Tuesday, 31st July 2012
FreePint has changed the format of product reviews, starting with the current reviews of iSell from OneSource and Scopus from Elsevier. What's your opinion about these and other changes we've introduced as we continue to support your work in evaluating and licensing content products?
Since the first of July, we at FreePint have been rolling out a number of important changes in the format of our publications. Nowhere have these changes been more significant than in our coverage of information content -- the product reviews and news analysis formerly appearing in VIP.This issue of the Information Content Newsletter highlights those changes with regard to product reviews: You'll find individual chapters from our full, in-depth reviews, published as stand-alone HTML articles. But the full PDF report is available too. When I've conducted customer feedback interviews over the years, I've heard this comment in many variations: "I don't want 6,000 words... until I want it." This innovation in format satisfies that contradictory request!So check out Jan Knight's discussion on search functions in iSell from OneSource, and Yulia Aspinall's commentary on the sources included in Scopus from Elsevier. From each of those articles, you can jump to other chapters in the full report, or download the PDF review for further study.We've also shifted away from publishing magazines on a monthly basis to publishing additional reports based on the type of work our customers do. Because information services management and content procurement are critical roles FreePint supports, you'll be seeing a report every month collecting the most recent articles for those jobs, the first of which has been published. If it looks familiar to readers of VIP Magazine, that's not an accident: The content of this report includes the executive summaries of the most recent reviews, news analysis of the industry, coverage of changes in sources, plus additional articles on project management and information strategy.We're excited about these changes and the positive initial feedback we've gotten, but the real test comes from your reaction. Please take just 5 minutes to complete our survey on your FreePint Subscription usage preferences. All questions are multiple choice, and your responses are anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself. This is the editorial for the latest free, twice-monthly Information Content Newsletter from FreePint. Log in to your FreePint account to add this newsletter now. If you don't yet have an account, register now.
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