Tom Roper has neatly summarised my ILI presentation on out-Googling Google on his blog. He’s done a good job of encapsulating the main points, so worth reading it along side my Powerpoint slides.

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Karen Blakeman on October 18th, 2006

My Internet Librarian International presentation on Out-Googling Google is now available at I have not written any notes to accompany the Powerpoint so you may not be able to make much sense of some (or even all) of it. If you are interested in seeing photos of the event, go to Flickr and use […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 16th, 2006

Internet Librarian International starts today in London at the Copthorne Tara hotel, but many of us were here yesterday for the preconference workshops. I attended Greg Notess’ Advanced Search Techniques seminar and, as usual with Greg’s sessions, I came away with lots of useful tips. Two that have particularly stuck in my mind are: Windows […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 16th, 2006

Take part in the biggest blog in history! Found in Peter Scott’s Library blog: “The heritage organisations involved in the “History Matters – pass it on” campaign are asking every UK resident to take part in a mass blog event, which will record how we lived on one single day: Tuesday, 17th October 2006. The […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 13th, 2006

Created by Digimind, this is an excellent overview and introduction to blogs and RSS and how they can be used in competitive intelligence. It includes an extensive list of references and further reading. Highly recommended if you are wondering what all the fuss is about and whether or not you should leap onto the bandwagon.

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Karen Blakeman on October 8th, 2006

Fubra, who run and maintain the and web sites, have launched the Fubra Passport. This is a single login system that will be valid for all existing and future Fubra web sites and consists of your email address and just one password. You no longer need your user name. Fubra say that the […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 3rd, 2006

There I was, standing in front of a workshop full of seriously proficient Internet searchers, and running through my list of Google alternatives. I get to MSN Search, hit the bookmark and stand there in bemused silence for what seemed like an eternity but was probably only about 10 seconds. In the couple of hours […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 2nd, 2006

Another day another workshop. This time it was Business Information on the Internet organised by TFPL on September 27th, and attended by information professionals from the private, academic and banking sector. As usual I asked them to come up with a group Top 10 Sites and Tips. If you are loosing track of the top […]

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