Martin Belam is Information Architect for guardian.co.uk. Before joining The Guardian, he worked as an Internet Consultant with organisations like the BBC, Sony, Vodafone and the Science Museum.
Martin also blogs about information architecture and the media at currybet.net and can be found on Twitter as @currybet.
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Articles by Martin Belam:
HTML5 for Information ProfessionalsTuesday, 4th January 2011
HTML5, with its 30 news tags, is not ‘just’ another version of HTML, it promises to bring changes that will be welcomed by information professionals as well as techies. Not only will it be easier to extract data from web pages but it will also be simpler to deliver the same article content over multiple platforms, and in multiple formats. Share Contributing Editor Martin Belam provides a non-technical overview of what to expect.
Transferring zeroes and ones - getting around file format issues [ABSTRACT]Wednesday, 1st September 2010
It is the seemingly small problems that can irritate us the most and take up a disproportionate amount of time to fix, like not being able to open a file because you have the wrong version of the software, or not being able to send a large file by email because of size restrictions. So these tips from Martin Belam will help to calm those frustrations.
Transferring zeroes and ones - getting around file format issuesWednesday, 1st September 2010
A short look at URL Shorteners [ABSTRACT]Wednesday, 4th August 2010
Although URL shortening services first started in 2002 with the introduction of tinyurl.com, it is the increasing use of the social media, particularly those with restricted message lengths, that has led to an explosion in their use. Martin Belam looks at how these services work and explores the advantages and disadvantages of using them.
A short look at URL ShortenersWednesday, 4th August 2010
Presentation tools: Beyond PowerPoint [ABSTRACT]Tuesday, 9th March 2010
In an age where an ability to produce a compelling slide presentation can be a means of improving job stability or garnering attention for an underappreciated project or department, Powerpoint skills can be critical. But the Microsoft presentation software isn't the only game in town, as Martin Belam explains in this look at paid and free alternatives.
Presentation tools: Beyond PowerPointTuesday, 9th March 2010
Trends for 2010: Information Sharing [ABSTRACT]Monday, 7th December 2009
As 2009 limps to a close, all eyes are on the road ahead - with a hope that it will prove smoother than where we've been in the past twelve months. Martin Belam shares his predictions and resolutions for those of us who 'Share' information for a living.
Trends for 2010: Information SharingMonday, 7th December 2009
Copyright and Content: Sharing in a Digital Age [ABSTRACT]Thursday, 21st May 2009
In our digital age, copyright takes on a new urgency for publishers and corporate content consumers. Martin Belam sits down with Mark Bide, Project Director for ACAP, a protocol to allow machines to automatically understand the terms and conditions of content re-use over the Internet, to talk about how it can underpin legal use of protected data assets.
Copyright and Content: Sharing in a Digital Age Thursday, 21st May 2009
Euro IA Review [ABSTRACT]Sunday, 2nd November 2008
At the recent EuroIA Summit in Amsterdam, delegates focused on ‘redrawing the map' - the power of Information Architecture to enable information sharing across all kinds of borders. Martin Belam reviews the sessions and provides a preview for the 2009 summit.
Euro IA ReviewSunday, 2nd November 2008
RSS Feeds: Managing the Mechanism [ABSTRACT]Saturday, 1st March 2008
The great promise of RSS feeds was that they would save us from information overload. However, when subscribing to more feeds every day is just a click away, we can all too easily become swamped by the very mechanism that was meant to help us.
RSS Feeds: Managing the MechanismSaturday, 1st March 2008
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