Karen Blakeman on May 29th, 2009

The presentations that I gave at PATLIB 2009 in Sofia, Bulgaria lastweek are now available at http://www.rba.co.uk/patlib2009. There are two: a 25 minute  presentation that was given as part of the main conference and the longer half day pre-conference workshop. As usual, many of the slides will probably not make sense without my commentary but […]

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Organised by CILIP in the Thames Valley (formerly BBOD). Venue: Great Expectations, 33 London St, Reading Date & Time: Tuesday 2nd June 2009. 1800 for 1830 hrs Business Resources at Slough Library Lisa Hodgkins will provide details of the information resources available for business at the Slough Library. Slough Libraries continue to provide a high […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 16th, 2009

After months of pre-launch hype Wolfram Alpha is now up and running for us all to try out. It has been labelled by some as a  potential Google killer but it has always called itself a “computational knowledge engine” or fact search engine: “Wolfram Alpha is backed by Stephen Wolfram, the noted scientist and author […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 5th, 2009

My presentation on mashups, which I am giving at the BBOD evening meeting today (5th May 2009), is now available on Slideshare, authorSTREAM and Slideboom. Choose your favourite presentation site and download. It consists mostly of screen shots so it probably won’t make much sense on its own. You’ll have to come to the meeting! […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 4th, 2009

After a three year absence Jeeves is back at Ask, or at least the UK version. Jeeves was retired in March 2006 and Ask started doing some really interesting work on the interface, content and presentation of results in both their UK and US version. See http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/category/ask/ for my previous postings about Ask. Over the […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 1st, 2009

I am giving a presentation on mashups at next Tuesday’s CILIP BBOD evening meeting. Date: Tuesday 5th May 18.00 for 18.30 (postponed from February) Presenter: Karen Blakeman Venue: Great Expectations, 33 London Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4PS www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=471801&y=173139&z=0&ar=Y Please advise Norman Briggs, BBOD Events Co-Ordinator Tel: 0118 987 1115 or nwbriggs@pcintell.co.uk or Chrissy Allott, BBOD […]

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