Category Archives: Information literacy

What I’ll be reading: Expert internet searching

You’re never too old to learn. I may have been embedded in the world of professional searching for around 20 years, but that doesn’t mean I know it all. Keeping existing skills refreshed as well as learning new ones is … Continue reading

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Missing you already…or not?

Happy new year! Here’s an interesting bit of news to start off 2017. An article in Science magazine 6 Jan 2017 describes how hundreds of universities, technical schools and research institutes and public libraries in Germany will be starting the … Continue reading

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Happy to be writing for Jinfo (formerly FreePint) again

So much going on in the world of information and searching and so few posts written. My only excuse is that I’ve been very busy because there is so much going on in the…OK, you can guess the rest! It’s … Continue reading

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Saving libraries and searching skills

Caitlin Moran eloquently expresses in Caitlin’s Moranifesto: Save our Libraries why Libraries still have their place in the age of the internet, and why we shouldn’t be content with just “Googling it”. “Do we all want to be Googlesheep, herded … Continue reading

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Default to Google: it’s a hard habit to break

From time to time SearchEngineWatch produces useful reviews of search engines other than Google. Recently DuckDuckGo has been in spotlight. This was a useful article because the author really tried hard to give DuckDuckGo a proper trial and with some … Continue reading

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Public libraries are important – why?

Over recent years many famous authors have given their support to the public library sector as they try to help explain to the politicians and general public (especially those who rarely darken the doors of a public library) why we … Continue reading

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Reading on-screen content: are you still with me or have you given up reading this?

Back in 2008 The Atlantic ran an article looking at what the internet is doing to our brains. The author wrote that he’d noticed that reading articles on-line was apparently affecting the way we take in information and was having … Continue reading

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Tip of the day: a neat ebook on Google search tips and tricks

Gizmag, which itself is an interesting read for anyone of techy-mindedness, is currently offering a free download to A Guide to Google Tools, Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without You can fill in a form to download the book … Continue reading

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Will Virtual Reality one day be the new way to search?

If you want to understand the virtual reality “landscape”, you could hardly do better than have a read of  a very interesting (and quite long) feature in The Verge which takes a look at the many worlds of virtual reality, … Continue reading

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Google progresses its mission to digitise libraries and make them searchable

A Happy New Year to you. Here’s to 2015, may the search continue! Oooh, that sounds a bit Star Wars-like, but there we are. As a friend once quoted Yoda to me: “do or do not, there is no try”, … Continue reading

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