Karen Blakeman on January 29th, 2013

My slides from yesterday’s NetIKX workshop, “Digital Native, Digital Immigrant – does it matter?”, are now available on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1650757-born-digital-time-rethink/   Update: if you are having difficulties viewing the presentation via authorSTREAM or the embed above, it is also available on Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/born-digital and the PowerPoint is at http://www.rba.co.uk/as/

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Karen Blakeman on January 25th, 2013

I regularly mention Zanran (http://www.zanran.com/) in my workshops on search and business information, and it often finds its way into the Top Tips compiled by the delegates at the end of the day. Zanran is not a Google alternative. Rather than search the text of web pages it extracts and indexes numerical data presented as […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 8th, 2013

The December 2012 issue of Tales from the Terminal Room is now available at http://www.rba.co.uk/tfttr/archives/2012/dec2012.shtml This month’s issue includes: Karen Blakeman’s Blog now available for the Kindle Search tools Another reason to say no to Google+? Search Strategies update EU launches public beta of its open data portal ICAEW’s gateways and guides to business information Information […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 8th, 2013

The EU has launched a public beta of its new open data portal at http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/. Open data is information that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone. The EU portal covers all the information that public bodies in the European Union produce, collect or pay for. At present it has 5,811 datasets of which 5,634 come […]

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I am giving a talk at the first NetIKX seminar of 2013 on January 28th. The subject is “Digital native or digital immigrant – does it matter?” and looks at the issues we all face in a technology-driven world. My part of the seminar – Born digital: time for a rethink – questions the usefulness of […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 2nd, 2013

All companies in Israel must register with The Registrar of Companies at the Ministry of Justice (http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJEng/) and the tax authorities. The register can be searched at http://havarot.justice.gov.il/ using part or all of a company name in English or Hebrew, or by entering the company number. The search interface and the results are in Hebrew but if you are […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 2nd, 2013

I have had several people ask me if this blog was going to be made available in a version for the Kindle. At last, I have got around to setting it up and the good news is that you can now subscribe to it via Amazon. The bad news is that although the web based […]

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