Andrew Tattersall

Andy Tattersall is an information specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Andy writes, teaches and gives talks about digital academia, technology, scholarly communications, open research, web and information science, apps, altmetrics and social media. Andy received a Senate Award from The University of Sheffield for his pioneering work on MOOCs in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and named in Jisc's Top 10 Social Media Superstars for 2017. He edited a book on Altmetrics for Facet which is aimed at researchers and librarians. Andy also delivers private consultancy: https://www.andytattersall.com/ Twitter: @Andy_Tattersall

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Articles by Andrew Tattersall:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Springer AdisInsight (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Tuesday, 16th June 2020

In the final part of our product review of AdisInsight from Springer Nature, a database of international drug research offering a single access location for current evidence on drug developments and treatments, we find out what help and training is available to users as well as competition in this area, including Cortellis from Clarivate Analytics, Trialtrove from Pharma Intelligence and Orbit Intellixir from Questel. We also find out about its plans to improve end-user privacy and introduce content visualisation.

Note: Full review in Subscription Report (PDF)


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Springer AdisInsight (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Monday, 15th June 2020

In the third part of our product review of AdisInsight from Springer Nature, a database of international drug research offering a single access location for current evidence on drug developments and treatments, we explore the technology behind the product. We focus on the options available to search, share and export its five content sets and how administrators can better monitor usage.

Note: Full review in Subscription Report (PDF)


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Springer AdisInsight (sources - content and coverage)
Friday, 12th June 2020

In the second part of our product review of AdisInsight from Springer Nature, a database of international drug research offering a single access location for current evidence on drug developments and treatments, we look at its content. In particular, its five content sets; drugs, clinical trials, deals, safety reports and patents. We also find out about its extensive editorial process.

Note: Full review in Subscription Report (PDF)


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Springer AdisInsight (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Thursday, 11th June 2020

AdisInsight from Springer Nature is a comprehensive scientific database of international drug research, offering a single access location for current evidence on drug developments and treatments. In the first part of Jinfo's updated product review, we take a look at the company behind the product, its key advantages, what's changed since our last review in 2017, and the product's value to those organisations working within the healthcare sector.

Note: Full review in Subscription Report (PDF)


Jinfo Subscription Shedding light on emerging technologies
Thursday, 12th September 2019

Emerging technologies such as AI, text mining and machine learning are increasingly affecting the information environment and have a huge range of potential uses, particularly for current awareness. However, definitions of these technologies aren't always clear and in this article we attempt to explain them and how they can be used to improve processes.


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Article Galaxy (help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 12th July 2019

The final part of our product review of Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy, a platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature, looks at the value provided by the product, along with the help and training available, the competitive landscape, including Mendeley, EndNote, RefWorks and Zotero, its pricing options and future development plans, including most notably the launch of the Article Galaxy Scholar academic platform.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3219


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Article Galaxy (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 11th July 2019

In the third part of our product review of Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy, a platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature, we look at the technology behind the product, including its search and user interface, with a particular focus on PubMed Searcher, Altmetric Trending Articles Finder, and Journal Article Searcher. It also highlights the gadget store, a customisable dashboard of over 100 cloud-based applications that can be used to support the discovery, collection, and management of research articles within Article Galaxy. We also take a look a how users can export documents.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3219


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Article Galaxy (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 10th July 2019

In the second part of our product review of Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy, a Software as a Service platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature, we look at its huge collection of resources, including over 70 million full-text documents, from leading global publishers such as Elsevier, Springer Nature, John Wiley & Sons, SAGE, Taylor & Francis, and Wolters Kluwer. We also touch on its wide range of gadgets from its gadget store and how they enable users to access Article Galaxy's content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3219


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Article Galaxy (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature. In the first part of our full product review, we take a more detailed look at the company and product, its key advantages, who uses it and its most recent developments, including its Reference Manager gadget and the Article Galaxy gadget store.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3219


Jinfo Blog My Favourite Tipples from a technology enthusiast
Wednesday, 19th June 2019

My Favourite Tipples are shared by Andy Tattersall, an information specialist at The School of Health and Related Research at The University of Sheffield. He highlights some tools which help disseminate information using images, visualisation and sound.


Jinfo Subscription Mini review of Dimensions - discovery and analytics
Tuesday, 12th February 2019

We review Dimensions, developed by Digital Science as part of a larger portfolio of research support applications. The current version was launched in 2018 and we explore its functionality as a multi-faceted discovery tool, database and analytics platform.


