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Robin Neidorf Are content aggregation platforms meeting your needs?
Friday, 23rd June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo recently ran a Community session in which the most popular aggregation platforms were scrutinised. Prior to the session, a short survey was sent out to registrants and this article outlines some of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the most used platforms, including Acquire Media’s NewsEdge, LexisNexis Newsdesk, InfoDesk, Vable, Manzama, EditorEye, Attensa, Alacra and Northern Light. It also offers some tips on choosing your aggregation platform.

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Amy Burns Jinfo research on benchmarking information services (measuring success)
Friday, 23rd June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Which metrics do information management professionals use to measure success in their information services departments - and which do organisations demonstrating best practice use? In the third part of the analysis of Jinfo's benchmarking research, Amy Burns digs into how you can define and measure success in terms of elements from customer satisfaction to portfolio ROI.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Professional (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 23rd June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's review of PharmaCircle's Business Class Professional, we take a look at the value this online platform offers biopharmaceutical companies, and its development plans. Competing products, such as Thomson Reuters' Cortellis, Informa's Pharmaprojects and GlobalData are also mentioned along with our view on the customer service and pricing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2838

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo research on benchmarking information services (customers and services)
Thursday, 22nd June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

What does your information service do - and who do you do it for? In the second part of the analysis of Jinfo's benchmarking research, Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's director of research, looks at how information services define their customers, which groups are the main users of their services and how customers access their offerings.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Professional (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 22nd June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our review of PharmaCircle's Business Class Professional, an online platform for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, Michelle Maxwell looks at its search features, including specific module search features, application searches, such as Prospector and Spyglass, which can be used to keep track of specific company news or product events, as well as its output options and administrative capabilities.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2838

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Robin Neidorf Does your information team possess "radical adaptability"?
Thursday, 22nd June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview LIS career specialist and information consultant Kim Dority on how information professionals can futureproof their skills and spot new trends, and how senior leaders can support their staff to work in a more innovative and entrepreneurial way.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo research on benchmarking information services (understanding the environment)
Wednesday, 21st June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Reporting lines for information services and information centres provide useful insights into whether the service is centralised or decentralised and the strengths and weaknesses of those models. In the first part of the analysis of Jinfo's benchmarking survey, Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's director of research, looks at reporting lines, the four key functions of information services and the impact of complementary services.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Professional (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 21st June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of Jinfo's review of PharmaCircle Business Class Professional, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, Michelle Maxwell looks at its wide range of information sources, global coverage, languages available, how data is validated, as well as the different search modules.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2838

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo research on benchmarking information services (introduction)
Tuesday, 20th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This year Jinfo has launched its first benchmarking survey, something the industry and our customers have long been in need of. Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, introduces the scope, methodology and goals.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Professional (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 20th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

PharmaCircle's Business Class Professional is an online platform for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry and provides comprehensive product and business related information. The first part of Jinfo's review introduces the company and product which is tailored towards business development professionals in smaller companies and offers a comprehensive view into drugs, biologics and combination product development and innovation worldwide, and a complete perspective of the competitive market landscape.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2838

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James Mullan Choosing a KM, LMS or search tool for your law firm
Friday, 16th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this article, James Mullan provides an overview of some of the knowledge management systems used in law firms, the drivers behind their use, and suggestions for anyone considering purchasing or investigating one of the tools mentioned. He looks at systems which can be used for enterprise search, as a library management system, collaborative solution, document automation, file management system and those which are driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of IBISWorld (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 16th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of Jinfo's product review of IBISWorld looks at its competitors, including Euromonitor's Research Monitor and Passport, MarketLine's Advantage and EBSCO's Business Source Corporate Plus. Sophie Alexander also looks at the help and training available, the pricing model and development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2837

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Sophie Alexander Product review of IBISWorld (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 15th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our review of IBISWorld we take a closer look at the main industry sectors and geographies covered, its range of reports and contents and how they can be used for different purposes. We also look at search functionality, report outputs, and administrative capabilities.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2837

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Sophie Alexander Product review of IBISWorld (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 14th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of Jinfo's product review of IBISWorld, a platform for accessing industry research reports, we look at the wide range of industries covered, types of reports, sources as well as geographic coverage including Australia and China.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2837

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Amy Burns Where does your service sit on our efficiency model?
Tuesday, 13th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's information services efficiency model is a comparison of how companies establish their reporting structure against how they align their information services operations. Amy Burns explains how this can help you to benchmark your organisation against your peers.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of IBISWorld (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 13th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

IBISWorld produces industry research reports that can help make better business decisions and is a powerful tool for anyone needing to learn more about a variety of industries. Part 1 of this review introduces its key advantages, who could benefit from using the platform, a brief overview of its competitors as well as its value.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2837

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Lynn Strand How I surprised my hiring manager with my MLIS
Monday, 12th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals need to continually educate the business world about how our unique abilities fit within the organisation, and how they can add immense value to the bottom line. Lynn Strand shares her experience of the hiring process for a market intelligence role as well as some ideas to implement for your next interview or performance review.

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Katharine Schopflin Networking for best effect - whether or not it comes naturally
Thursday, 8th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Networking has evolved thanks to the possibilities now offered by technology. Self-proclaimed "joiner", Katharine Schopflin, explains the options for networking and how even those who aren't natural networkers can benefit from making connections, opening up opportunities and gaining support from others in the field.

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Dale Moore Are you a certified information professional?
Tuesday, 6th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals have long known that the management of resources isn't wholly dependent upon technology. This article looks at a new AIIM certification, indicative of a newer breed of knowledge workers, aimed at bridging the gap between IT and business information. It also benchmarks information roles and explores how you can update your existing skills.

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Elizabeth Trudell Beyond web-scale discovery
Monday, 5th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo recently conducted a survey to assess how corporate information professionals understand and use discovery services. In this fourth and final article about the research results, we look to supplement the survey feedback on web-scale discovery tools with responses about a wide range of content discovery systems and data analysis tools. The results show that, whilst a number of enterprise content systems are being deployed, there is truly an explosion in the number of data analysis tools being used or evaluated.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2834

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