Scott Vine

Scott Vine has over 20 years of experience working in the library and information sector, both in the public and private sectors. He is currently senior information officer for the Telecoms, Media and Technology practice area of the global law firm Clifford Chance LLP.

In his current role he is responsible for managing the information and research needs of his group of lawyers, is involved in various firm-wide information projects and is editor and manager of the firm's Online Services' Client Alerter products for Communications and Media, and Energy. He has previously written for a number of publications including Electronic Business Law, Computers & Law, and Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, as well as writing film and restaurant reviews for the legal website Law & More. He maintains a personal blog - Information Overlord - where he comments on a variety of information and legal topics as well as posting reviews of books read as a reviewer for Net Galley. He is also a member of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Web Committee.

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Articles by Scott Vine:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Wednesday, 17th October 2018

The final part of our product review of Onelog, a PC and mobile tool for managing subscriptions, passwords, usage data and costs, explores the help and training options available, pricing options and the product development roadmap. We also look at the competitor landscape, including ResearchMonitor and HAN.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog (sources - content & coverage)
Monday, 15th October 2018

In the second part of our product review of Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface and gain usage information for each, we learn about its resources, including scripted resources where links are already set up, and how users can manage these.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Friday, 12th October 2018

Jinfo last looked at Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface, a few years ago when we carried out a mini review. In this first part of our updated and full product review, we revisit the product to find out what's changed, particularly with regard to the user interface, and provide an overview of the product and company, some of its key advantages, key competitors and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

The final part of our product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC, an end-to-end competitive intelligence platform designed to support market analysis, we take a look at the product's value, help and training, future development plans, and we also highlight some of the key competitors in the field along with pricing information.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

The third part of our product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC, an end-to-end competitive intelligence platform designed to support market analysis, looks at the technological side of the product including customisation features, search and save content and how users can create projects to collaborate. We also focus on its visualisation options, in the form of dashboard widgets, and look at its Web Watch feature and use of machine learning and NLP.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems (sources - content & coverage)
Monday, 1st October 2018

The second part of our product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC, an end-to-end competitive intelligence platform designed to support market analysis, takes an in-depth look at the content available including global and regional data, as well as third-party and internal content. It also explores the company and sandbox dashboards which are the key ways for users to interact with and consume information in Knowledge360.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Thursday, 27th September 2018

Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC is a SCIP-certified end-to-end competitive intelligence solution designed to support market analysis. Jinfo last reviewed the product at the end of 2016 and in the first part of our new product review, we outline background on the company and product, look at which products it competes with, who uses it, and why it's proven to be of such value to its users.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 17th September 2018

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, we take a look at the value of the product, including the customisation of reports, and what help and training are available to users. We also highlight some of the key competitors in the field and pricing information.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 14th September 2018

In the third part of our review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, Scott Vine looks at its collaboration and customisation features, including a full overview of the product's use of clusters which help you refine content. He also looks at its search and output features as well as its visualisation options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 13th September 2018

In the second part of our product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, we look at where its content comes from, the inbox, which is the product's content hub as well as how it ensures the quality of this content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Wide Narrow is workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team. The first part of Jinfo's review introduces the company and product which is used by both small and large companies alike and supports both continuous and ad-hoc intelligence workflows and is highly flexible.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055


Jinfo Subscription Q&A with Thomson Reuters Open Calais - tagging unstructured data
Thursday, 5th July 2018

Thomson Reuters is a global leader in the provision of legal, business and financial solutions to those in a range of industries. Open Calais uses open source NLP and machine learning algorithms that have been trained using Thomson Reuters' curated content that supports people, places, companies, facts, topics and events. Jinfo recently caught up with Ofer Harari, product expert and engagement manager for Intelligent Tagging at Open Calais to find out more about the product and its underlying technology, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning algorithms. We also highlight some use-cases and see how it can add value.


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker from Altarama (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 26th April 2018

The final part of our product review of Altarama's RefTracker, a browser-based reference and request management system, looks at the value and flexibility of the product and in particular how it can be evolved over time. The help options are also explored as well as its competition, including EOS International, Lucidea's SydneyPlus, InMagic and Softlink's Illumin, Compendium's DeskTracker and Priory Solutions' Quest.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2990


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker from Altarama (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Part three of our product review of Altarama's RefTracker, a browser-based reference and enquiry management system, looks at the options available when setting up the product, a detailed look at how enquiries are dealt with, as well as a closer look at the knowledge database and the many reports that are available for output.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2990


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker from Altarama (sources - content & coverage)
Tuesday, 24th April 2018

In the second part of our product review of Altarama's RefTracker, a browser-based reference and request management system, we look at the wide variety of sources that can be added to this enquiry management system, as well as the ability to create a knowledge database to help save time. We also highlight the many language options available within the product and how this benefits an organisation.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2990


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker from Altarama (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Monday, 23rd April 2018

RefTracker from Altarama is a browser-based reference and request management system and is used globally by libraries, museums and archive services, as well as a host of corporate clients in sectors such as banking and finance, defence, energy, healthcare, insurance, law, manufacturing, media, pharma and publishing. In the first part of our product review, we take a closer look at the product and company behind it as well as some of the ways it can benefit an organisation, who its key competitors are and how the product is likely to evolve in the near future.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2990


Jinfo Subscription Product review of M-360 (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Tuesday, 27th February 2018

