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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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Steve Bynghall What's the best format to deliver current awareness?
Thursday, 21st July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article considers some of the advantages and disadvantages of the various formats for delivering current awareness. These include documents, email, news feeds and activity streams, social bookmarks and pinboards, and mobile access. Steve Bynghall examines whether one size can really fit all requirements.

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Chris Porter Product review of OneSource platform (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Thursday, 21st July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We take a fresh look at OneSource, flagship offering from business information company Avention, last reviewed shortly after its launch two years ago. In part one of the review, Chris Porter assesses the value drivers of the platform which combines company profile and contact information with news and industry reports, and gives target users & contact details.

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

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Catherine Pask What does declining usage reveal about my current awareness service?
Wednesday, 20th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Current awareness is often the backbone of an information service's offering. With today's changing information landscape, what does declining usage tell us about the service we are offering? Catherine Pask looks at ways to measure usage and steps to take to meet users' needs.

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Chris Porter Product review of Fame, published by Bureau van Dijk (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Tuesday, 12th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter concludes his review of Fame from Bureau van Dijk, global provider of company information. He tests its help features, looks at competitors, such as DueDil and OneSource, and describes recent developments in content and functionality. Finally he covers future plans and pricing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2691

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with Reprints Desk - the open access challenge
Monday, 11th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Sophie Alexander recently interviewed Scott Ahlberg, chief operations officer at Reprints Desk, to get his perspective on recent developments in the area of copyright and licensing and how companies can ensure they stay copyright compliant and be aware of changes in open access publishing.

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Chris Porter Product review of Fame, published by Bureau van Dijk (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 8th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Continuing his review of Fame from Bureau van Dijk, Chris Porter looks at how the technology has been updated. He highlights a key element, its new, improved, user interface, along with new functionality features, its range of customisation options and other strong points of the new version of the financial information database.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2691

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Chris Porter Product review of Fame, published by Bureau van Dijk (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 7th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Bureau van Dijk, global provider of highly structured company information, launched its new interface last month. Chris Porter continues his review of the new version of its Fame database, looking at coverage of financial information and news sources of companies based in the UK and Ireland.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2691

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with the UK's Copyright Licensing Agency - the multinational challenge
Thursday, 7th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The UK's Copyright Licensing Agency introduced a new Joint Multinational Licence with the US Copyright Clearance Center earlier this year. Sophie Alexander interviewed the CLA's international rights manager, Madeline Pow-Jones, to find out more.

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Irene Koren Influencing corporate strategy with source expertise
Wednesday, 6th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Businesses benefit most from source expertise when they can directly influence strategy and critical decision-making of the organisation. Source expertise helps to reduce risks for the organisation and can create value for all business outcomes. In this article we cover three approaches that help information professionals position their source expertise within their organisation: communicating risks associated with content/sources, building allies with other departments, and setting up content advisory boards.

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Chris Porter Product review of Fame, published by Bureau van Dijk (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 6th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Bureau van Dijk, global provider of highly structured company information, launched its new interface last month. In part one of an in-depth product review of the new version of Fame, Chris Porter introduces key advantages and value drivers for Fame, covering information on companies based in the UK and Ireland.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2691

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Clare Painter Researching images and other copyright material online
Tuesday, 5th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

It's tempting to dive into using illustrations, photographs, figures and charts found online but will you be copyright compliant? Expert Clare Painter outlines the steps needed to ensure you're staying the right side of copyright law.

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Scott Vine Product review of PatentInspiration (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 4th July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Developments and innovations continue for global patent database PatentInspiration, finds Scott Vine in part four of our in-depth product review where he also looks at pricing, highlights the help options and discusses the competitor landscape, including Thomson Innovation, Minesoft PatBase, LexisNexis TotalPatent, Questel Orbit IP, Innography Advanced Analysis and CPA Global's Discover.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2686

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Scott Vine Product review of PatentInspiration (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 1st July 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Analysis drives all aspects of global patent database PatentInspiration, finds Scott Vine in part three of our in-depth product review. Here he thoroughly tests the user interface, alerts, visual analysis tools, search options and "analyse" widgets ranging from patent data over time to semantic analysis of text.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2686

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Scott Vine Product review of PatentInspiration (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 30th June 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The second part of our review of PatentInspiration looks at the sources and content of this global patent database which allows you to search and analyse patents through a freemium model and currently holds records for over 77 million patents.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2686

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