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Robin Neidorf Legal purchasing in the UK - Comparing satisfaction of LexisPSL and Practical Law
4th December 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

UK law firms rely on two key products to support their workflow, these include Practical Law from Thomson Reuters and LexisPSL from LexisNexis. As part of Jinfo's yearly survey on UK legal purchasing needs and trends, we find out how both products fared in terms of content, technology and features and overall value.

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Mary Laskowski Make-do current awareness
3rd December 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Current awareness is a vital part of the service you provide to your organisation. But how can you best pull together information from multiple sources without a huge budget? This "make-do current awareness" guide gives you the hints and hacks that will allow you to stay in front.

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Robin Neidorf Legal purchasing in the UK - Comparing satisfaction of LexisLibrary and Westlaw UK
2nd December 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This is the second article of a three-part report on Jinfo's survey findings on the satisfaction levels amongst information managers in the top 200 law firms by revenue. Part two focuses on user satisfaction with content, technology and features and overall value of LexisLibrary and Westlaw UK.

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Robin Neidorf Legal purchasing in the UK - needs and trends
30th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo has been surveying the UK's top law firms in relation to their purchasing needs for more than 10 years. In the first of a three-part report, we take a look at this year's results, which reflects the significant impact of M&A activities within the industry. We look specifically at user comfort, integration of a product into their workflows and vendor relationships.

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Mary Laskowski Product review of InfoNgen (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
27th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of InfoNgen, a semantic web discovery platform that provides content discovery and text analytics solutions, we look at the help and training available, including the addition of its new full-service support portal. We also identify its competitors, including Digimind Intelligence, Market Logic, and Northern Light's SinglePoint as well as Nexis Newsdesk and Dow Jones' Factiva.

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Mary Laskowski Product review of InfoNgen (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts and administration)
26th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of Jinfo's product review of InfoNgen, a semantic web discovery platform that provides content discovery and text analytics solutions, we look at its new user interface and latest search features. We also find out about its advanced sentiment analysis feature, its new mobile app and administrative rights.

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Mary Laskowski Product review of InfoNgen (sources - content and coverage)
25th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part two of Jinfo's product review of InfoNgen, a semantic web discovery platform that provides content discovery and text analytics solutions, we look at its vast number of sources, ranging from company and industry information to blogs and social media websites. We also explore its use of natural language processing and machine learning.

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Mary Laskowski Product review of InfoNgen (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
24th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

InfoNgen is a semantic web discovery platform that provides content discovery and text analytics solutions for a wide range of industries. In this first part of our updated review we take a look at the company and product, and its key advantages. We also find out what's changed since our last review in 2018 and focus on future development plans.

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Step four - Outcome and learning points
24th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this last article in a series of five, we look at the output of the final evaluation stage of the project. It covers aggregating and analysing data, and presenting recommendations and learning points. As with the previous articles, we use the example of a comprehensive comparative analysis of patent research projects conducted by the InfoCenter at Cargill and present activities and examples of best practice.

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Step three - Testing the products
23rd November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this fourth article in a series of five on the product evaluation process, we look at what needs to be done to test the products. We look at how to identify a list of products, how to create an initial review of them, as well as user testing of the products and capturing data. We focus on a comparative analysis of patent research projects conducted by the InfoCenter at Cargill, along with activities and examples of best practice.

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Step two - Design
20th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this third article in a series of five, we look at what needs to be done to lay the foundations for a successful evaluation process. We look at how to get participants involved and develop criteria for testing and documentation. We focus on a comparative analysis of patent research products conducted by the InfoCenter at Cargill, along with activities and examples of best practice.

 

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Step one - Scoping and laying the foundation
19th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this second article in a series of five, we look at what needs to be done to lay the foundations for a successful evaluation process. This includes defining the business need and planning the project methodology. We demonstrate this using the example of a comprehensive comparative analysis of patent research products conducted by the InfoCenter at Cargill.

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Introduction
18th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the introduction to a five-part series of articles, we look at the steps involved in laying the foundations for a successful evaluation process. This includes how to evaluate comparative products and sources, and factors impacting product evaluation. By way of example, we look at the value of following a set process and evaluating patent search products at Cargill.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Factiva (value - purchasing, development and competitor landscape)
30th October 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our updated product review of Factiva, Dow Jones' premium news and business information service, we take a look at its new customer support site, launched in July of this year. We also explore the competitor landscape, which is made up of LexisNexis, Naviga's NewsEdge, ISI Emerging Markets and Meltwater and Cision, D&B's Hoovers and Alacra, Manzama, InfoDesk, and Northern Light's SinglePoint.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Factiva (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts and administration)
29th October 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The third part of Jinfo's updated product review of Factiva, Dow Jones' premium news and business information service, looks at how the company continues to invest in both its technology and content to meet the needs of its users. In particular, we highlight Factiva Labs, launched in November 2019, which allows members to provide feedback on new features, its new mobile app, and its developer portal, which helps developers build apps using news and data from Dow Jones, including the Factiva content set.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Factiva (sources - content and coverage)
28th October 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our updated product review of Factiva, Dow Jones' premium news and business information service, we focus on some of its newer content with the addition of sources from 98 countries in 21 languages, along with the results of its annual content survey.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Factiva (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
27th October 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The first part of our updated product review of Factiva, Dow Jones' premium news and business information service, provides an overview of the company and product, highlights its key advantages, looks at how it has changed since our last review and what future developments are in the pipeline.

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Jan Knight Product review of Statista (value - help & training; competitors; development)
12th October 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of Jinfo's product review of Statista, a leading statistics portal, finds out what help and training is available to its users, and takes an in-depth look at its two closest competitors, eMarketer and IBISWorld Industry Reports. Finally, we look at the types of accounts a user can purchase along with pricing options.

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Jan Knight Product review of Statista (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
9th October 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The third part of Jinfo's product review of Statista, a leading statistics portal, looks at the technology behind its intuitive user interface, its multiple search options, dossiers, and output options, including its chart editing options and how users can set up alerts.

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Jan Knight Product review of Statista (sources - content and coverage)
8th October 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The second part of our product review of Statista, a leading statistics portal, looks at the broad range of sources available within the product, with a particular focus on the company's own statistical data and the wide range of industries covered. We also look at the languages available and geographic coverage as well as the provision of custom research reports.

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