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A simple, portable digital system to keep track of your bibliography for your analog notes.

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#Kaarten

A simple, portable digital system to keep track of your bibliography for your analog notes.

Zettlekasten means "note box", and is a method for organizing all your thoughts in an organized, retrievable way. If you find such solutions too heavy, try Kaarten - our "deck of cards".

#Methodology

Consider a paper notebook as a write-once, read-often database.

Paper space is limited, so it is pertinent to utilize much of the notebook for frequently referenced information - things like your appointments, thought summaries, or perhaps notes on topics or books you find interesting.

It can be useful to keep track of where your ideas come from, whether books, podcasts, websites, or anywhere else - these are traditionally written either in-line or on dedicated pages as a bibliography.

While useful to know, bibliographies are not frequently referenced, difficult to handwrite consistently, and take up significant page space.

This information is perfect for offloading to your Kaarten.

#How to Use

Your Kaarten is a text file database organized in csv format. It has three fields - your biblio, a short uuid, and the date added.

"Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think.” Interactions, vol. 3, no. 2, Mar. 1996, pp. 35–46. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1145/227181.227186","4d5635","8/11/2022"

You could hypothetically edit this file manually, but this repository includes a tool that handles appending, searching, and sorting this database. If you've found this while browsing, the tool is in a very early Alpha.