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Robin Neidorf Survey on current awareness part 3 - satisfaction with current options and solutions
Monday, 22nd August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Satisfaction with current content sources, suppliers and technology used to collect and manage current awareness and satisfaction with current solutions are just some of the areas discussed in the third and final part of analysis of Jinfo's research into current awareness.

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Rachael Elliott What does artificial intelligence mean for current awareness?
Friday, 19th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Rachael Elliott examines the processes of research and current awareness and considers the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on research and on the role of the information professional. She looks at key players in this market: Google with DeepMind, IBM with Watson, and Microsoft with Azure and Delve and how information professionals could tap into this technology.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of BBC Monitoring Portal (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 18th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding the product review of the relaunched BBC Monitoring Portal, reviewer Sophie Alexander describes its many attributes that make it difficult for other organisations to compete with. In terms of providing impartial monitoring of international news on a real-time basis, no other companies appear to offer such comprehensive global coverage, although ProQuest Dialog, Reuters, and the EIU's country profiles offer similar types of coverage and have their own strengths. Help & training and pricing is also summarised.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2706

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Robin Neidorf Survey on current awareness part 2 - what managers look for in current awareness
Thursday, 18th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The second part of analysis of Jinfo's 2016 new research into current awareness looks at changes in this area over the last two years in terms of sources, technology and spend, and priority features for current awareness, such as full-text and ability to add additional sources.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of BBC Monitoring Portal (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Wednesday, 17th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 3 of the product review of the relaunched BBC Monitoring Portal we look at the technology behind the tool which provides impartial monitoring of international news on a real-time basis. Reviewer Sophie Alexander describes how to navigate around the portal, searching and outputs, and useful features such as quick overviews and "Featured Experts".

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2706

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Irene Koren The developing landscape for content platforms
Wednesday, 17th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the Research Focus "Content and technology for current awareness" we look at what you can do to identify and keep track of the myriad of features and services offered by vendors in today's fast-changing marketplace. Irene Koren reports from a recent webinar which discussed the key platforms, new features and examples of how platforms are actually being used.

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Robin Neidorf Survey on current awareness part 1 - introduction, approach and respondents
Tuesday, 16th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's 2016 news research focuses on current awareness through a survey and benchmarking exercise examining the use-case for such services. Robin Neidorf explains how Jinfo's news research has evolved over the years and main areas covered in this year's research.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of BBC Monitoring Portal (sources - content & coverage)
Tuesday, 16th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The second part of the product review of the relaunched BBC Monitoring Portal covers its impressive range of coverage, both regionally and by type of publication, specialist topics and language. We also outline its Media Guides, written by experts, which aim to provide a comprehensive view of a country in focus.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2706

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Sophie Alexander Product review of BBC Monitoring Portal (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Monday, 15th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The newly launched BBC Monitoring Portal provides impartial monitoring of international news on a real-time basis. Material is available in 100 different languages and covers 150 countries. Researcher Sophie Alexander outlines the product's key advantages and features, and explains why it is one of the most comprehensive sources of political news on the market today.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2706

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Andrew Lucas Product review of ReferenceUSA (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Tuesday, 9th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of the Jinfo product review of ReferenceUSA we consider the value provided by the product for different user groups. We also look at the help and training available for customers, ongoing product development and examine other potential providers in the competitor landscape, including Dun & Bradstreet, Acxiom Corporation, Experian Information Services and Equifax. The platform's overall strength lies in its coverage within the same product of both businesses and individuals in the US and Canada.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2703

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Andrew Lucas Product review of ReferenceUSA (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Monday, 8th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part three of the Jinfo product review of online research tool ReferenceUSA, the search functionality and user interface of some of the main databases in the product are tested in detail, including US New Business, US Consumer/Lifestyle and US Healthcare. Outputs from the product and administration features, for both public library users and corporate clients, are also considered.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2703

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Andrew Lucas Product review of ReferenceUSA (sources - content & coverage)
Friday, 5th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part two of Jinfo's product review of ReferenceUSA looks at the content and coverage of the online research tool that provides business and consumer data on millions of US and Canadian businesses, households, consumers, and doctors and dentists. The range of coverage drawn from public information and other sources is considered. It lists ReferenceUSA's databases and explains how the content is subject to verification through direct contact, and also gives instances in which the financial data figures are estimated.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2703

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Andrew Lucas Product review of ReferenceUSA (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Thursday, 4th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The first part of Jinfo's product review of ReferenceUSA, from parent company Infogroup, takes an overview of the online research tool that provides business and consumer data on millions of US and Canadian businesses, households, consumers, and doctors and dentists. It is made available to end users through 85% of large public libraries in the US, as well as to professional researchers and corporate subscribers; and typical users are small business owners, job seekers and prospective homeowners.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2703

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Sophie Alexander Mini review of EditorEye Catalyst
Thursday, 4th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

EditorEye Catalyst is a cloud-based platform which integrates global sources, premium publications and internal documents into a single content hub. Reviewer Sophie Alexander examines how successful it is at creating live alerts, curating newsletters and delivering into collaboration and CRM applications via the API.

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Shimrit Janes Carrying out a current awareness needs assessment
Friday, 29th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Current awareness can be a messy, difficult area to tackle. What are the different requirements? What is the value? How do you determine how effective your solutions are going to be? To help bring order to the chaos, Jinfo has developed a needs assessment methodology, which was shared and discussed in a recent Community session.

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Irene Koren Keeping up with the changing face of news
Thursday, 28th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A recent Jinfo Webinar examined the evolution of Jinfo's findings on the changes that have occurred in current awareness, what the latest trends are and how Jinfo sees organisations responding to these trends.

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Chris Porter Product review of OneSource platform (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Wednesday, 27th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding the review of company information platform OneSource from Avention, Chris Porter looks at help and training and developments since its launch two years ago. He covers competitors including Bureau van Dijk, D&B Hoover's, InsideView and DiscoverOrg, and pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2698

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Chris Porter Product review of OneSource platform (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Tuesday, 26th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Continuing our review of OneSource, the flagship offering from business information company Avention, Chris Porter looks at the technology, analyses the user experience and the platform's range of search, view, output and alert options. He also tests innovative features including Conceptual Search and Ideal Profile.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2698

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Andrew Grave Staying on top of your current awareness service
Tuesday, 26th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Andrew Grave explains why you must continuously develop your current awareness service and provides some cost-effective suggestions for making the most of your existing solution.

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Chris Porter Product review of OneSource platform (sources - content & coverage)
Monday, 25th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

OneSource is the flagship offering from business information company Avention. In part two of the review Chris Porter looks at aggregation approach, management of data suppliers and how this has changed since launch two years ago. He assesses depth of the data coverage, the detail of content for both private and quoted companies and new features since the product was last reviewed.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2698

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