Karen Blakeman on October 30th, 2009

Here are the Top Tips from the participants of yesterday’s workshop on advanced search (29th October 2009): 1. Creative Commons and public domain images When searching for images that you can re-use on your web site, in your report or newsletters you need to be sure of what you can and can’t do with them. […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 26th, 2009

If you have booked a place on my advanced search workshop taking place this week in London on the 29th, you should by now have received confirmation, joining instructions etc. via post, fax, or email (or all three!).  If you have not yet received anything from me contact me straight away via email, phone or […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 26th, 2009

Microsoft Academic Search has been made a public beta.  Before you get too excited this is not Academic Live resurrected. This is a project from Microsoft Research Asia and although the help screen says “Find top scientists, conferences, and journals in a specific field” it only seems to cover computing and the Internet. The visual […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 23rd, 2009

Bing and Google have both announced that they have done a deal with Twitter that enables them to offer ‘real time’ Twitter searches. The Bing service is live now at http://www.bing.com/Twitter/. SearchEngineWatch has an overview of the service at Bing.com/Twitter: A Visual Tour. It looks impressive but as is so often the case with Bing […]

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CILIP in the Thames Valley, 6th October 2009, Great Expectations, Reading The presentation I gave to CILIP in the Thames Valley on 6th October is now available in a number of locations. At least one of these should be accessible through your firewall! PowerPoint presentation – RBA web site Slideshare Authorstream Slideboom Some of the […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 5th, 2009

Some of you may have spotted that Google has introduced some excellent new search and display options. Many of you probably have not – the link to them is very discreet, almost as though Google does not want you to find out about them. Carry out a standard Google search and to the left just […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 2nd, 2009

CILIP in the Thames Valley evening meeting Date & Time: Tuesday 6th October 2009,  1800 for 1830 hrs Location: Great Expectations, 33 London St, Reading Google threatens to go hyper with its “caffeine” search. Bing is taking over Yahoo. Image search options are expanding: creative commons, colour, similar images. More specialist search tools for the […]

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