Recent posts in my FUMSI Category

April 4, 2012

Farewell to FUMSI

Just a short personal post to say that after four years I’ve stepped down as a writer and editor at FUMSI.

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January 5, 2012

Google+ survey for FUMSI

If you’ve got two minutes, and you use Google+, then I’d really appreciate it if you could find the time to fill in a quick survey I’m running about the use of the service. The results will feed into some articles that I am writing for FUMSI.

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January 25, 2011

Martin Belam talk in Leeds - Q&A session with student journalist Tom Page

On Wednesday I'll be in Leeds talking at the Leeds Community News Hub. In the run-up to the event I was interviewed by Tom Page, a second year sports journalist currently studying at Leeds Trinity & All Saints University College. Here is the Q&A session we had.

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October 15, 2010

Would you like to write for FUMSI?

I'm embarking on my next round of commissioning for FUMSI magazine, where I am contributing editor for the 'Share' section, and so wondered if anyone reading the blog or following me on Twitter would be interested in writing for us.

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April 21, 2010

Would you like to write for FUMSI?

I'm looking for contributors to the Share section of FUMSI magazine - get in touch if you are interested in writing an article.

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December 21, 2009

Notes and take-away quotes: "Social media for competitive intelligence" by Marydee Ojala

An overview of Marydee Ojala's excellent presentation at the 2009 Online Information exhibition, addressing how to use social media tools to gather competitive intelligence.

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October 23, 2009

Contribute your information sharing new year resolutions to December's FUMSI magazine

Information trends for 2010
Help me write next month's FUMSI article by sharing your goals, ambitions and trends to watch for the new year.

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December 9, 2008

FUMSI editor's briefing at Online Information 2008

At Online Information this year I had my 'FUMSI Contributing Editor' hat on, and as part of that I took part in a couple of panel sessions at the FreePint stand. I had three minutes in which I was hoping to identify 3 emerging trends and opportunities to help information professionals through the choppy waters of an economic downturn. Here are the three I picked: Microblogging New tools and services are gaining wider adoption that facilitate 'microblogging', the short,...
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November 25, 2008

FUMSI at Online Information 2008

This time next week I shall be at Online Information at the Olympia Grand Hall. On Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30pm I shall be with my fellow contributing FUMSI editors to give a short presentation on skills from each of our areas that will help see you through an economic downturn. We'll also, over the course of the conference, be announcing the winner of the FUMSI 'Most Useful Article' citation. As well as that, on the FreePint stand at 11:30am...
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October 20, 2008

Nominate your most useful FUMSI article of the year

When I was in the UK the other week I started spotting early Christmas adverts on TV, and it is shortly coming to that time of year when a gentleman's mind wanders towards making long lists of the best / worst of 2008. FUMSI magazine is no exception, and the nomination process for citing the 'Most Useful Article' of the year has been announced. Any article published in the FUMSI database between December 2007 and September 2008 is eligible for...
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July 13, 2008

My top ten FUMSI articles: Part 2

I've recently joined the FUMSI team as contributing editor for the 'share' section. The magazine is aimed at Information professionals, and provides ideas, case studies and tips on how to Find, Use, Manage or Share information. FUMSI has a philosophy about information, and it is one that I feel very comfortable being part of: "Information work is no longer confined to a library, research centre or information unit; everyone has an information role, whether it's to find, use, manage or...
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July 12, 2008

My top ten FUMSI articles: Part 1

The July edition of FUMSI magazine should be available now, and it is the first edition I've taken part in as a contributing editor. I've joined the team looking after the 'S' in FUMSI, which stands for 'share'. Each month the website and magazine feature a new article in each of the four Information Professional activity spaces - how to Find, Use, Manage or Share information. The PDF edition also includes comment from the four contributing editors, Marcy Phelps, Tim...
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March 28, 2008

'RSS Feeds: Managing the Mechanism' article for FUMSI

I've contributed an article about managing your consumption of RSS feeds to the Manage area of the FUMSI site - 'RSS Feeds: Managing the Mechanism'. If you get the FreePint newsletter you may have already seen the promotional blurb for the article. "Martin Belam explains the ins and outs of RSS -- not the technology or mechanics of it, but the nitty-gritty of managing yet another information stream on a desktop already close to bursting with resources. He provides practical...
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