Karen Blakeman on October 24th, 2010

The  Scottish Business Information Service ( http://www.scotbis.com/) is a national information service for Scottish businesses based on the resources  held at the National Library of Scotland. SCOTBIS provides users with a free enquiry service and also offers fee-based research and other charged services. Further information of their services is available on their web site and […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 23rd, 2010

I have always suspected that there was something different about me. Am I slightly eccentric, totally bonkers, or perhaps I am an alien from another planet? Google has the answer. After believing for the whole of my life that I am female Google tells me I am male! I am giving a presentation this week […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 18th, 2010

I’ve just returned from one conference and now about to go off to another. Last week it was Internet Librarian International which looked at  how internet technologies, and social media in particular, are being used  by libraries and information centres as tools for research, to provide better services and support users. It was a well […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 16th, 2010

My presentation on using social media search tools as part of research, which I gave at Internet Librarian International on 15th October 2010, is now available on the sites listed below. I have uploaded it to several different sites and services as I know some of you are not able to access one or more […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 13th, 2010

Zuula (http://www.zuula.com/) has a new interface and a new feature. Zuula provides an interface to many different search engines organised by type. Simply enter your search strategy, click on the type of information you want (web, image, news etc) and then click on the tabs of the search engines one by one to see their […]

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The October/November issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (http://www.asist.org/bulletin.html) has a special section of articles contributed by AIIP members, including myself. The articles address the topic of bringing value to client projects in a range of areas. I collaborated with Scott Brown on Social Media: Essential for Research, […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 8th, 2010

The September 2010  issue of Tales from the Terminal Room is now available at http://www.rba.co.uk/tfttr/archives/2010/sep2010.shtml. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will already have seen all of the articles but feel free to download the PDF if you want something read on the train! This month’s issue covers: Search tools Compfight […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 7th, 2010

An interesting list of search tips came from the participants of the search workshops I recently ran in-house for a well known academic institution. (My Twitter followers will be able to work out who it was). As well as being experienced, savvy searchers they are fortunate in that they can choose which browser to use for searching. Attempts […]

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