Karen Blakeman on December 29th, 2008

viaLibri searches for old and rare books on eighteen different web sites that aggregate the inventory of hundreds of antiquarian booksellers world-wide. You can search by a number of criteria including author, title, imprint, publication years (before/after), price, first edition and keyword. As the interfaces and search options of the individual sites are different you […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 21st, 2008

If you have lost track of a bank or building society account Lost Accounts can help you find it. This is a free service set up by the British Bankers’ Association, the Building Societies Association and National Savings and Investments. Together they represent most of the firms that offer savings and current accounts in the UK. […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 20th, 2008

The three presentations I gave at Online Information 2008  are available on Slideshare and authorSTREAM. Details are as follows: Pre-conference workshop, 1st December 2008: Making Web 2.0 Work Slideshare authorSTREAM Wednesday 3rd December, 11.15-11.45, Gallery Rooms Competitive Intelligence: Can Free Sources do the Biz? Slideshare authorSTREAM Wednesday 3rd December, 13:45-14:15, Theatre  C Impact of Web […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 18th, 2008

The  latest Tales from the Terminal Room is now available.

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Karen Blakeman on December 17th, 2008

One of my favourite news sites, Chipwrapper (http://www.chipwrapper.co.uk/), now offers an option to search for articles within a specified time period. Chipwrapper is a Google custom search engine that covers UK news sources on the Internet. Until now, a drawback  of the service has been the absence of an option to limit  your search by […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 16th, 2008

PNC’s Christmas Price Index for 2008 is now available. The index, compiled by PNC Wealth Management,  monitors the cost of the gifts sent by True Love  in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. The Christmas Price Index (CPI) team, comprising James P. Dunigan, Rebekah McCahan and E. William Stone, have been tracking the index […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 14th, 2008

Those of you who attended The Research Practitioner Skills Day at Chelsea Football Club on 26th November should have received all of our presentations by email. If not, mine (Using the Web) can be viewed or downloaded from either Slideshare or authorSTREAM. Uploaded on authorSTREAM by karenblakeman

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Karen Blakeman on December 11th, 2008

I had been doing so well at cutting back on my RSS feeds, but then I bumped into Roddy Macleod at Online Information. He reminded me about the ticTOCs service and then today I spotted their posting about the service in spineless?. ticTOCs is a new scholarly journal tables of contents (TOCs) service  and Heriot-Watt is […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 11th, 2008

Google’s Searchwiki sounded like a good idea at the time.  Sign in with your Google account, activate Searchwki, carry out a search and you can promote, or delete entries in your results list and add comments that can be made public.  So I had a go. Unfortunately, should you later want to look at the […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 11th, 2008

The Texas Secretary of State is the official office for registering various business entities in Texas, but I have been told that it is not the best source for quick and free information.  The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts – Taxable Entity Search has basic business entity information including name, status, location, agent, file number, […]

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