The first steps in doing any integral research are to read voraciously, to question continuously, to be systematic in record-keeping and source-tracking, and to not be excessively hemmed in by boundaries of academic departmentalization.
This bloggit looks at the third item above -- that of systematic note-keeping. Below you will soon see some text in an iframe. Not so unusually, I guess. An ongoing, rich text, possibly collaboratively composed document that at the back end is under steady revision and expansion. Google Docs is used to create this page, and so it's stored in the Google Cloud.
As mentioned, the authors can be one or many. The document is automatically saved very frequently, and can be retro-returned to a previous version if a newer version and series of changes are later thought not to be improvements.
And the work can be seen on the web. Here I embed it on this snackwebsite blog page, viewable in its latest form, on PC, tablet, or smartphone.
In other words, it's a way of sharing scratchpads with the world, handy for those who might be interested in short bits of valuable trivia as well as those who might want to comment or offer suggestions.
Imagine a page full of such category windowed iframes, each document a collaboration from serious journalists, writers, topicalists, encyclicalists (encyclical), assemblers, jotters, soapbox orators.
Keeping the document at Google Docs has the advantage that it can be exported as a .pdf. For me this is important, as it can then be made into a POD book or e-book.