Elizabeth Trudell

Elizabeth Trudell is a seasoned market and product strategist with more than 30 years of experience in the information industry. Currently a facilitator for the Information & Knowledge Strategies MS Program (IKNS) at the Columbia School of Continuing Education, her management experience spans roles with ProQuest, Thomson Reuters, Knight Ridder and Dialog Information Services. She directed Dialog's Quantum2 leadership development programme and is an author on topics including knowledge sharing and building customer loyalty. She has a BA from Tufts University and MLIS from Simmons. Contact at: ltrudell@netbox.com

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Articles by Elizabeth Trudell:


Jinfo Blog Content discovery - connecting the dots
Friday, 15th June 2018

To expand past research into content discovery, we have just concluded a research project, aimed primarily at organisations with strong STEM research functions. Through a survey and in-depth interviews, we delved more deeply into three top goals identified in the prior research. This post highlights a few findings which can be seen in more detail in the full report now available.


Jinfo Subscription Jinfo discovery report (part 4 - developing fresh insights through data analytics)
Friday, 1st June 2018

In the final article of four reporting on the results of Jinfo's 2018 research project to explore goals for content discovery in STEM research environments, it delves into the current deployment of systems and tools for data analytics. It reviews details about services currently being used and plans for the future. It closes with a summary of key perceptions and concerns for implementation along with some of the anticipated trends.


Jinfo Subscription Jinfo discovery report (part 3 - improving discovery through back-end integration)
Wednesday, 30th May 2018

In the third of four articles reporting on the results of Jinfo's 2018 research project to explore goals for content discovery in STEM research environments, this article delves into the current deployment of systems and tools for back-end integration. It reviews details about services currently being used and future plans. It closes with a summary of key perceptions and concerns for implementation along with some anticipated trends.


Jinfo Subscription Jinfo discovery report (part 2 - providing a single point of entry for search)
Friday, 25th May 2018

In the second of four articles reporting on the results of Jinfo's 2018 research project to explore goals for content discovery in STEM research environments, this article delves into the current deployment of systems and tools for a single point of entry for search. It reviews services currently in use and future plans. It closes with a summary of key perceptions and concerns for implementation along with some anticipated trends.


Jinfo Subscription Jinfo discovery report (part 1 - comparing top goals for content discovery)
Thursday, 24th May 2018

Jinfo has just completed a research project to explore goals for content discovery. The project was designed to explore and contrast how information centres managing STEM collections approach three key goals for content discovery as uncovered in a 2017 survey on the topic.

This article provides an overview of the survey carried out as part of the research. It reviews survey respondents demographics and compares responses to a set of questions about resource allocation and technology/solution vendors for each of the three goals.


Jinfo Blog Turn information services into a valuable strategic asset
Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Find out how Jinfo Consulting can help you turn your information services department into a valued and essential element of your organisation's success.


Jinfo Blog Early results of discovery research highlight need to simplify access
Monday, 19th March 2018

Jinfo's new survey on goals and priorities for discovery is ongoing. You can still take part: complete the survey and receive a copy of the results as a thank you.


Jinfo Blog Participate in Jinfo's research on discovery; get a copy of the summary report
Tuesday, 20th February 2018

Take part in Jinfo's research to dive deeper into the goals and challenges of content discovery. You'll receive a copy of the report as a thank you.


Jinfo Blog The fast-changing face of discovery services - new Jinfo research
Tuesday, 6th June 2017

Over the last few years, the meaning of the term "discovery services" has been evolving and changing among information professionals. A fresh Jinfo survey looks deeper into factors driving the deployment of discovery services in corporate settings and uncovers overlap into web-scale tools, enterprise content management systems and data analysis products.


Jinfo Subscription Beyond web-scale discovery
Monday, 5th June 2017

Jinfo recently conducted a survey to assess how corporate information professionals understand and use discovery services. In this fourth and final article about the research results, we look to supplement the survey feedback on web-scale discovery tools with responses about a wide range of content discovery systems and data analysis tools. The results show that, whilst a number of enterprise content systems are being deployed, there is truly an explosion in the number of data analysis tools being used or evaluated.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2834


Jinfo Subscription The current landscape for web-scale discovery services
Friday, 2nd June 2017

