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Jinfo Newsletter No.496

Jinfo Newsletter 496

7th June 2018

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Robin NeidorfAs we enter the final month of the Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", give some thought to how you can continue to access and benefit from these insights in the coming months:

Communications workshop

One of our findings identified executive-ready communications skills as a critical component of the most successful information teams. 

Jinfo Consulting offers a communications training workshop:

  • Delivered in-person or via web meeting
  • Customised to the needs of your team and environment
  • Focused on practical changes you can start making immediately to make every touchpoint work harder.

Learn more about this offering and complete the request form to get started.

Webinar recordings

Did you miss one of the webinars in this Research Focus? We record them for later viewing. Click a link and sign in with your MyJinfo credentials to access the recording:

Community session notes

We do not record Community sessions, in order to preserve confidentiality. However, to enable you to get the benefit of the dialogue even if you cannot attend, we make anonymised notes available.

Click a link to sign in and download the notes:

...and there are still a few seats available for the final Community session of this Research Focus:

Create the future

The information team with the right stuff creates the future, rather than waiting for it to happen. 

Helping you do so is Jinfo's goal. Your Jinfo Subscription is your toolkit, peer group and inspiration.

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research and Head of Consulting

Hone your team's communication skills with Jinfo Consulting

Jinfo Consulting's in-person or online workshops on communication skills offer the ideal opportunity to develop your team's communication with stakeholders, vendors and end-users.

Designed to meet your team's specific challenges, you'll benefit from our toolkit covering communications from emails to project deliverables, our guidance on customer-focused touchpoints, and our models to set effective targets and priorities for communication.

Find out more or contact Robin Neidorf, our Head of Consulting, to find out more.


A Jinfo Subscription connects your team with the practical tools, original research and expertise to build and support information strategy in your organisation. Learn more.

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Who benefits from a Jinfo Subscription?

Our all-original research is for you and your team if you are responsible for content purchasing, information strategy and optimising your research service.

Jinfo SubscriptionA Jinfo Subscription has these benefits:

  • Saves time by using our original research and practical resources
  • Define, communicate and measure information value
  • Reinvent information services through insight into what the best companies do.

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Bring our insights in-house. We'll work with you to make strategic changes in operations, enhance stakeholder relationships and future-proof your information service. Learn more

"The information team with the right stuff"
Our Research Focus for April to June 2018

Read about the Research Focus: The information team with the right stuffAdapting and evolving to meet new challenges is essential for your information team.

New skills and attitudes can ensure you're at the centre of strategic business challenges and decisions.

Our Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", will equip you with our original research, insights and experience to meet this challenge.

Learn more and request a free copy of the Insights and Actions report »

Jinfo Blog


  • My Favourite Tipples from a digital disruption tracker on 6th June
    My Favourite Tipples are shared by Scott Brown, senior cybrarian at Oracle, Inc. and owner of Social Information Group. He shares a few of his favourite online sources from the perspective of "digital disruption", a hot topic in the high-tech industry.

  • Jinfo for optimising your research service on 4th June
    Is your research team performing as best it could? Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, provides some tips, insights and models on how to position your #information #research department as internal consultants, how to find ways to add value to the business and how to cope with the fast-pace of changes impacting on the profession.

  • African research - how one organisation is bringing it out of hiding on 31st May
    Jinfo recently interviewed Susan Murray, the executive director of African Journals OnLine (AJOL) - find out why we were particularly interested in this non-profit organisation.

  • ConTech - transforming content through data science, AI and other emerging technologies on 25th May
    ConTech is a brand new event taking place this November in London which will focus on the key issues affecting the information profession, especially the impact of new and emerging technologies on content creation, distribution and consumption. Transformative technologies such as machine learning and AI are at the forefront of this change and conference sessions will offer practical advice on how to make the most of data science opportunities. And you can benefit from a discount if you sign up now.

  • Research update - are you a visionary leader? on 24th May
    Developing leadership skills involves more than vision and energy, find out how Jinfo's resources, events and briefings can help.

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