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Scott Vine Product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics (sources - content & coverage)
17th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our full product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics, a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform, we look at its coverage, including full-text collections and how the content is organised, as well as the range of languages available.

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Scott Vine PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
16th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

PatSeer Pro is a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform from Gridlogics, a global IP research and patent data technology solutions company. PatSeer Pro is used by anyone with a serious interest in patents, including patent searchers, information professionals, and law firms and in this first part of our full product review of PatSeer Pro we look at its key advantages, some background about the company and product, key competitors, such as Clarivate's Derwent Innovation, Minesoft's PatBase, LexisNexis TotalPatent One, and Questel's Orbit Intelligence. We also find out about Gridlogic's newest offering, ReleSense, an AI-driven NLP engine built for patent and scientific literature.

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Andy Tattersall Product review of Article Galaxy (help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
12th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy, a platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature, looks at the value provided by the product, along with the help and training available, the competitive landscape, including Mendeley, EndNote, RefWorks and Zotero, its pricing options and future development plans, including most notably the launch of the Article Galaxy Scholar academic platform.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3219

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Andy Tattersall Product review of Article Galaxy (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
11th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy, a platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature, we look at the technology behind the product, including its search and user interface, with a particular focus on PubMed Searcher, Altmetric Trending Articles Finder, and Journal Article Searcher. It also highlights the gadget store, a customisable dashboard of over 100 cloud-based applications that can be used to support the discovery, collection, and management of research articles within Article Galaxy. We also take a look a how users can export documents.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3219

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Andy Tattersall Product review of Article Galaxy (sources - content & coverage)
10th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our product review of Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy, a Software as a Service platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature, we look at its huge collection of resources, including over 70 million full-text documents, from leading global publishers such as Elsevier, Springer Nature, John Wiley & Sons, SAGE, Taylor & Francis, and Wolters Kluwer. We also touch on its wide range of gadgets from its gadget store and how they enable users to access Article Galaxy's content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3219

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Andy Tattersall Product review of Article Galaxy (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
10th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that provides access to full-text scientific literature. In the first part of our full product review, we take a more detailed look at the company and product, its key advantages, who uses it and its most recent developments, including its Reference Manager gadget and the Article Galaxy gadget store.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3219

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Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus - benchmark information services
5th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo contributing editor Andrew Lucas provides an overview of the articles, models, research and tools published within the Jinfo Research Focus, "Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformation", looking at areas from the importance of tracking time to reporting lines and how to identify your peer group for benchmarking.

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Sophie Alexander Why time measurement matters
5th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

American Financial Group's Information Research Centre explains the benefits they find of tracking time, from demonstrating value to identifying most engaged customer groups. They also highlight the tool they use and the downfall of the tools they've used in the past.

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Andrew Lucas The impact of changing reporting line
4th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview an information manager who has changed reporting line, to find out how that impacted on their services, stakeholders and how the information centre was valued and perceived. The article also includes tips and recommendations for others who may face a shift in reporting line.

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Sean DeNora The strategy behind PwC Canada's content portfolio management
3rd July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Sean DeNora of PwC Canada's Research & Insights team gives his tips for solid contract negotiation and examples of where he's used a variety of techniques to negotiate more appropriate contracts for information tools and databases.

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Robin Neidorf Documenting the value chain (part 6 - smarter decisions)
28th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We know that information expertise is a prerequisite when it comes to helping us make smarter decisions but being able to evidence this and measure its impact over time can be problematic. What we can do is try and document the characteristics of the environment in which this goal is achieved and how information services contribute to creating those characteristics, this article looks at how we can set about doing this.

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Andrew Lucas Service complexity in the pharmaceutical industry
28th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We find out more about the Scientific Intelligence (SciIntel) group at Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, the global French pharmaceutical company and whether technology innovations such as text mining and options for full text search are enabling them to handle complex queries more efficiently.

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Robin Neidorf Documenting the value chain (part 5 - transparency)
27th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Although information teams have long known that their services are essential to creating transparent business operations, it is difficult to demonstrate those contributions through metrics. Breaking down what it means to be "transparent", and then documenting your contributions to those smaller elements goes a long way towards making your value more visible and quantifiable, Robin Neidorf explains how to achieve this.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo benchmarking research (part 4 - content licensing strategy)
27th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Data for content purchasing and licensing can be very difficult to collate given the differences in how organisations license information, however, Jinfo has been able to create benchmarks around some of the key variables giving us insight into how information teams approach this and we explore some of these approaches in this article.

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Robin Neidorf Documenting the value chain (part 4 - risk management)
26th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article explores how information professionals help organisations manage risk and how they can better communicate their work in areas such as copyright, terms and conditions, licensing, and ensuring accurate information for decision-taking.

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Robin Neidorf Documenting the value chain (part 3 - innovation)
26th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third of our six articles on documenting the value chain, we look at innovation and ask what it looks like, as well as exploring some of the requirements and characteristics that contribute to an innovative environment. We also look at what activities you may currently undertake that supports each of the characteristics and requirements of innovation in your organisation and some qualitative insights you can share with stakeholders to give them a clearer picture of the impact your expertise has on it.

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Michael Moore Leadership alignment interviews - engaging your stakeholders around value
26th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Communicating the value of information services to budget holders and decision-makers is challenging. One way to enhance that communication is to interview leaders in your organisation to show where their ideas align, and where there may be gaps or misalignment. This article looks at how to shape leadership alignment interviews to deepen your engagement with stakeholders, to increase your understanding of their thoughts on value, and to build their buy-in for strategic efforts.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo benchmarking research (part 3 - services and customers)
26th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

To create meaningful comparisons across information teams you first need to define what the teams do. This is what Jinfo set out to do as part of its benchmarking research and this article highlights some of that data, including what services and activities take place such as contract negotiation and taxonomy development, and in which department, as well as the impact and value of these services.

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Robin Neidorf Documenting the value chain (part 2 - efficiency)
25th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Whilst it can be difficult to provide meaningful data to demonstrate the impact on efficiency that an information team provides, it is possible to highlight how you help an organisation become more efficient. In the second article on documenting the value chain, we provide practical examples of how information services contribute to efficiency and a useful set of metrics and reporting that can be used to demonstrate this.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo benchmarking research (part 2 - structure and strategy of department)
25th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

There are many different reporting lines within organisations, such as IT, research and development, marketing, HR and procurement, and Jinfo has previously written about the impact these reporting structures can have on how an information team can deliver value. This article looks more closely at Jinfo's 2019 research on benchmarking, and in particular reporting lines, including some of the common trends, and the importance of strategy in delivering value.

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