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
If you have not already spotted the links on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc to the various presentations I gave at “Online” in London earlier this month here they are all in one place. I gave two talks as part of the free seminar programme that was part of the exhibition, a conference presentation and a pre-conference workshop. They all have a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial license assigned to them (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ for further information on the license).
Google’s New Search Features: has it gone too far?
1st December 2010
This presentation was given in the exhibition area as part of the free seminar and masterclass programme. I have added comments to some of the screen shots so that they make a little more sense to those who were not there.
Search Engine Wars: let battle commence
30th November 2010
This is a presentation I gave as part of the Online Information conference. It is quite different from the one I gave with the same title to INFORUM in Prague earlier this year. I wish I could say it was because so much has changed since then: unfortunately very little has changed.
Guide to Using Social Media to Promote Your Organisation and Services
29th November 2010
This was a one day workshop pre-conference workshop. The slides merely formed a framework for the day. There were more services and issues discussed within the group than are shown in the presentation. The link given below, which is a direct link to a ppt file on the RBA Information Services web site, will not be available indefinitely. The presentations on my social media page are updated every time I run a workshop or give a seminar on the topic.
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.
You might also like to view the twitterstream that evolved over the evening by going to http://search.twitter.com/ and searching on the hashtag #hiow . You will note the participants had their priorities right by tweeting on the quality of the biscuits and tea/coffee 🙂
A big thank you to all of you around the world who tweeted to us at the seminar about where you were, what you were doing and how you use Twitter. It really showed how great Twitter can be.
Mashups are not just for the remnants of your Christmas or Sunday dinner! A mashup is also a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool, and you may be surprised at how commonplace they have become. Blogs, Yahoo Finance, Facebook, Geograph, and the latest UK police forces’ crime statistics all use mashups.
Karen Blakeman will look at examples from a variety of sectors and subject areas and show how easy it is to create your own. The issues of quality and ownership of data will also be addressed.
BBOD meetings are free and open to all with a professional interest in the topic.