A workflow for managing information for research using the iPad, Sente and Dragon Dictate: a collaboration between an academic and a research librarian

Eric Fassbender, Jayshree Mamtora

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    This article describes how contemporary referencing software, a tablet device and speech-recognition software were used to improve the traditional research workflow, referring primarily to the process of finding journal articles, downloading the bibliographical details with full text, then reading and annotating them in an as efficient way as possible. This was done using Third Street's Sente referencing software on an Apple Mac to manage the bibliographical database and to automatically synchronise with its companion application on the iPad, then using the built-in tools of the Sente application on the iPad to highlight any text in the article that is of particular interest. The highlighted passages were automatically synced back to the Apple Mac application, and the researcher then used Nuance's Dragon Dictate on the Apple Mac to dictate a summary of the article directly into the notes field in Sente or into the notepad of Dragon Dictate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)53-60
    Number of pages8
    JournalAustralian Library Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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