Example prices:

     Custom search-engine, per day: £100.
     Specialist newsletter, per day: £80.
     Search workshops, per day: £200 + exp.
     Online research, per day: £100.


Past commissions include work for:

Channel 4.
Sandwell Met. Borough Council.
Public Art : West Midlands
Advantage West Midlands

Currently employed by:

The University of Oxford (Intute).
Birmingham City University.

Anigma is run by a university lecturer. I'm available for hire, as a freelance researcher and information professional.

I can also manage overseas freelancers, if larger online search projects are to be undertaken.

For the last three years I've been employed by the University of Oxford on the Intute project.  I also lecture on media, communication, and new technologies modules for Birmingham City University.

For the last seven years I've also edited and run the Creative Stoke website and creative industries service.
Custom search engines:
Anigma makes hand-crafted search engines, making it easier to find vital information on the Web. I can make a CSE with 1000+ URLs, or a full-text engine using YaCy.

  Example  [ production time: 3 months to exit beta ]
  Example  [ production time: 1 month to beta ]

Specialist news gathering and newsletter production:
Timely information — pro-actively gathered from open sources, filtered, linked, then packaged as a comprehensive newsletter or blog.

  Example  [ production time: 3 days ]

Industry mapping surveys:
Comprehensive search-based mapping surveys and directories of professional networks. I specialise in the creative industries.

  Example  [ production time: 9 months to launch ]

Workshops in search:

Are your staff regularly asked to use the Web to research vital information?  Could their search skills be sharper?

Anigma can provide practical workshops in the use of free search tools, search strategies, search modifiers, information evaluation, managing feeds, and re-findability.

You might consider:

 • One-to-one training.

 • Small group workshops.

 • Large groups talks.

 • Mentoring by email.

 •  Send me an email