Workshops, seminars and presentations

I offer workshops, seminars and webinars on internet search techniques, advanced Google commands, social media for research and marketing, business information and market research.

In-house workshops and seminars can be tailored to meet your organisation's specific needs and your budget. Training events can be held on your own premises or I can arrange off-site facilities for you. Alternatively, webinars or one to one Skype calls may be more practical solutions for you.

Contact me Karen Blakeman if you would like to discuss the various options in more detail.

Standard workshops

Workshop and events home page

New Google, new challenges
How to get the best out of Google and improve search results

Essential non-Google search tools for researchers
General search and specialist alternatives to Google

Free search tools for scientific information
Options for searching and viewing scientific papers and information free of charge

Social Search
When and how to use social media and professional networks as part of your search strategy

Business information resources
Key internet resources for business information concentrating on free and PAYG

Market research and statistics
Resources and search techniques for tracking down quality market research and statistics

Free government, official and legal resources
How to track down current and past papers, policy documents, legislation and official research

Finding and using open data
Tools and techniques for finding and using open data sets

Assessing the quality of information
How to separate the good from the bad and exceedingly ugly

Public Schedule

My 2015 schedule of public courses and presentations currently includes:

Keynote: The Internet of life, the universe and everything
Conference: 2015 COSI conference
Date: 8-10th July 2015
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Workshop: Essential non-Google search tools for the researcher
Organizer: UKeiG
Date: 9th September 2015
Venue: The University of Manchester Library, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PP

Workshop: New Google, new challenges
Organizer: UKeiG
Date: 10th September 2015
Venue: The University of Manchester Library, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PP

Workshop: Business information: key web resources and search strategies
Organizer: TFPL
Date: 16th September 2015
Venue: London

Workshop: Discovering Open Data
Organizer: TFPL
Date: 18th November 2015
Venue: The University of Manchester Library, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PP

A selection of recent workshops and presentations

New Google, new challenges
22nd April 2015, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Short workshop given at the Executive Research Association annual conference.
Slides available on authorSTREAM

Seek and you will find? Yes...but probably not what you were expecting.
18th March 2015, London
Presentation at NetIKX #netikx72
Slides available on authorSTREAM

Business information: sources and search techniques
5th March 2015, Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue
Full day workshop organised for the Scottish Law Librarians Group (SLLG)
Slides available on authorSTREAM

Social Search
28th October 2104, London
Full day workshop run for UKeiG
Slides available on authorSTREAM

The Brave New World of Free, Open Data and Open Access
11th June 2014, Harrogate
Pre-conference workshop, BIALL 2014
Slides available on authorSTREAM

Training offered by other organisations

You may also be interested in courses organised by UKeiG . These cover a wide range of subjects relating to electronic information, are reasonably priced and often held outside of London. Many include practical sessions.

Tim Buckley Owen offers pre-packacked and customised courses

TFPL and ASLIB provide training courses at all levels on a wide range of information related topics.

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