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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Northern Light SinglePoint (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Friday, 6th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If you're looking for one point of entry to high quality information from some of the world's leading technology and industry research analysts, then Northern Light's SinglePoint could be your go-to source. In the second part of our review, Sophie Alexander looks at current content partners, how clients can add their own internal research to the portal, and how a bespoke portal might also include Northern Light business news, white papers, social media and more, in 18 languages.

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Michael Levy Q&A with Avention - An Update on DataVision
Thursday, 5th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Avention recently launched DataVision, their first product designed specifically for marketers. Michael Levy interviews Avention's Lauren Bakewell to find out more about the new product and why they've extended from sales intelligence and business research tools into marketing technology, her views on account-based marketing, and what developments are in the pipeline.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Northern Light SinglePoint (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)
Thursday, 5th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access for all of a client's internal and external research information. In the first part of the review, Sophie Alexander looks at what's changed since Jinfo's 2013 review, what key advantages SinglePoint brings to users in Europe and the US, and how quickly ROI might be achieved.

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Shimrit Janes Taking an Entrepreneurial Approach to the Value Conversation
Wednesday, 4th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Can information professionals have more effective conversations around value if they think more entrepreneurially? In a recent Community session, Robin Neidorf led participants through Jinfo's skills development framework and explained how to map your value skills against it, whether for the current situation, "Known Unknown" or "Great Unknown".

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Shimrit Janes Seeing Technology as an Opportunity for Skills Development
Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The practitioner's technology skill set is the area that has seen a real surge in the last five or so years. Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, recently led participants through an in-depth look at how to build, train and nurture skills in your information team. In this article we take a look at Jinfo's skills development framework and how to make use of it to identify current and future technology skills training requirements.

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Shimrit Janes Evolving Your Team's Skills in Source Expertise
Monday, 2nd May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

There is still a lag in information professionals' confidence to really embrace the ability to have strategic conversations about value. In a recent Community session Jinfo looked at how to apply its skills development framework to tackle the "Known Unknowns" and "Great Unknowns" around value questions, such as is the cost commensurate with the results.

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Shimrit Janes Diagnosing Your Information Team's Skills Gap
Friday, 29th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How do you plan strategically for an uncertain future? In an April Community session, Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, led participants through an in-depth look at how to assess and plan the skills your information team needs for now and heading into the future, across their sources, technology and value expertise. Here, we take a look at Jinfo's skills development framework and how to make use of it.

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Scott Vine Discovering Discovery Systems
Tuesday, 26th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Scott Vine explains what you should consider and look for when choosing a discovery system, common concerns and customisation queries, and relevant NISO standards. He also introduces the four main commercial discovery systems: EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest Summon, Primo from Ex Libris, and WorldCat Discovery Services, and the main link resolver products.

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Anja Chemnitz Thygesen Design Thinking - A Useful Way of Co-Creating
Monday, 25th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals should take some time to consider design thinking, say Cindy Romaine and Anja Chemnitz Thygesen, as they demonstrate how it can be a powerful tool to make changes to information consumption and delivery, overcome resistance and get everyone in the conversation aligned toward the same goals.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Mini Review of Intellixir
Wednesday, 20th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In our review of data analysis solution Intellixir, we look at how it enables information professionals, research analysts and competitive intelligence specialists to efficiently and effectively manage and analyse the ever-increasing number of patents and scientific publications they encounter.

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Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Tuesday, 19th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Pricing, competitors, development and help & training offered are assessed by Scott Vine in the final part of his review of ProQuest's discovery service, Summon. He also asked ProQuest what their plans are for recently-acquired discovery service Primo.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with Reprints Desk - More Choices for Source Purchase & Consumption
Tuesday, 19th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We find out about Reprints Desk's new article rental scheme and which customers are particularly keen to use it. We also ask director of marketing, Mitja-Alexander Linss, about other new developments such as in-browser article delivery and the evolution in the market towards patron-driven acquisition.

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Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)
Friday, 15th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our review of ProQuest's Summon service, reviewer Scott Vine puts the technology through its paces, including search options, user interface and whether results are vendor-neutral or whether ProQuest content is artificially boosted in the results. He also delves into how ProQuest ensures relevance scoring remains consistent across the result set and how information centres can use features such as Best Bets to guide users to preferred sources.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656

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Irene Koren Introducing Consultants to Information Research
Thursday, 14th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

With more and more information sources designed for and available to end users, information professionals are increasingly tasked with training researchers in consulting and other companies how to use these tools. Irene Koren and Anja Chemnitz Thygesen draw on their experiences to give advice on how to structure the training, ways to approach and frame a search, and the role of experts in the information gathering process.

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Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Thursday, 14th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Discovery service ProQuest Summon indexes over 3 billion items, with 450 million added in 2015 alone. In the second part of our review, Scott Vine, looks at languages included, publishers and the breakdown of types of content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656

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Shimrit Janes Assessing and Progressing the Maturity of Your Information Services
Wednesday, 13th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In a recent Community session we introduced a maturity model that can help you plan the path ahead of you to improve your effectiveness. Here, we focus in on that maturity model and explain how it can help information services in your organisation to act at a more strategic level.

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with EBSCO - Discovery Systems & Future Tech
Tuesday, 12th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Joe Tragert of EBSCO Information Services gives Jinfo an overview of the company's current products and services, how they fit into the workflow of corporate research teams, and his thoughts on discovery solutions, authentication and text analytics. He also explains the constant challenge of "value-added situational fluency" and its impact on decision-making.

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Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)
Tuesday, 12th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

For the first time, Jinfo reviews discovery service ProQuest Summon, used by corporate clients as well as academic. In part 1 of the review Scott Vine introduces the company and product, outlines the platform's key advantages, and provides contact details.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656

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Shimrit Janes Creating a Meaningful Dialogue to Develop Value Expertise
Friday, 8th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In a recent Community session, Jinfo led participants through an in-depth look at ownership and influence amongst sources, technology and value expertise. Here, we focus in on collaborating to develop value expertise which can be the most difficult to nurture across processes, management and direction.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Web of Science (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Friday, 8th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Web of Science is a search and discovery platform for scholarly journals, books, data and patents, with a very small number of true competitors. In part four of our review, Sophie Alexander sheds light on new features and sources, pricing, competitors Scopus and Google Scholar. She provides an overview of the value the product offers and why it's particularly useful for in-depth research within academic and scientific fields.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2651

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