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Newsletter 544

11th June

Robin NeidorfIf I could wave a wand and grant the wishes of every information manager out there, this would be the thing I would most often bestow:

Time to think.

When we designed the resources in the current Focus on Risk Assessment, we aimed for "less is more". We also took into account the fact that everyone absorbs information differently.

From that page you'll find:

  • Articles containing practical worksheets to guide you through conducting risk assessments on various parts of your operations
  • 30 minute Webinars that walk you through the details of how to complete the worksheets (recordings of previous sessions available)
  • Community sessions in which you can exchange ideas with peers and with our analyst on barriers you encounter and solutions to common problems.

Following the recent Community session, Assessing risks of staff and services - What's strategic? What's healthy? participating information managers came away with practical next steps and, in the words of one participant, "... ideas to proudly steal from peers ..." on risks associated with service quality and managing their teams.

None of them had found the time (yet) to complete the worksheets. But the session offered that most valuable of commodities: time to think. And that was enough to move them forward.

Sound appealing? Register for the next Community session, scheduled for 18th June (available through your Jinfo Subscription):

We are operating through a strange period of time.

Taking the time to think, and to exchange ideas about our unique niche of the business world with others who understand the specific challenges of business information, might be the most important thing you do to support your organisation, now and into the future.

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research and Head of Consulting

"Holistic content portfolio management" - manage from value, not cost.

If you've got your eye on next year's budget request, now is the time to start the Jinfo Consulting workshop, Holistic content portfolio management.

You'll work with a Jinfo analyst to define "value" for your portfolio, then measure, communicate and negotiate on that basis.

Learn more and enquire today »


Our latest research-based, practical resources support the following roles:

Content purchasing


Information strategy


Optimising your information service


Jinfo TipSubscription Tip: What do you want to focus on? Find relevant resources for your current needs by reviewing our index of "Jinfo Focus" projects. Each Focus landing page links to all resources included in that Focus.


Jinfo Focus

Read about the Focus:  Remote TeamsOur current Focus is "Remote Teams"

Newly remote? Jinfo's Focus on Remote Teams curates for you our research-based resources to enable your team to work just as effectively - or even more so. Get started on Focus page now.

Upcoming events in this Focus:


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What are the benefits of a Jinfo Subscription?
  • Saves time by using our original research and practical resources
  • Gives you the tools to define, communicate and measure information value
  • Helps you reinvent your information service through insight into what the best companies do.

Benefits and pricing »

Jinfo Blog


  • Survey results: Challenges, pressures and opportunities for corporate information centres on 9th June
    Our recent survey on the challenges, pressures and opportunities for information centres explored with participants the pressures relating to the visibility and value of their services, how they are juggling budgets and managing the licensing arena, particularly in the context of open access, and still keeping up with other changes in technology. Our report "Jinfo survey - challenges facing information teams" summarises the detailed feedback and the analysis of the responses.

  • Research update - What happens if...? Take action on risk assessment on 28th May
    Find out why risk assessments are so important to your organisation by delving into Jinfo's vast range of resources on this topic, including articles, webinars and consulting assessments.

Visit the Blog »

Jinfo Testimonials
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