My personal definition of a Digital Workflow: the execution and automation of research  processes where tasks, information or documents are passed from one digital program to another for action, according to a set of procedural rules.

Why do you need a digital workflow? Because you spend too much time 1) finding articles, 2) downloading and naming files, 3) annotating and editing pdfs, and 4) organizing and citing research.

I’m still working on my own digital workflow for my dissertation. Currently, I’m piloting some combination of Google Drive, Mendely or Zotero. I would love to hear your advice on setting up a digital workflow for academic research!

Here is a PDF that I found on Pinterest from Monica D.T. Rysavy, PhD at http://monicarysavy.com/ that outlines her digital workflow:

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