Jinfo Subscription Impact of social media and Web 2.0 on current awareness
Thursday, 13th September 2018

Systems for curating and delivering current awareness have come a long way with the advent of social media. Whilst RSS and more traditional methods of searching still have their place, curation platforms that use the "wisdom of the crowd" are a valuable addition in extracting and aggregating fresh information whatever the topic. This article looks at emerging sources of information for current awareness, how social media aggregators bring value to your current awareness service, and how sustainable and reliable the technology is.


Jinfo Subscription Q&A with Iconitel - optimising information resources
Monday, 3rd September 2018

Iconitel Consulting & Software Services specialises in the management of information resources and offers a unique set of solutions ranging from comprehensive research portfolio management engagements to automated software solutions. Andy Tattersall recently caught up with Iconitel's executive partner, Joanie Olivier, to find out about the company and its products, AREUS and AREUSConnect, and what the future holds.


Jinfo Subscription Q&A with InferLink - connecting the dots using AI technology
Thursday, 5th July 2018

InferLink is an R&D company that develops technologies for aggregating, integrating and analysing information from multiple sources. Jinfo recently spoke to Dr Steven Minton, co-founder and president of the company, to find out more about what they do and about its spinoff companies, Evid Science, Cytenna, and Innotrieve. We find out about its unique research and innovation initiatives using AI and statistical inference methods and how information professionals can make the best use of InferLink's products.


Jinfo Blog My Favourite Tipples from a specialist in leading edge digital tools
Wednesday, 10th January 2018

My Favourite Tipples are shared by Andy Tattersall, an information specialist at the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and chair of CILIP's Multimedia Information & Technology Group. He shares some of his preferred online resources in the areas of research best practice and news insights.


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Altmetric (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 30th June 2017

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Altmetric, a platform for tracking research impact, Andy Tattersall looks at the help and training available within the product, competitors, including Impactstory, Kudos, and Plum Analytics. We also look at Altmetric's subscription costs and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Altmetric (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 29th June 2017

In the third part of our review of Altmetric, we take a closer look at the platform itself and how it provides insights into published research. Specifically, its five main features, including content aggregation, visual analytics, search with advanced options, save and alert functionality and the ability to export data.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Altmetric (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 28th June 2017

Part 2 of Jinfo's review of Altmetric which provides insights into the online attention research outputs attract. Andy Tattersall looks at the range of sources used, including online sources, such as news, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and how each of these sources is weighted using the attention score.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Altmetric (key advantages; introduction, contact details)
Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Altmetric is a data science company that provides tools to enable research organisations, publishers, funders and other organisations to track the attention of research artefacts such as journals, books, and datasets. Part 1 of this review outlines its key advantages, who could benefit from using the platform, and a brief overview of where the product is headed.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841


Jinfo Blog My Favourite Tipples from an information specialist in the health sector
Wednesday, 20th July 2016

My Favourite Tipples are shared by Andy Tattersall, an information specialist at the School of Health and Related Research at The University of Sheffield. He shares his favourite online resources in areas from reference management to research impact.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Mendeley (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Thursday, 16th June 2016

Andy Tattersall concludes his review of the free reference management tool and scholarly collaboration network Mendeley, looking at help and training, development and pricing. He looks at how the product is user-driven and how it now compares to established reference management packages and competitors including Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, ReadCube and RefME.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2676


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Reports by Andrew Tattersall:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Springer AdisInsight
Thursday, 11th June 2020

AdisInsight is a comprehensive scientific database of international drug research. It holds curated, evidence-based records of drugs at all stages of development. Content is added and updated daily by experts and it also uses web-scraping algorithms. Jinfo last reviewed the product back in 2015...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Article Galaxy
Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy is a Software as a Service platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature and is used by a range of people, from individuals carrying out research to universities and large enterprises. This review: Provides some background on...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Altmetric
Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Altmetric is a data science company and part of Digital Science. It provides tools to enable research organisations, publishers and funders to track the attention of research artefacts such as journals, books, and datasets. It monitors a range of scholarly and non-scholarly sources to provide a...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Mendeley
Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

Mendeley is a reference management tool and scholarly collaboration network, acting as a complete research platform and now offering discovery, analytics and data management. It is free for individual or small group accounts, with paid-for levels for Team and Institutional users. This...


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