Information Overload – Archiving Your Amateur Radio Literature Stacks? 15 - November - 2010Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled.
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Very curious what other radio amateurs do for keeping a handle on all the magazines and other information they receive?
Having stacks of QST, CQ and NCJ (National Contest Journal) magazines, with another set of stacks of great web-articles, project manuals and eBooks, is just not working here.
I mean, “where is that matching network article I saw last year in… hmm… well maybe in QST?”
And where did I put that cool web mini-eBook on Russian Phrases for the Radio Amateur???
One of my sons has suggested scanning anything of interest (or keeping it electronic if it was that way) and creating a private web-archive. Wouldn’t thank just become an electronic version of the same – albeit one that could be burned to a few disks?
Of the archivists among us, what do you suggest?
As for disposition of the stacks I have, I’m going to follow the idea of “spreading the wealth” and start dropping them off at hospitals, schools and waiting rooms – after I trim my address information off.
What do you do?