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Robin Neidorf Improving success through project piloting - what is piloting and why do it?
19th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first of a series of articles, we look at the concept of piloting, why it's important and how you can more effectively implement pilots of projects and initiatives you may be involved in.

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Andrew Lucas The importance of communicating strategy to your team
18th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo has consistently highlighted the importance of setting a strategy to support the organisation and manage risks and opportunities but if it isn't implemented in the right way it will be ineffective. This article looks at the important role of information centre staff in communicating and developing a strategic plan and what practical steps you can take within your own organisation to bring this about.

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Scott Vine Product review of ResearchMonitor (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
14th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our product review of TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, we take a look at the help and training that's available within the product, including a detailed and comprehensive overview of videos, articles and webinars. We also highlight its direct competitors, including Onelog from ITS and LookUp Precision from Lucidea, product development plans, and pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289

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Scott Vine Product Review of ResearchMonitor (technology - search & user interface; APIs; outputs & alerts; administration)
13th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, we explore the technology in greater detail, including the RMWeb client, the product's web interface, including analytics, resources, the various reports available, contracts and its administrative features.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289

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Keane Angle Visual communication - pictures speak louder than words
13th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Being able to visualise ideas has become increasingly important in today's world and to the decision-making process within an organsation. This article explores some of the rules and best practices that apply to concept visualisation as well as practical ways to implement them.

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Tara Murray Introverts as consultants
12th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

There are many so-called "introverts" working within the information world and their specific skill set is valuable but, being a people profession, skills in extroversion are just as important. This article looks at some practical strategies you can adopt to help you become more extrovert and step outside of your comfort zone. 

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Scott Vine Product review of ResearchMonitor (sources - content & coverage)
12th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, has thousands of sites and resources already built-in and in the second part of our product review, we take a detailed look at the range of sources it manages and how you can find, add, configure and monitor them.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289

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Scott Vine Product Review of ResearchMonitor (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
11th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If your organisation subscribes to multiple resources, the need to manage access to them and monitor their usage is essential. One such tool that can do this is ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool. In the first part of our product review, we take a look at the product and its new owner, TRG Screen, as well as some of its key advantages, who its competitors are and what development plans are in the pipeline.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo research on UK legal purchasing preferences and needs 2019 (part 4 - value of end-user experience)
7th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's research on purchasing patterns and preferences amongst the top 200 law firms in the UK, we look at the user experience. We focused on how user-friendly a product was, how easy it was to find information, its personalisation options, and whether collaboration was supported.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo research on UK legal purchasing preferences and needs 2019 (part 3 - value of technology and platform)
6th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of Jinfo's research on purchasing patterns and preferences amongst the top 200 law firms in the UK, we look at what participants value in relation to the technological features of key products in the legal landscape.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo research on UK legal purchasing preferences and needs 2019 (part 2 - value of product content)
5th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of Jinfo's research on purchasing patterns and preferences amongst the top 200 law firms in the UK, we look at what participants value in the content of key products in the legal landscape.

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Armand Brevig The enterprise model and how to make it work for you
4th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The enterprise subscription model will be familiar to anyone responsible for negotiating subscription agreements with vendors of digital content. Whilst it may be convenient, it can also become very costly. This article looks at why vendors are so keen on the enterprise model and how you can make it work for you, particularly if you work in a mid-sized organisation.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo research on UK legal purchasing preferences and needs 2019 (part 1 - introduction, methodology and responses)
4th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read this year's research on purchasing patterns and preferences amongst the top 200 law firms in the UK. Find out how core legal products fit into the strategy, spending, and evolution of information services in UK law firms.

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Robin Neidorf Making objectives concrete - operationalising strategy in content acquisitions
1st November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

It can be difficult to determine the monetary value of content as many factors come into play, including the objectives of the user, and the wider organisation and usage statistics only tell part of the story. This article looks at how to create a balanced and value-focused content portfolio with a particular focus on organisational objectives and provides practical next steps to help you focus your thinking on portfolio management.

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Jacqueline Beattie Managing your portfolio as part of your strategy (part three - communicating with stakeholders)
30th October 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our report on managing the content portfolio as part of your strategy, we look at the importance of communication with stakeholders, including the different types of stakeholders and how to develop good relationships with them so you can help them understand the importance of a strategically managed content portfolio.

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Jacqueline Beattie Managing your portfolio as part of your strategy (part two - segment the portfolio)
29th October 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part one of our report on managing your portfolio as part of your strategy, we looked at the importance of aligning your content portfolio to the goals of your organisation. In part two we look more closely at the challenges involved, including how to segment the portfolio and highlight key performance indicators, document resources to support value, demonstrate the impact of the content portfolio and create an innovative environment, as well as practical next steps.

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Jacqueline Beattie Managing your portfolio as part of your strategy (part one - where to start)
28th October 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Managing the content portfolio is an important part of the overall information management strategy. How best to do this is the subject of the first part of our report where we look at how to align your content portfolio with the business goals of the organisation. Whilst these goals will differ for every organisation, in part one we focus on efficiency, innovation and revenue growth and highlight some practical next steps you can take to move forward.

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Willem Noorlander Content purchasing to content licensing - changing the perception
25th October 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

There are many divergent views on how information and data can be used, including the level of ownership, and if users exceed the terms and conditions set by the data supplier it can have serious implications for an organisation. This article looks at common misconceptions in relation to the use of data, the different rules that apply when sourcing it, as well the restricted usage rights that may exist in relation to content. It also offers some practical next steps to ensure compliance with the supplier's guidelines.

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Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Creating networks as part of your strategy
21st October 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals are in a unique position within their organisation because they connect with so many different people and teams and this article looks at how to engage and manage others when developing a stakeholder strategy.

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Andrew Lucas Super users as partners and advocates
17th October 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Super users can be found in every organisation but what are they and how can they help bridge the gap between the information centre and the rest of the organisation? In this article, we take a look at some of their key characteristics and how the information centre can use them for awareness, training and feedback.

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