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Eight Tips for Super Searching

Posted by bronwynr on May 8, 2009

Plain old Web searching doesn’t do the trick anymore: It yields too much random data, or not what you need. Here’s how to get what you want when you want it—sometimes before you ask for it.


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Reference BackTalk: Baby, I Can Fix Your Car

Posted by bronwynr on May 7, 2009

Most librarians immediately push patrons needing vehicle repair manuals toward their Chilton and Haynes collections, but reference librarian—and wannabe mechanic—Barb Kundanis says connect them instead to AllData, an online tool sporting car/truck repair data for this year’s model and old klunkers dating back to 1982. » » »

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BackTalk: On the Same Screen

Posted by bronwynr on April 14, 2009

Patrons are used to quick and dirty in the Google age, but are librarians doing a disservice by not helping them evaluate the results? » » »

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IA and Search in Action

Posted by bronwynr on February 11, 2009

IA & Search in Action is taking place on the 27th of March in Sydney.

This one day intensive course will give you an exclusive and in-depth knowledge of the search and IA strategies of two leading organisations- the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Griffith University.

By attending the event, you will hear how to:

* Unify content with taxonomies and metadata

* Migrate and manage content across multiple sites

* Design content templates & website style designs

* Conduct user research to improve IA

* Make site administration & publishing easy but effective

* See LIVE IA & search demonstrations

* Benefit from lessons learnt and pitfalls to watch out for

Places are limited to ensure a high level of interaction, so register your place today!

For a copy of the full course brochure, email Louise Badcock at louise dot badcock at keyforums dot com dot au, call us on  +61 2 9436 4255  or visit

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Posted by bronwynr on December 26, 2008

Hakia brings search results from credible sites recommended by librarians.

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