Catherine Dhanjal FreePint Feedback - Evaluating Premium vs Non-Cost Resources
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By Catherine Dhanjal


We highlight recent FreePint articles, case studies and research around premium vs non-cost resources.


We received a question from a customer: 

"I'm interested in FreePint resources on evaluating ROI from investment in information resources and evaluating premium vs non-cost resources."

We replied: 

We have a variety of FreePint research, articles and case study material which could be of interest to you, including: 

Purchase criteria and key features

  • News products vary from online newspapers to news search engines, premium aggregators and social media tools. This article looks at areas such as USP and key search functions for the major groups of news products:

  • FreePint research into the legal market in 2014 included some points which, whilst directed at legal information providers, will apply to more general news databases, such as features rated as most important (which non-cost may not offer), integration with workflow, and advanced search: UK Legal Research (Managing the Budget and the Portfolio)


Drawbacks and attractions of non-cost tools:

Copyright and other considerations:

Needs assessment and value: 

  • Moving towards shared understanding of value within the organisation is essential and the author covers areas to consider, such as are the premium content operators offering something that’s essential to the company business and driving the core business? Five Themes in Understanding Value.

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