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Scott Vine Q&A with Deep SEARCH 9 - deep contextual search
Friday, 19th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview Klaus Kater, managing partner of Deep SEARCH 9, to find out more about their new tool where they can set up targeted search engines for specific areas and contexts. It can be used for applications from competitive intelligence to clinical trial tracking.

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with Ozmosys - a mission to disrupt and simplify news aggregation
Thursday, 18th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview Eric Gross, founder and president of Ozmosys, a tool which includes curated newsletter options, search, delivery and distribution under one umbrella. We find out how they're planning to disrupt the news aggregation market through lower prices and a new model which aims to become the "Slack for news".

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with Synaptica - leading the way in taxonomy and ontology
Thursday, 11th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Synaptica is a leading provider of enterprise taxonomy and ontology management software tools. Jinfo recently caught up with Dave Clarke, co-founder of the company who also leads research and development, to find out about the company, its products and what makes them unique as well as his thoughts on the future of the industry.

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Clare Painter Coping with international copyright
Tuesday, 9th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

With the advance of the internet and its global reach, using and sharing content worldwide has never been easier. However, copyright laws differ from one country to another and whilst it would be impossible to familiarise yourself with them all, this article looks at some of the key differences between the UK, US and major European regimes to help you reduce any risk of infringing the law. It looks specifically at the differences between common and civil law, fair use and fair dealing, moral rights, registration and copyright exceptions.

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Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus - Centre of Excellence
Friday, 5th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read our highlights from content and events in our Research Focus, "Creating an Information Centre of Excellence". Andrew Lucas guides us through the models, research, practitioner articles and interviews as well as webinars and Community sessions which will help you map your services and practices against those of the most successful information teams.

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Chris Porter Vendor customer relationships - improving conversations with vendors
Friday, 5th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter digs into recent Jinfo perceptions about how vendors treat them as customers and asks two long-established vendors - Dow Jones and LexisNexis - and one newer market entrant - Diligencia - how they capture and respond to customer needs and requests.

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with GSK - seamless access to global data
Thursday, 4th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. As part of our Research Focus, "Creating an Information Centre of Excellence", Andrew Lucas recently spoke to Helen Malone, director of the Global Information Hub at GSK and the president of Pharma Documentation Ring to find out about the company, Helen's recent talk at the ConTech conference, GSK's comprehensive data and analytics strategy and what role information professionals can play in the future.

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Jennifer Burke How to develop and improve your presentation skills
Monday, 1st April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals inform, educate, and persuade internal and external audiences as a natural part of their jobs. You will have opportunities for public speaking and making presentations, whether to small groups for a "lunch and learn", internally to your organisation to pitch new services, or at an event in front of hundreds of your peers. Trust in your ability to deliver expert services is enhanced if your speaking and presentation skills reflect preparation, polish, and confidence. This article offers practical tips for crafting better presentations and speaking with ease.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an Information Centre of Excellence (part 3 - success characteristics)
Wednesday, 27th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the last of our articles on Jinfo's latest survey we look at how information teams apply the elements of Jinfo's Centre of Excellence model to their work and planning. Robin Neidorf examines some of the key skill areas, temperaments and characteristics needed to run a successful Centre of Excellence, from consulting and project management to commercial and more.

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Willem Noorlander How info pros can develop and improve their negotiating skills
Monday, 25th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Negotiating with information suppliers is a key skill needed by information professionals but is often faced with trepidation. This article looks at how to break down the negotiation process into more manageable parts so as to get the best outcome for everyone involved in supplier management and negotiations..

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with Copyrightlaws.com - the place to learn about copyright and licensing
Friday, 22nd March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Understanding copyright and licensing is a cornerstone of information work. Helping professionals learn about the issues from a practical perspective is Copyrightlaws.com. It specialises in teaching copyright to non-lawyers, with users from a wide variety of industry sectors in countries around the world. Courses are delivered through online content, some with video, along with downloadable guides and certification programmes. Sophie Alexander spoke to founder Lesley Ellen Harris to find out how its users benefit and what's coming next.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an Information Centre of Excellence (part 2 - tools and partnerships)
Thursday, 21st March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In our second article reporting on Jinfo's survey results on what makes an Information Centre of Excellence, we asked respondents about the core characteristics of an Information Centre of Excellence. We discuss the use of technology as well as the importance of stakeholders and partners. 

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an Information Centre of Excellence (part 1 - core services)
Tuesday, 19th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this article, we explore the results of part one of our latest research survey which focuses on how information teams apply the elements of Jinfo's Centre of Excellence model to their work and planning. Respondents came from a wide range of industries, locations, and organisation sizes and were asked to identify how important each of the three core functions of an Information Centre of Excellence was to the work of their department.

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 18th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We conclude the final part of our latest product review of Nexis, a provider of premium global curated business, industry and news information with a look at the help and support options available, the value the service offers, its main competitor, Factiva, as well as its pricing model, and future development plans for the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3143

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 15th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part three of Jinfo's new product review of Nexis, a provider of premium curated global business, industry and news information, we look at the technology, particularly its newly revamped product platform with its improved natural-language search, "as-it-happens" alerting, improved collaboration tools, and "timeline" feature as well as its new range of post-processing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3143

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Steve Bynghall Representing a Centre of Excellence online
Friday, 15th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information services teams who create a Centre of Excellence need to consider how they represent themselves to their users and stakeholders throughout their organisation. This article explores a few ideas and suggestions to help you do this, including building an effective online presence and how you can do this.

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 14th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of Jinfo's latest product review of Nexis, a provider of premium curated global business, industry and news information, Chris Porter looks at recent content enhancements, including greater web news coverage, additional languages, and an enriched index.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3143

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Sophie Alexander Mini review of Comintelli Intelligence2day - CI in the cloud
Thursday, 14th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We explore the latest features of Intelligence2day from Comintelli. A cloud-based competitive intelligence platform, Intelligence2day provides a single point of access to multiple and automates aggregation, classification, search and more. Competitors include Northern Light SinglePoint and M-Brain Intelligence Plaza.

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 13th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first part of Jinfo's new product review of Nexis, the global news and business information aggregator, we look at what's changed since our last review in 2017. We also look at where Nexis is headed, as well as its key audience and the value it provides.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3143

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Steve Bynghall Amplifying the strategic contribution of the information team
Tuesday, 12th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals have a unique set of skills that organisations really need but tend to overlook and underuse. Even when there are priority projects where information management is important, sometimes external consultants are the first point of call. You know you make a strategic contribution to your organisation and so does your boss but do your senior stakeholders and users know? This article looks at some ways you can highlight the strategic contribution you make and start to break down some of the outdated stereotypes and perceptions.

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