Karen Blakeman on August 30th, 2013

I recently co-presented a webinar on researching legal information. The event was organised by TFPL, and Alan Blanchard and myself reviewed free and paid for resources together with key search techniques. Throughout the session we polled the audience on a number of issues, the first question being “Does price guarantee quality when you are purchasing […]

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Karen Blakeman on March 23rd, 2013

A reminder that I am running two business information workshops in London in April. The first is “Introduction to Business Research” on Thursday, 18th April. This workshop provides an introduction to many areas of business research including statistics, official company information, market information, news sources and how to build search strategies. It will cover explanations of […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 6th, 2013

I am running three workshops in April on business information and search. All three have a practical element so that you can try out resources and techniques for yourself. Introduction to Business Research This is being organised by TFPL and will be held in London on Thursday, 18th April. This course provides an introduction to […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 9th, 2011

The University of the West of England (UWE) hosted the UKeiG 8th September workshop on business information. The list of participants included people from academic libraries, public libraries, the legal sector and freelance researchers. The day got off to an interesting start with one of the participants telling me that a colleague of theirs thought […]

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Karen Blakeman on July 25th, 2011

There is a lot happening in the UK business information sector at the moment. From two of my earlier postings on company information you will probably have gathered that competition between the providers is hotting up. And if you need statistics then the open data initiatives provide direct access to raw data – possibly. If […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 13th, 2011

I am running a workshop “All about  Google” for UKeiG in Newcastle on March 31st. Details and booking forms are available on the UKeiG web site at I wrote the title and description a few months ago before Google really started going to town with messing up search results, so the subtitle “regain control […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 8th, 2010

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 […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 17th, 2009

My autumn workshop and seminar schedule is now available at  I am running 6 workshops under my own “banner” in London at InTuition House, Borough High Street. (I had good feedback about the venue from those who attended sessions earlier this year). There are the three “usual suspects” which always prove popular: Market Research […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 19th, 2008

The following business research skills courses are being run at Manchester Business School from September to October. And yes – I have a vested interest in that I am running the market research workshop! Maximising Your Qualitative Research Skills and Results Date: Wednesday 10 September Trainer: Chris Murphy Demonstrates this vital form of enquiry needed […]

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