I am running my full day business information, sources and search techniques workshop for the Commercial, Legal and Scientific Information Group (CLSIG).
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, WC1E 7AE London . See map: Google Maps
Cost: CLSIG/CILIP Members £85; Non-members £100; Concessions £50
Contact for bookings: Marie.firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details of the workshop content contact email@example.com
Search engines, government and official information sources, and the EU regulatory environment are continually changing. All of these affect how we search and the information that is presented to us. In some cases information may be deliberately excluded from our results. This one day workshop will look at what’s new, key resources for business and official information, and how to use search tools to ensure you are picking up everything that you need. There will be time for practical sessions so that you can try some of the exercises provided, or experiment with your own searches. Lunch and refreshments are included.
Topics covered include:
- effect of EU legislation on research and due diligence
- increase in official open data – accessibility, quality, usability
- changes to Google and other search tools, and their impact on research
- starting points, evaluated listings and government sources
- company information: official sources; free open data sources worldwide; companies that repackage official company information – pros and cons
- news sources and alerting services
- the value of social media and professional networks for business intelligence
- statistics, market and industry data
Please email Marie Cannon to book your place (Marie.firstname.lastname@example.org)
The presentation that I am giving at this evening’s CLSIG meeting in Birmingham is now available:
PowerPoint (download from this site – 3.2 MB)
I have given the presentation a Creative Commons 3 non-commercial by attribution license, which means you are free to download and re-use it as long you cite me as the author and you don’t sell it for a heap of cash!
The other speaker in the debate is Phil Duffy, Information Services Manager at Hammonds LLP.
CLSIG is re-running the popular Web 2.0 event it held last year in London. Both Phil Duffy and I are presenting again but this time it is to be held in Birmingham. Details are as follows:
Event: Web 2.0 – the truth behind the hype
Date: Monday 1 March 2010, 6.30-8pm. (Doors open 6 pm)
Venue: Hammonds, Rutland House, 148 Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2JR.
What is web 2.0 and what isn’t it?
In this seminar Karen Blakeman, Independent Information Trainer and Consultant at RBA Information Services, and Phil Duffy, Information Services Manager at Hammonds LLP will debate the pros and cons of using web 2.0 tools and technologies. This event was sold out and highly rated by attendees in London earlier this year.
There will be a networking reception after the event.
All seminars are £10 for CLSIG members, £15 for non-members and half-price for the unemployed. To book or for more information please email email@example.com. Cheques should be made payable to CLSIG and sent to Irena Valouchova, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7WS or DX242 City. Please note that refunds are only available up to a week before the event. Travelling details: http://www.hammonds.com/Default.aspx?sID=259&cID=952&ctID=11
CLSIG website: www.clsig.org.uk
Web 2.0 – the truth behind the hype. Evening meeting held at Hamonds LLP, Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YH. Speakers: Phil Duffy, Karen Blakeman
The slides and screenshots that I showed at yesterday’s CLSIG evening meeting as part of the Web 2.0 debate are now available in various places:
PowerPoint presentation on my own RBA web site
As usual, they are mostly screenshots so won’t make much sense unless you were there to hear the discussion.
Update: February 4th, 2010. This directory is no longer available
UK mobile phone numbers are now available in an online directory at http://www.118800.co.uk/, which claims to have 15m numbers in its database. 118 800 obtains the numbers from market research companies who contact individuals and ask if they would be prepared to allow their numbers to be used for commercial purposes, from online businesses who ask customers to opt in their numbers during the course of online transactions, and from brokers who buy and sell lists of phone numbers. To search for a number you just type the name and location of the person into the 118800 website. You may be asked to supply further address details to confirm the identity of the person you wish to contact. 118800 then texts the person you wish to contact asking them if they are prepared to accept the call. The service costs £1.
There have been serious concerns raised about this service and its potential use by spammers, and also about the accuracy of the data. See the BBC web site at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/working_lunch/8091621.stm and also 118 800: First UK mobile phone directory doesn’t connect with us – Crave at CNET UK
If you wish to be ex-directory, go to http://www.118800.co.uk/ then click on ‘Ex Directory’ at top right hand side of the page. You will be asked for your mobile number and to type in letters from a CAPTCHA (those horrible distorted letters and numbers that take at least three attempts before you get it right). You should then receive a text message from 118 800 with a number that you have to type into the 118 800 web site to complete your opt-out. The FAQ says that it can take up to 4 weeks to make you ex-directory (why so long?)
Thanks to Bert Washington, membership secretary of CLSIG (Commercial Legal and Scientific Information Group), for circulating a reminder about the directory.