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Opoint Technology's M-360, a web-based news monitoring tool from M-Brain Norway, we look at the overall value offered by the product, including the help and training available, its mobile phone app and pricing. We also take a look at its competitors, including Retriever, Meltwater and Moreover and find out what plans it has to develop the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947


Jinfo Subscription Product review of M-360 (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Monday, 26th February 2018

In the third part of Jinfo's product review of Opoint Technology's M-360, a web-based news monitoring tool from M-Brain Norway, we look at its technology. Specifically, the user interface and search functionality and how it collates its many sources. We also look at alerts, feeds, reports and statistics available as well as the administrator's role within the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947


Jinfo Subscription Product review of M-360 (sources - content & coverage)
Friday, 23rd February 2018

The second part of Jinfo's review of M-360, a web-based news monitoring tool from M-Brain Norway, looks at the product's content sources, including major newspapers, journals, radio and magazines, as well as country coverage, languages and media channels.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947


Jinfo Subscription Product review of M-360 (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Thursday, 22nd February 2018

M-360 is a web-based tool from M-Brain Norway that lets users search across a wide variety of sources. It can be used to monitor and analyse topics, organisations, and people in real-time and it's used by those working in public relations, information, business development and journalism. In the first part of our product review, we look at the company and product, value, who it competes with, and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Aurora FirstLight (help & training; administration; competitors; pricing)
Tuesday, 30th January 2018

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Aurora FirstLight, a powerful competitive intelligence platform with access to over 67,000 media sources, we take a look at the product's ability to act as a bespoke intelligence backbone, with access to LexisNexis content and social media tracking that can serve any size organisation. We also explore what support is available and how responsive this was. Finally, we see how administrators can derive value from the product and who its competitors, are along with pricing options.  

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2937


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Reports by Scott Vine:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog
Friday, 12th October 2018

Onelog is a comprehensive resource management tool from ITS (Info Technology Supply Ltd) that we last visited in our mini review in 2015. It includes password management, subscription management, usage tracking and cost allocation in its modules. It competes with the likes of ResearchMonitor from...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems
Thursday, 27th September 2018

We last looked at Knowledge360, a competitive intelligence (CI) and workflow solution from competitive strategy consultancy Cipher Systems back in December 2016 when the product was still in its infancy. In this review we return to the product and find out what the product offers today....


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow
Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Wide Narrow is workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team. Jinfo's full product review gives a detailed overview of the product which is used by both small and large companies alike and supports both continuous and ad-hoc intelligence workflows and is highly flexible....


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker from Altarama
Monday, 23rd April 2018

Altarama's RefTracker is a browser-based reference and enquiry management system whose clients are based all over the world in corporate clients from banking, finance, defence, energy, healthcare, insurance, law, manufacturing, media and pharmaceuticals as well as libraries, museums, federal and...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of M-360
Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Opoint Technology's M-360 is a web-based tool from M-Brain, a Finnish information services, technology and advisory company. It is one of the world's leading media monitoring products and allows subscribers to search across a wide variety of sources by crawling and indexing over four billion...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Aurora FirstLight
Thursday, 25th January 2018

Aurora's FirstLight is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product and a powerful competitive intelligence product that uses machine-learning algorithms to mine public and private data sources and can help organisations make more informed business decisions. The product appeals to library and...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of DrugPatentWatch
Friday, 19th January 2018

DrugPatentWatch from thinkBiotech is a database which provides actionable business intelligence on small-molecule drugs; this review highlights how the product's focused approach could be a key strength. The review discusses whether DrugPatentWatch can offer an effective way to profile global...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of PatentInspiration
Thursday, 7th July 2016

PatentInspiration is a global patent database allowing you to search and analyse patents through a freemium model. Patent information from over 100 countries is available and the product's key strength is in its analytics and visualisation tools. This review: Introduces parent...


Jinfo Subscription Market landscape - discovery systems
Thursday, 28th April 2016

This report covers the products we consider to be the "big four" discovery services: EBSCO Discovery Service Ex Libris Primo ProQuest Summon WorldCat Discovery from OCLC. We provide a brief description of each source, a link to the homepage and product page, and links to...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ProQuest Summon
Thursday, 21st April 2016

ProQuest Summon is a discovery service used by corporate clients as well as academic, offering a single, unified index and providing users with access to thousands of resources via one platform. This review: Introduces the company and product and provides contact details...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PatSeer Premier
Tuesday, 15th March 2016

PatSeer Premier is a global patent database and research platform with integrated analytics and collaboration capabilities. This review: Introduces parent company Gridlogics and its product offerings, pinpoints the target audience, key advantages of the product, and provides contact...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Questel ORBIT IP
Monday, 22nd February 2016

Questel ORBIT IP is the company's key patent search product that integrates Questel's global patent family database with powerful search and review tools. This review: Looks at how it sits with Questel's other online tools, the consequences of a recent acquisition, the product's...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Thomson Innovation
Friday, 18th December 2015

Review of Thomson Innovation, Thomson Reuters' primary patent database. This review: Discusses the main audience for the product, and its key value, including a unique selling point and other features which make it stand out. Looks in-depth at the content and coverage and...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Westlaw UK
Monday, 14th September 2015

Westlaw UK is one of the legal and business products in the Thomson Reuters stable. Designed for fee-earning lawyers just as much as library and information professionals, it aims to be a one-stop-shop, pulling together a number of primary and secondary legal resources UK-wide. This review:...


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