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Jinfo Newsletter No.516

Jinfo Newsletter 516

11th April

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Robin NeidorfA great information centre has a strategic vision for how an organisation makes the most of information.

It acts on that strategy by balancing two areas of activity:

  1. Enabling end users
  2. Delivering expert information services.

Our new Research Focus, "Creating an Information Centre of Excellence", presents a flexible model that adapts to any size team, in any industry, with any operational focus.

Register now and receive each of the three key insights we've gleaned in your email inbox over the next three months, because:

  • As a global research firm, Jinfo has access to different organisations because we bring our research to teams, work with them to adapt and apply our findings, and tune our insights based on our research.
  • We've developed the concept of the Information Centre of Excellence over many years through Research Focus projects, consulting work, and our ongoing analysis of trends in our industry.

If you have a Jinfo Subscription, you have immediate access to all resources in this Research Focus (including the "Insights and Actions" report), and all upcoming webinars and Community sessions.

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Robin Neidorf
Director of Research and Head of Consulting

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"Creating an Information Centre of Excellence"
Our Research Focus for April to June

Read about the Research Focus: Creating an Information Centre of ExcellenceSuccessful information teams share a number of traits, ways of working, services and values. We've analysed the most successful information teams to identify their commonalities to develop a flexible model for long-term success for any information team.

This Research Focus defines the characteristics shared by successful information centres who we define as "Information Centres of Excellence".

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Jinfo Blog


  • My Favourite Tipples from an information management & information architecture professional on 10th April
    My Favourite Tipples are shared by Noeleen Schenk, director of information management and information architecture consultancy Metataxis. She shares some of her go-to resources for learning about the latest business and technology trends and reveals how she keeps up with the sewing community.

  • Insight 1 from Research Focus on excellence - great teams need solid strategy on 5th April
    Jinfo's Centre of Excellence model creates clarity for information teams. We provide a research-based framework for developing what teams already are working towards while offering a roadmap for further planning, decision-making and service reengineering.

  • Jinfo for content purchasing on 4th April
    Have you made the shift from a numbers-based approach to content purchasing to a more holistic approach based on results, value-add and impact on the business? This blog from our director of research, Robin Neidorf, will guide you on that journey to re-establishing your skills as a business essential.

  • Research update - regain control with workflow optimisation on 21st March
    We teach the Jinfo process for confronting the pressures of time using our acronym SOAPS: Streamline, Outsource, Automate and Push back or Stop doing. Learn more through our Subscription resources, Jinfo Consulting and more fundamental pieces available on our blog.

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Jinfo Testimonials
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