Any pointers, strategies, and good resources (books, white papers etc) on requirements gathering?

My new project will involve testing of embedded systems (medical robotic devices), will have 1000+ requirements. The requirements will have to be gathered internally from within organization.

I worry because I am not a great note taker, and never had to perform reqs gathering on such complex project. Well, there is a first time for everything, so any advice from more experiences folks is much appreciated!