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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Content discovery - connecting the dotsFriday, 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 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 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 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 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.
Turn information services into a valuable strategic assetWednesday, 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.
Early results of discovery research highlight need to simplify accessMonday, 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.
Participate in Jinfo's research on discovery; get a copy of the summary reportTuesday, 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.
The fast-changing face of discovery services - new Jinfo researchTuesday, 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.
Beyond web-scale discoveryMonday, 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
The current landscape for web-scale discovery servicesFriday, 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.
User needs for discovery servicesThursday, 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.
What "discovery" means to corporate information managersWednesday, 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.
Early results reveal core requirements for content discoveryMonday, 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.
Want to discover more about discovery? Participate in our surveyThursday, 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 for ManufacturingTuesday, 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 for BiopharmaThursday, 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 for ManufacturingFriday, 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.
FreePint for BiopharmaWednesday, 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.
FreePint for ManufacturingWednesday, 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.
FreePint for BiopharmaWednesday, 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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Jinfo discovery report 2018Monday, 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 survey - exploring discovery services - 2017Wednesday, 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...
FreePint Report: Product Review of Comintelli Knowledge XChangerMonday, 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
"The Information Centre of Excellence - commercial, consultative, collaborative"
Jinfo's flexible model of the Information Centre of Excellence provides a framework for any information team - any size, industry, or range of services - to operate nimbly in our changing world. (January - March 2020).
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