Karen Blakeman on February 19th, 2007

I finally did it – over the weekend I moved my blog from Blogger! Although the old blog was hosted on my own web site, as is the new version, I disliked having to use the Blogger software on Google’s own servers. For the majority of the time access was no problem but there have […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 15th, 2007

Ask.com has just automatically redirected me to what seems to be a test version of a new interface called Ask X. My first impression of the Spartan home page is that I do not like it at all. The menu of search options – news, images, blogs and feeds etc. – that normally appears on […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 15th, 2007

Newly launched HotFrog UK is an interesting implementation of a business directory from Reed Business Information. Based on its Australian counterpart, a tag cloud forms a major part of the home page, highlighting the top 50 products/services. There is also an alphabetical index if you wish to browse all the categories. In addition you can […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 15th, 2007

Greg Notess has come across another example of why we need to use more than one search tool and why Google is not always best. In his recent posting Page Found at 3 or 6: Not Google he shows that a web page he could not find in Google – a page on a Canadian […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 15th, 2007

Posted on behalf of Penny Leach, SLA Board The Board of SLA Europe would like to remind you that the closing date for nominations for the SLA Europe Information Professional 2007 Award (SLA Europe IP 2007) is 28th February 2007. The goal of the annual Information Professional Award is to recognise outstanding achievement in the […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 11th, 2007

I am doing a repeat of my Basingstoke RSS, Blogs and Wikis presentation at Woking Library on Tuesday, 20th February. It is being organised by the Surrey Library & Information Group and kicks off at 6 pm. All those who work or have worked in Library and Information services in Surrey and the surrounding areas […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 8th, 2007

This week I ran a workshop in Swansea on Internet search and new technologies. The first half of the day was taken up with new and recent developments and participants had the rest of the day to try out search techniques, tools, RSS, blogs and wikis for themselves. The group was made up of HE […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 2nd, 2007

Copies of my RSS, Blogs and Wikis Powerpoint presentation, and additional support materials, are now available on my selected presentations page.

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Karen Blakeman on February 2nd, 2007

A few hours after I had posted my comments on CrossEngine, Greg Notess of Search Engine Showdown emailed me asking if we in the UK were seeing a different version from people in the US. My screen shot was different from what he was seeing on his screen. A quick check confirmed that CrossEngine has […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 1st, 2007

The latest issue of Tales from the Terminal Room is now available.

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