideas for developing novel PIM tools.
    Peer Reviewed: Yes
    Type of Item: Journal Articles
    Publication Information: Indratmo & Vassileva, J. (2008). A review of organizational structures of personal information management. Journal of Digital Information, 9(1). Retrieved from https://journals.tdl.org/jodi/index.php/jodi/article/view/251/200
    Language: English

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