Hello, 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 the past 17 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 for 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!