Edited highlights from my recent workshop on search tools for research information are now available. Please note that not all of the services, search tools, examples or issues covered in the workshop are included in this version.
The slides for the presentation I gave to the East of England Information Services Group in Cambridge last week are now up on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1881622-whatever-whenever-wherever-want/. They are also available on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/whatever-whenever-and-wherever-you-want.
The presentation was part of a day looking at “Providing Effective Information Services for Generation Y”. Many of the slides probably won’t mean much on their own but feel free to take a look and share.
The slides for the workshop and presentation I gave at the 11th Southern African Online Information Meeting are now up on authorSTREAM and Slideshare.
Personalisation of search: take back control
Personalisation of search: take back control – ADDENDUM
Answers to some of the questions that arose during the workshop
The future of search: localisation, personalisation and socialisation
My INFORUM 2012 presentation on “Search gets personal and social” is available on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1431533-search-gets-personal-and-social/
It is also available temporarily at http://www.rba.co.uk/as/
A paper is also available on the INFORUM web site at http://www.inforum.cz/en/proceedings. It covers much of what I said but bear in mind it was written a few weeks beforehand and the presentation was updated with new developments the night before I gave the talk.
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 http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1430353-business-information-key-web-resources/
The top tips can be found at http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2012/05/28/business-information-workshop-top-tips/
The presentation I gave to CILIP in Hants & Wight yesterday (Search Turns Social – Resistance is Futile) is now available on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1392940-search-turns-social-resistance-futile/
It is also available on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/search-turns-social-resistance-is-futile and temporarily on my web site at http://www.rba.co.uk/as/
The presentation I gave at CILIP in Surrey last night (Spring Clean Your Social Media) is now available on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1368248-cilip-surrey-20120322/ and on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/spring-clean-your-social-media
Update: Claire Gravely has written a blog posting covering some of the issues we discussed. See “Karen Blakeman’s talk on spring cleaning your social media – some thoughts and musings” Library Claire http://www.libraryclaire.co.uk/karen-blakemans-talk-on-spring-cleaning-your-social-media-some-thoughts-and-musings/
The presentations I gave at International Librarian International this week in London are now available on my Advanced Search page at http://www.rba.co.uk/as/. They are also available on authorSTREAM and Slideshare.
Searching without Google
Presentation given as part of the main conference on Friday, 28th October 2011
It is also available on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/searching-without-google
Web Search Academy
This was a pre-conference workshop held on Wednesday26th October with myself, Marydee Ojala and Arthur Weiss presenting.
Alternative Search Tools
Please note the content of this presentation is similar to that of my main conference presentation “Searching without Google”.
Also available on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/alternative-search-tools
Looks at image search tools, video search engines and visualisations.
The Slideshare version is available at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/visual-search-9892558
The PowerPoint that was the outline for my workshop at UWE in Bristol earlier this week is now on authorSTREAM. The top 10 tips from the workshop participants are in my earlier blog posting “Business Information: Top Ten Tips from Bristol” http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/09/09/business-information-top-ten-tips/