I’m wondering if you all can help me get the most out of MarginNote. I’m a historian, writing a book, and I’m trying to synthesize a significant amount of data- both books &articles, and digitized archival sources. I’m starting a new project and I want to be sure to get it right from the start.
Here is what I need to do:
a) I have what will probably amount to several hundred (if not 1,000+) PDFs of books and articles. I’d like to be able to excerpt them, and have an accompanying mind map for each article/ archival source. MarginNote 3 looks like an exceptional resource to do this.
b) I’d then like to be able to synthesize those mind maps, excerpts, and annotations from each PDF into the structure of my book.
What’s the best way to do this? Here are my primary questions:
How big is too big for a single notebook? Visually, I can organize and collapse the mind maps from each PDF, so I dont see too much of a clutter problem there. But if I have a single study notebook for hundreds of PDFs, will my brand new ipad pro 12" crash every time I try to do anything? Is there a point where the app will keep crashing because the file is just too big?
Is there a way to carry the excerpts/annotations from PDFs in one study notebook to the next? In other words, If I had a separate study notebook for each chapter, could pdf A be part of the chapter 1 notebook and chapter 2 notebook in a way that when I annotate/excerpt pdf A in the study notebook for chapter 1, those annotations/excerpts would be available in the study notebook for chapter 2?
Thanks everyone for your ideas!