FAQ: What's a Zettelkasten Overview?


A Zettelkasten Overview is technically the same as a Service Page, but you use it differently. The next MyHub.ai upgrade will differentiate them better, and allow you to set each Overview to public or private.

What are they?

When I launched MyHub.ai I conceived Service Pages as tools to help a Hub Editor set out the services they offer (see my About Page for mine). Technically, they are composed of two visible parts:

  • a typical web page: title, summary and body
  • followed by a search result of all Resources in your Hub with at least one tag in the 'tag bundle' you define for the Overview.

More: FAQ: What are Service Pages, and How do I Manage them?).

And then I came across the Zettelkasten approach to Personal Knowledge Management, which includes Overviews (or Indexes):

  • a summary of your understanding of a concept
  • followed by links to all your notes relevant to that concept.

More: my Zettelkasten Overview of... Zettelkasten.

How do I use them in MyHub?

Service pages thus allow you to create Zettelkasten overviews of one or several concepts. The only problem today is that Zettelkasten overviews appear, like any Service pages, under your "Services" heading when relevant.

Note that the next upgrade will:

  • change the interface, and allow you to set each Overview to Private or Public
  • allow you to create search queries with "and" & "or" operators to define which Resources are relevant for each Overview.

For the moment, if you want to explore the Zettelkasten system using your Hub, take a look at Simplifying Zettelkasten by working out loud.

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