My talk at the recent INFORUM 2012 conference held in Prague was about the issue of personalisation and the impact of our social network activities on search results. I believe that personalisation, and in particular contributions from our social and professional networks and even Google+, can present us with an alternative view of a topic […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 29th, 2012

My INFORUM 2012 presentation on “Search gets personal and social” is available on authorSTREAM at It is also available temporarily at A paper is also available on the INFORUM web site at It covers much of what I said but bear in mind it was written a few weeks beforehand and the presentation […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 28th, 2012

This is the presentation that formed the basis of the business information workshop that I facilitated on 17th May 2012. If you do not see the embedded presentation above you can go direct to the file on authorSTREAM at The top tips can be found at

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Karen Blakeman on May 28th, 2012

The TFPL business information workshop held on May 17th in London turned out to be quite an intense day with plenty of questions and much discussion between the participants regarding the services and resources they use. When it came to the participants nominating their Top Tips at the end of the day there was a […]

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Evaluated listings and subject guides from people who know the sectors are the quickest way to home in on good quality sources of information. The British Library Business and IP Centre (BIPC) has, for a long time, had a wiki at listing web-based resources on a number of industries. These have been expanded into a very […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 6th, 2012

This time I really am going to do it. About 4 years ago I had a grand clear-out of my office and decided that my archive of telecoms software and manuals had to go. I offered them to anyone who was interested and a few items were snapped up. The rest are still sitting here […]

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