Share your folders and note "types" -- here are mine
As many of you know I am new to Zettelkasten.
I'm curious how the interplay between sparing use of folders and "types" (a finite small set of tags on the form) -- for example, when taking notes on a book I consider this a buffer note (I use the haskell type syntax ::buffer ) and place it in my /fleeting notes folder. Fleeting contains anything from ::buffer notes to extracted highlights, to temporary documents etc.
This might become a ::literature note if the ideas in the ::buffer note are reworked to be my own (personal reactions -- things it reminds me of etc)
Finally a literature note becomes ::permanent (and goes in the /zettelkasten folder) when I have massaged it (into one or more) atomic, conceptual, not directly derivative -- but still, of course, referenced and possibly linked to the progenitor ::literature note.
Currently, and I'm in the midst of rethinking this, but my folders and types are as following -- note that any ::type under the /foo folder means that's where I put notes of that ::type. There are a total of 4 folders (or three if you don't count the .obsidian/::key ) and a number of types as seen below.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Folder and Type Structure:
::capture (highlights, cut and paste quotations, random thoughts, scans of physical zettles (more on that in another post), images etc)
::key -- for example shows that ::permanent is not ::perm and ::literature is not ::lit, or that dd is fully digitized hh handwritten only, hd was hand-written but refactored into digitial-form etc.
::permanent -- anything here is assumed "permanent"
::project (I use this like a structure note but with order of sections / chapters, the entries of which are made up usually of links to )::concept notes
- S/dd : full digitized only
- S/hh : hand written only
- S/hd : scanned hand-written body w/ digitized header (in physical and digital zk)
- S/dh: digitized and printed (in digital zk and printout placed in physical zk)
Tags (thanks to those for suggesting this approach)
Double hash AMPHSZ (top level tags)
##a arts (music etc)
##m meta (non-content, citation, reference etc)
##p personal or pragmatic (medical, journal etc, finance)
##s science (math etc)
##z zettelkasten (about)
Inline Block "Item-Type" tags
Otherwise I'm very sparing with tags: typically leaving this functionality to the ::concept or ::structure note to have an entry point.
In summary, I have
- 3/4 folders
- Type annotations ::type
- Inline types for specific blocks #itype-objecttype
- doublehash top level categories ##a if its a topic about something in the arts (as a composer I use this a lot) etc
Oh, and I use
text here right aligned
a fair bit for page references on the right-hand-side when taking ::buffer/reading notes.
Please share your own structure if your willing and as always any feedback or suggestions are very much appreciated.
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