The Program – Each Session Runs For 90 Minutes

Day One: Power Searching For Info Pros

Web Search in 2013: New Trends, New ChallengesLearn what info pros need to watch for in 2013 in the world of search engines and the most recent changes in web search.

How Search Engines Work Today This session looks under the bonnet of a search engine, and explores the impact of the “filter bubble” on info pros’ search strategies.

Hidden Features of the Major Search Engines Learn how to get even more from search engines by taking advantage of their hidden and undocumented features.

Strategic Online Searching: Free vs. Fee Learn about innovative ways to conduct research on the web more efficiently and effectively, and how to get the most out of both the free and fee-based online services.

Day Two: Enhancing Value and Service

SEO and Libraries This session teaches info pros how to use search engine optimisation tools to make their information more accessible and to understand SEO’s impact on search results.

Searching the Rest of the Web: Audio, Video and Mobile Searching… and more! Learn about the non-“traditional” content on the web, and how info pros can make the best use of multimedia, image, map, scholarly content, and mobile searching.

Searching The Social WebLearn how to search efficiently in the social web and glean intelligence from blogs, microblogs, social networks and other interactive platforms.

Turning Information Into Valuable InsightsThis session will show you simple steps to provide higher-value information services and become indispensable to your management, clients and colleagues. *Sessions for the one day workshop in Christchurch.

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Customised Private Workshops

In addition to our scheduled public workshops, Web Search Pacific offers customised workshops developed for your organisation or group. These workshops are particularly useful for organisations that need a secure and confidential environment in which to discuss specific research or information management concerns. Custom workshops are also useful for groups that need staff training developed specifically for the needs and expertise level of their employees.

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Staff from the following organisations have benefited from Web Search Pacific training.

  • Parliamentary Library Canberra
  • Most Federal government departments including the Prime Ministers Department
  • Woodside Energy
  • WA Department of Environment
  • Productivity Commission
  • Orica
  • Arup
  • KPMG
  • Westpac
  • Victorian Department of Treasury
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Sydney
  • Amgen
  • ASIC
  • Investec
  • Business Council of Australia
  • NERA Consulting

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