Karen Blakeman on January 29th, 2009

Now in its 3rd edition this guide from CTEC Publishing LLC  is a comprehensive compilation of data for all 83 regions of Russia. The guide includes: An introduction by the head of each regional administration Economic maps of the regions, brief general information, full contact details for each regional administration including the names and telephone […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 23rd, 2009

I am giving a presentation on mashups to the Berks, Bucks & Oxon District branch of CILIP on Tuesday 3rd February, 18.00 for 18.30. Details are as follows: Venue: Great Expectations, 33 London Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4PS http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=471801&y=173139&z=0&ar=Y . Refreshments provided afterwards. Mashups are not just for the remnants of your Christmas or Sunday dinner! […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 19th, 2009

… and it is GHASTLY! It is Monday morning and on my of list of things-to-do when I fire up my laptop is to check My Yahoo! This is where I monitor stocks and shares, news headlines, weather forecasts and have tools such as currency conversion. Before going to My Yahoo I always go to […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 11th, 2009

If you are a serious news junkie like myself, you may find Martin Belam’s recent series of articles on the UK’s regional press of interest. The articles cover topics such as the provision of RSS (not all newspapers offer them!), links to social bookmarking sites, and the site search options offered by the newspapers. This […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 11th, 2009

Police forces in England and Wales are now providing access to local crime statistics via online maps. These allow the public to drill down to ward level and view crime trends in their area. The statistics include information about burglary, robbery, theft, vehicle crime, violent crime and anti-social behaviour. The maps should be available via the […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 9th, 2009

11th Edition – New for 2009 January discounts available Title: EBRD Directory of Business Information Sources on central and eastern Europe and the CIS Editor: Liz Coles ISBN: 1874128 31 6 Price: £25.00 January Discount – Pay Only £150.00, EUR 170, $US235 (+ delivery) Economic, business and political policies adopted in the countries of central […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 7th, 2009

Geograph British Isles, sponsored by the Ordnance Survey, aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland. According to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph the three founders of the project – Paul Dixon, Gary Rogers and Barry Hunter – think of it  as a “modern […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 6th, 2009

Intelways is a an interface to dozens of search engines enabling you to type in your search strategy once and click your way through the list of tools one by one. The search tools are grouped according to media and resource type for example news, images, video, reference. It is an excellent way of quickly […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 2nd, 2009

Several people have asked me when I am next running my workshop on advanced search strategies (sometimes known as Google and Beyond) in London. The next date for London is Wednesday, 18th February and there are still some places left. The venue is InTuition House, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JX, which is close to […]

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