Karen Blakeman on April 28th, 2006

The UK Market Research Society has launched a new summer school called Research in Action. It will be held on 12-16 June 2006 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Cambridge, UK. The intensive, five-day residential course programme is designed to: deepen knowledge of research approaches and techniques build business awareness revitalise research skills challenge thinking open […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 28th, 2006

If you are involved in email management, database management, 0r collection and storage of e-information in any form, the UKeiG one day training course Electronic Information Risk Management being held on 16th May may of interest to you. Every organisation is now required to ensure that the use of electronic information and e-systems comply with […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 27th, 2006

I ran another Advanced Search Strategies workshop on April 26th. This time it was organised and hosted by Manchester Business School. As usual the participants were asked at the end of the day to come up with their own list of top tips and tools. There were no real surprises in the list, although two […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 20th, 2006

Exportis have announced the publication of their 2006 directories. The International Directory of Importers lists major importers and distributors in 160 countries and contains over 150,000 entries for importing firms in Europe, Asia/Pacific, North America, South/Central America, Middle East and Africa. Detailed company information includes telephone and fax numbers, e- mail and web address, contact […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 20th, 2006

Alacra has upgraded its Alacra Store interface with AJAX. So what is AJAX? The acronym stands for Asynchronous JavaScript And XML and it is a technique for creating interactive web applications. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX): “The intent is to make web pages feel more responsive by exchanging small amounts of data with the server behind […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 18th, 2006

As interest in corporate and business blogging increases, the number of listings of these types of blogs also increases. The Fortune 500 Business Blogging Wiki at http://www.eu.socialtext.net/bizblogs/index.cgi is a good starting point and lists active public blogs by company employees about the company and/or its products. According to the web site authors, Chris Anderson (Wired […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 12th, 2006

Microsoft have launched Windows Live Academic (beta) , a potential competitor to Google Scholar. It covers peer reviewed articles on computer science, physics, electrical engineering and related subjects and boasts more than 6 million records from approximately 4300 journals and 2000 conferences. The initial version is limited to computer science, electrical engineering and physics from […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 4th, 2006

“Search For Meaning” says hakia’s web site. “hakia is building the Web’s first “meaning-based” search engine, one that will bring answers and meaningful results to questions on any topic”. And then “hakia deploys fuzzy logic (approximate reasoning) methods to allow flexibility so that the Ontological Semantics solution becomes feasible in a Web search application with […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 2nd, 2006

Exalead has enhanced its NEAR command by allowing searchers to specify how close they want their search terms to be to one another. By default, NEAR looks for your terms within 16 words of one another in the order specified. You can now specify the maximum number of words that can separate your terms by […]

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