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Click to view the report Click to view the report Market Landscape - Discovery Systems
Thursday, 28th April 2016

This report covers the products we consider to be the "big four" discovery services: EBSCO Discovery Service Ex Libris Primo ProQuest Summon WorldCat Discovery from OCLC. We provide a brief description of each source, a link to the homepage and product page, and links to...



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Product Review of ProQuest Summon
Thursday, 21st April 2016

ProQuest Summon is a discovery service used by corporate clients as well as academic, offering a single, unified index and providing users with access to thousands of resources via one platform. This review: Introduces the company and product and provides contact details...



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report What You Can "Own" and What You Can Influence
Monday, 18th April 2016

A recent Jinfo Community session discussed how information professionals bring unique expertise in three interrelated areas to their work environments. Shimrit Janes reported on the session with articles on techniques to maximise your success in the organisation and how to use collaborative and...



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the report Click to view the report Insights and Actions from the Research Focus "Strategic Alignment of IS and IT"
Thursday, 14th April 2016

This end of Focus report collects a full thematic index of content from the Jinfo Research Focus, "Strategic Alignment of IS and IT" in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading. Includes the key insights: Alignment with IT Happens at Every Level - 5 Things You Can...



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the report Click to view the report Product Review of Web of Science
Tuesday, 12th April 2016

Web of Science is a citation index database from Thomson Reuters, providing tens of millions of records of curated research content that is all connected through standard vocabulary, linked content and citation metrics from multiple sources. This review: Introduces Web of Science,...



Click to view the report Click to view the report Market Landscape - News Aggregators Covering Chinese Sources
Monday, 11th April 2016

This report covers five products offering substantial coverage of Chinese sources: EBSCO EMIS Factiva Nexis Northern Light. We provide a brief description of each source, a link to the homepage, information on content sources and languages, update frequency and links...



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the article Shimrit Janes Gaining Influence With Those Who Own Technology Expertise
Thursday, 7th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In a recent Community session, Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, led participants through an in-depth look at ownership and influence amongst sources, technology and value expertise, as well as a maturity model that can help you plan the path ahead of you to improve your effectiveness. Here, we focus in on the importance of having influence over technology expertise.



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