Karen Blakeman on February 26th, 2010

Yammer (http://yammer.com/) has announced that it is opening up its microblogging service. It will allow people from different organisations and even families to use the service for collaboration. At the moment only people with email addresses on the same company domain can connect within Yammer using the free account, but you can already add “external […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 25th, 2010

If you are a user of Exalead (http://www.exalead.com/search/) and use the filetype command you will need to make note of some changes to the file extensions. If you are looking for Excel spreadsheets you will now have to include ‘filetype:excel’ in your search strategy, for PowerPoint it is ‘filetype:powerpoint’ and for Word documents type in […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 24th, 2010

A free evening event organised by CILIP in the Thames Valley Date: Tuesday, 2nd March 2010 Time: 18.00 for 18.30 Venue: Great Expectations, 33 London Street, Reading, Berkshire  RG1 4PS Speaker: Chris O’Hare Chris O’Hare is manager at Henley & District CAB. Chris will consider the transferable skills from the information industry, the challenges and […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 21st, 2010

Slidefinder  (http://www.slidefinder.net/) was recommended to me way back in August 2009 and I have been using it ever since to track down information inside presentations. PowerPoint presentations can hold a wealth of information: corporate structures, strategic plans, research activity, statistics, industry information etc. Using the advanced file format search options in the general search engines […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 18th, 2010

Twitter followers of @daveyp and myself may have spotted a brief exchange of tweets between us and Phil Bradley (http://philbradlel.typepad.com/ Twitter name @philbradley) about additional icons appearing on Google results pages when ‘Show  options’ was selected. An example of what @daveyp was seeing is at http://www.daveyp.com/blog/stuff/google.jpg . He was using Google.com, the “search provider” box […]

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