Catherine Dhanjal Content department's picks for July
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By Catherine Dhanjal

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Jinfo's head of content, Catherine Dhanjal, highlights a must-read article, report and webinar from July.

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One of the most enjoyable parts of my role as Head of Content at Jinfo is looking back over the month's publishing and getting a new wave of excitement about what we've made available to our Subscribers. This blog post gives me an opportunity to share that excitement, as well as to pick out some items you may have missed. 

Our Content is driven by our research, customer comments and queries, as well as insights from attendance at conferences and events.

  • Article: It's always particularly satisfying to publish a piece we know will be immediately useful to many readers. In "Untangling the terminology of content aggregation", Andrew Lucas looks at some of the key markers which distinguish the key players from each other. Having worked in management positions for premium news providers including Dow Jones and Thomson Reuters, he's well placed to understand the changing landscape and to give his perspective on the new options available to information professionals planning their current awareness and research services.

    The article also provides a good introduction to Jinfo's current research project, which is delving into the confused and confusing vendor landscape of products, platforms and tools that can be applied to "current awareness" and related fields. 

  • Report: I'm very excited about our groundbreaking benchmarking research into information centres. Our Subscriber base comprises some of the very best information centres around the world along with many others who constantly seek to improve their service provision and become more strategic. Over 100 hours of work went into our Year One research, the analysis of which is now available to Subscribers in a PDF report, "Benchmark information services - optimise your structure". Plus, for the first time, we've also shared the underlying data on which we based our analyses. 

  • Webinar: Our regular programme of webinars offers superb at-your-desk, at-your-convenience learning and an alternative way to absorb information or get up to speed on an issue. These 60-minute sessions are available live or to view post-session at your leisure.

    We also run regular articles to capture the key learning points from the webinars for those who prefer a written approach; the associated article will always appear below the webinar listing as a "related Subscription article". The July session focused on "Maximising the strengths and minimising the weaknesses of organisational structure" and if you can't view the recording on a computer, why not try listening to the audio when travelling. 

 

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