The character, value, and management of personal paper archives

  title={The character, value, and management of personal paper archives},
  author={Steve Whittaker and Julia Hirschberg},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput. Hum. Interact.},
We explored general issues concerning personal information management by investigating the characteristics of office workers' paper-based information, in an industrial research environment. [] Key Result However, only 49% of people's archives were unique documents, the remainder being copies of publicly available data and unread information, and we explore reasons for this. We examined the effects of paper-processing strategies on archive structure. We discovered different paper-processing strategies (filing…

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