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Monica Blake


BA Hons (Biology, University of York)
Deutsch für Ausländer (certificate of proficiency in German, Universität Hamburg)
DipInfSc (Diploma in Information Science, City University, London)
FCLIP (Fellow of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
MA (Spatial Culture, Middlesex University)


Previous Employment

Before setting up as a consultant, Monica Blake worked in a variety of posts as translator, editor and teacher. Employers included Information Retrieval Ltd, Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (Hamburg), Shakespeare School of English, Inner London Education Authority and Plenum Publishing.



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Community Knowledge Networks: The role of London’s public libraries in meeting voluntary sector information and resource needs, London: MLA London, 2007 (with Pirkko Elliott, Kevin Harris & Rebecca Linley).
Teleworking for library and information professionals, London: Aslib, 1999.
Teleworking directory, London: SRIS, 1999 (with N. Cookman and D. Haynes).
Teleworking: the teleworker's perspective, NECTAR, Vol 1, No 2, 1999.
Libraries, the Internet and older people, The New Review of Information Networking, Vol 4, 1998, pp 23-28.
Internet access for older people, Aslib Proceedings, Vol 50, No 10, Nov/Dec 1998, pp 308-315.
Internet resources for older people, Ariadne, No 14, 1998,
The Internet and older people, British Library Research and Innovation Report 97, 1998.
Responsibility for digital archiving and long term access to digital data, British Library Research and Innovation Report 67, 1997 (with D. Haynes, D. Streatfield and T. Jowett).
Teleworking - a guide to sources of information, British Library R&D Report 6226, 1996 (with J. Creek and D. Haynes).
Teleworking, Information UK Outlooks, No 11, August 1995.
Information for teleworkers, British Library R&D Report 6199, 1995.
Teleworking in the nineties: a look at current views, Managing Information, April 1994, pp 24-26.
Homeworkers and their information needs, Library and Information Research News, Vol 16, No 56, 1993, pp 14-16.
The information needs of homeworkers, British Library R&D Report 6094, 1993.
The common market for information, London: Taylor Graham, 1992 (Editor).
Practices of printers in relation to electronic archiving, Electronic Library, Vol 8, No 4, 1990, pp 239-243.
Archiving of electronic publications, Electronic Library, Vol 7, No 6, 1989, pp 376-386.
Availability and use of printed foreign language material in humanities and social science departments in universities and polytechnics in the UK, British Library R&D Report 5955, 1986.
Aspects of electronic archives, Electronic Publishing Review, Vol 6, No 3, 1986, pp 151-167.
Journal cancellations in UK university libraries, Serials Librarian, Vol 10, No 4, 1986, pp 73-80.
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