glad to hear you say that, Dormouse, because I can't get through to the other email address either - do you have something against Georgia Tech, Pierre? - so will have to post here, exposing my ignorance for all to see. [Takes deep breath} So here goes.
I was a contributor to the note-taking software discussion on donationcoder, and I have noticed also the thread on SQL Notes. I am making a presentation on personal information/knowledge management software to a group of other librarians in Seattle in 2 weeks, and I wondered if I could get some screenshots from you to give them an idea of how they could use SQL Notes.
Librarians usually have not just the usual kinds of information (anything from contacts to client tracking), but also personal reference collections (web sites often) and downloaded reports, articles and papers, which can be anywhere from 2 pages to several hundred.
While I am demonstrating a few of the programs, I would like to just mention SQL Notes, since it is still in beta and I don't use it myself. However, I would like to show them a screenshot of an example that includes a lot of text, since that is one of our particular needs.
To give you some context, I have divided organizers into several types. Here’s the list with the programs I am going to mention:
Information Mappers: Personal Brain, Topicscape, Compendium
The Digital Reading Pile: Zotero, Surfulater
The Digital Junk Drawer: Evernote
Text-friendly databases: InfoSelect, SQL Notes
So, what I asking is
1. Do you have, and would you share with me so that I can use it for this presentation, screen shots of a database that contains large amounts of text (reports, for example)? The screen shot would be used in the handout, which will be available online for the conference attendees – typically 5000+ people. I don’t expect more than 50 to come to this session, but it will be available to everyone online. I plan to use a Creative Commons license for my presentation, so that people will be able to re-use it, with attribution. I could however put a standard copyright notice on your screenshots.
2. To describe what SQL Notes does, may I use the following statement found in the discussion at http://www.donationc...x.php?topic=10432.0?
“The ideal information management app must be an excellent outliner with multiple parents support (when required), an excellent linker (i.e. like the web), an excellent tagger, an excellent editor supporting rich text editing in the outline AND in a second rich text window, support flat and tree-structured display with or without a data grid, usable as a flexible database supporting user-defined fields, calculations (both equations and user-defined functions), reporting and an have excellent search engine. Finally, it needs to have a customizable UI, support drag-drop and have links to all other major apps. Idealy, it should be able to pull information from external sources as well.”
If I may use it, how should I attribute it? Pierre Landry, designer, SQL Notes, ??
Please let me know how you would like me to cite your name, relationship to SQL Notes, and some kind of contact information, such as an organization and city (Quebec, I believe?).
Since mutual disclosure is only fair, I will say that I am a librarian at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and my name in that world is Elisabeth Shields.