Hello, many thanks for landing on my blog. If you’re interested in the World of Search and Find, along with some of its surrounding themes, I hope this will be a site of interest to you.
I’ve been a solo information professional for most of my working life, and no longer manage a hard copy library, being a service almost completely resourced by online sources. I’ve provided business information services to high-tech companies and start-ups for over 20 years.
I’ve a strong interest in promoting “information literacy” which is a jargon term for teaching others – and yourself – how to be a smart and competent searcher plus with the skills to evaluate the sources you use and the information you find. I have sat on CILIP’s Information Literacy committee as commercial representative, contributed the solo librarian’s chapter to The Information Literacy Cookbook (Chandos, 2007) and write articles and reviews for Jinfo (formerly Freepint) now and then.
I set up this blog to record somewhere some of the developments that catch my eye. Some of these developments may be disruptive to the world of information. I like to find out about the psychology of searching, the “Google-effect” and new websites such as specialist search engines and entertainingly informative sites.
Last but not least, and the best reason for setting up a blog will be reading what is posted in response to what I’ve posted. Its value will be created through the variety of thoughts and opinions. Positively disruptive!
(September 2008 and occasionally updated)