I'm doing research for a large writing project and find that many of my sources are digital: interview notes, web pages, pdfs, audio files... Does anyone know of really good Web 2.0 tools that allow you to manage your notes, highlight digital files, etc. This what I've tried so far:
Delicious--ok for tagging, but I'm not highlighting
Diigo--let's me tag, bookmark, and highlight... but I can't highlight pdfs
Google docs--let's me create some collaborative files, but the outline functions aren't as nice as MS Word and it doesn't easily collapse and expand notes.

My ideal:
A way to organize all my notes for easy search, collapse and expand. Organize sources for easy retrieval with highlights and notes. Any ideas?

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Hi Karen,

You might look at The ManyOne Beta. It has been designed to house the EarthPortal.org as a large scale collaborative content management/publishing system.

The Cosmos Portal is the best example so far on the platform. But people are using it for all kinds of pretty serious applications.

The next version drops in several weeks. It will include a 'fly-out' navigator of your directory tree (very cool).

Instead of true wiki, it keeps track of every revision (more wiki-esq features coming)

We would love to see if it works for your project and help you make the best use of it.

Feel free to call if you have any question 801.274.0882.

Hi Cliff,

Looks like a powerful tool, but I'm just trying to keep track of my own research notes for my own project.

I would look at Zotero: http://www.zotero.org/
Wow! Thanks Jeff. I already don't know how I lived without it.
That is EXACTLY what I needed. Thank you.



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