Matthew Bennett, a Twitter friend and fellow translator introduced me to Diigo, a bookmarking service that at first sight looked very much like del.icio.us, but on second examination seems to have a lot more potential for my documentation needs.
I am still at the discovery stage, and therefore far from mastering all the intricacies of the service, but I am very pleased with my initial attempts, and provided Diigo doesn’t fall apart in the next few months, I might be able to set up my main reference system there.
So far, I’ve been able to bookmark a handful of articles and to highlight/annotate specialized terms, phrases and explanations that I want to collect in one place, in fields that are close to my areas of specialization. Later I’ll bookmark actual websites of interest, highlighting terms that will be useful to review when preparing documents in a hurry.
When I’m a little more advanced, I’ll probably be able to sort my bookmarks into different categories. At last I’m finding a viable alternative to my rather messy system of lists kept in Excel files, or worse even, on individual sheets of paper, loose bits and backs of envelopes, to be organized ‘tomorrow’, or more likely ‘never.’