Jinfo recently conducted a survey to assess how corporate information professionals understand and use discovery services. In this third article about the research results, we look at services respondents are currently using or evaluating to meet their users’ needs for discovery. The survey results show that, despite some ambivalence about the capabilities of current technologies to fully address user needs, corporate information managers are moving forward with evaluation and deployment of web-scale delivery services.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2834


Jinfo Subscription User needs for discovery services
Thursday, 1st June 2017

Jinfo recently conducted a survey to assess how corporate information professionals understand and use discovery services. In this second of a four-part article, we look at the user needs which are driving the assessment and deployment of discovery services in the corporate sector. The results of the survey highlight key pain points for users which we explore further.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2834


Jinfo Subscription What "discovery" means to corporate information managers
Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Over the last few years, the meaning of the term "discovery services" has changed, causing uncertainty for information professionals. To add to the confusion, the meaning also varies within different contexts. To gain some clarity, Jinfo carried out a survey earlier this year, inviting information professionals to comment on how they understand the term and this, first of four articles, looks at some of the results of this.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2834


Jinfo Blog Early results reveal core requirements for content discovery
Monday, 10th April 2017

The early results of Jinfo's survey on information discovery indicate that a top priority for such systems. Yet, underneath the core requirements, we see a wide range of user needs for discovery.


Jinfo Blog Want to discover more about discovery? Participate in our survey
Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Take part in our survey on information discovery - its challenges, platforms and implementation. You'll receive a copy of the report as a thank you.


Jinfo Blog Jinfo for Manufacturing
Tuesday, 3rd May 2016

In the diverse realm of manufacturing companies, it is a challenge to find the resources to provide content that covers the full range of scientific and engineering research needs and to implement technologies to improve access to such diverse content. Libby Trudell looks at recent Jinfo articles, reviews and webinars which help you do just that.


Jinfo Blog Jinfo for Biopharma
Thursday, 14th April 2016

Effective relationships result from a shared understanding of the expertise brought by each party, whether it's information services working more effectively with the IT department or the organisation's leaders valuing specialised source expertise input for strategic decision-making.


Jinfo Blog Jinfo for Manufacturing
Friday, 5th February 2016

Information centres in manufacturing environments can tap into the mindset of their users by providing opportunities for engineers and designers to experiment with new tools. Building a collaborative relationship with the IT department can be crucial to this process.


Jinfo Blog FreePint for Biopharma
Wednesday, 13th January 2016

The information centre of a biopharma company is a key stakeholder for any system or tool which will be used to store or share information in the organisation. Information centre staff should be closely involved with selection, development, rollout and ongoing governance of such systems. However, the relationship with IT and other departments may need special attention in order to ensure that the information centre is part of the process.


Jinfo Blog FreePint for Manufacturing
Wednesday, 4th November 2015

Information centres in manufacturing environments are often more lightly staffed than their counterparts in biopharma or legal environments. This makes it all the more crucial to make effective use of resources, whether controlled by the information centre or not. Libby Trudell highlights items of interest to information professionals in the manufacturing field from the recent FreePint Series "All about Usage", including best practices for working across the organisation, enabling authentication and managing usage rights.


Jinfo Blog FreePint for Biopharma
Wednesday, 7th October 2015

Many global pharmaceutical companies with multiple divisions and widespread user populations, struggle to educate their users about the correct use of content that seems to be freely available on the open web. Libby Trudell explains how the FreePint Series "All About Usage," which ran from July to September, offers many insights about best practices for copyright and authentication which will be appreciated by information professionals in the pharma field.


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Reports by Elizabeth Trudell:


Jinfo Subscription Jinfo discovery report 2018
Monday, 4th June 2018

Through this research we sought to examine drivers around three goals for content discovery: creating a single point of entry to diverse content collections, improving back-end integration of multiple databases, and generating fresh insights through use of data analytics. We used a survey to...


Jinfo Subscription Jinfo survey - exploring discovery services - 2017
Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Jinfo conducted a survey in March-April of 2017, inviting information professionals to comment on how they understand the term discovery services. The research involved open-ended interviews, a survey and follow-up interviews with more than 40 organisations with the largest respondent pool...


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of Comintelli Knowledge XChanger
Monday, 7th July 2014

This review covers Comintelli's flagship Competitive Intelligence product, Knowledge XChanger, plus its SaaS-based product, intelligence2day. Libby Trudell deciphers why these products can make CI analysts more efficient. Reviewed by Elizabeth Trudell Comintelli Knowledge...


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