Welcome to our new website for Web Search Pacific!

Power Searching in New Zealand

We are very excited about our forthcoming tour to New Zealand where we will hold the first workshop in Christchurch followed by 2-day workshops in Wellington and Auckland. You will find details of the programs under the Workshops tab.

After5 Networking meetings

We are also pleased to announce the dates for our After5 meetings in Sydney and thrilled that Jackie Slee from the Australian Stock Exchange has agreed to talk to us on Monitoring and Managing your Social Media presence.

Finding old websites

Have you heard the news that the Wayback Machine (http://archive.org/web/web.php) has recently been updated .

The Wayback Machine has been a fantastic resource to locate old websites back to the 1990’s.  I have found it extremely useful for establishing that certain trade names were used prior to a nominated date at their old websites. It can even on occasions reveal former staff and other useful corporate data. .  But sadly for some time it has had a time lag of 6 or more months and more.  Recently there has been announcement saying that it has been updated with much more data and that it now covers from late 1996 to December 2012 with over 240,000,000,000 URLs!  You can find more information at http://blog.archive.org/2013/01/09/updated-wayback/

If you haven’t looked at it before, have a look at some old websites at archive.org– try www.nla.gov.au or www.aph.gov.au and look at some of their early websites!

The National Library of Australia has also been archiving websites since 1995 at its Pandora Web Archive(trove.nla.gov.au/website).  Try looking for who exhibited at Information Online in 2005!!

Web Search Pacific Newsletter

Are you on our mailing list to receive our newsletter?  Mary Ellen sent out one in January  with some fascinating observations about differing results obtained from Google depending on the sequence of search words.

Our newsletter is issued irregularly but is FREE so if you would like to receive it make sure you register for it.

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