Karen Blakeman on November 20th, 2006

Fed up with reading the same type of book or want to try a completely different genre? Then head straight for LibraryThing Unsuggester I came across this in Tom Roper’s Blog. According to LibraryThing Unsuggester it “takes ‘people who like this also like that’ and turns it on its head. It analyzes the seven million […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 20th, 2006

If you want to get in some serious practice on the latest Internet search techniques before Christmas there are still some places available on the workshop that I am running at Manchester Business School on December 5th. The event is held in the Eddie Davies Library at Manchester Business School, Booth Street West. Although it […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 17th, 2006

I shall be presenting a keynote at an event organised by UC&R in Birmingham on December 6th. Details are as follows: New Ways to Communicate: A Practical Approach. Using RSS, Blogs and Wikis to Communicate with your Users. Venue: Learning Centre, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus Date: Wednesday 6th December 2006, 10am – 4pm As […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 15th, 2006

The slides from my presentation “Assessing the Quality of Collaboratively Collected Information” are now available on my web site. This was part of the Let’s Get Wiki’d event organised by CILIP’s East of England Information Services Group. It was an excellent day covering the whole range ’2G’ internet services such as Library 2.0 and Web […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 9th, 2006

This a new command from Windows Live search (formerly MSN Search) that gives you a list of links to other pages from your specified domain, for example linkfromdomain:rba.co.uk. This can be useful if you have a trusted source of information and want to see what other sites they recommend or link to. It can also […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 9th, 2006

This is the prefect Firefox add-on for the dreaded 404 message, or if you want to see which version of a page the search engines have in their cache. You can try five page cache/mirrors in turn: CoralCDN, Google Cache, Yahoo! Cache, The Internet Archive and the MSN/Live Cache. The search engine caches usually only […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 6th, 2006

Or: Paranoia ‘r’ us This is a list of Top 10 Tips that the participants of Assessing the Quality of Information compiled at the end of a workshop held at TFPL in London on 31st October 2006. On a scale of 1 to 10, most of the delegates started out with a paranoia level of […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 5th, 2006

Many of the presentations made at Internet Librarian International 2006 are now available on the ILI web site. If you want to ‘flesh out the bones’, try and track down blog postings on the event. Tom Roper’s blog is a good place to start.

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Presenter: Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services Date: November 8th 2006, half day seminar starting at 1.30 pm Venue: Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD Cost: Aslib members GBP 50; non-members GBP 60 There is still time to book a place on this half day seminar on what is new and what is […]

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