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Click to view the report Click to view the report Webinar deck - innovation in current awareness and intelligence
Tuesday, 18th December 2018

Our research into current awareness and intelligence platforms shows that the majority of respondents (around two-thirds) want to do more to streamline or automate their current awareness delivery. The dominant subscription platforms such as Factiva and Nexis are no longer the default choice...



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on technology readiness (part 2 - investigation of solutions)
Monday, 17th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A whole host of new technologies are available today or are set to transform the information landscape tomorrow. But working out where to invest time and resources in new technologies can present a dilemma. In the second part of our report on Jinfo's research into technology culture, readiness and priorities, Robin Neidorf reveals the technologies rated as both urgent and non-urgent by information teams.



Click to view the article Jeanette Eldridge How technology is transforming pharma - key challenges and transformational changes
Monday, 17th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article identifies some of the AI-related challenges and opportunities for information professional's working in the pharma and life science field, helping them and their colleagues and customers gain an overview of the breadth of AI developments and their current impact and future potential, as well as providing some useful resources and references. Three elements of transformational change at the societal, organisational and personal levels are also explored which see AI developments being integrated into business activities and products.



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Minesoft PatBase (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 14th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our product review of Minesoft PatBase, a global patent database, we look at the help and training available, including its useful case studies which illustrate real-world usage of the product for differing use-cases, future development of the product, competitors such as Clarivate Analytics, Questel, and TotalPatent as well as its pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3094



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on technology readiness (part 1 - introduction)
Friday, 14th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Keeping your technology knowledge updated as well as keeping up with other areas of information centre expertise is a challenge. Robin Neidorf reports on Jinfo's research into technology culture, readiness and priorities, including plans and priorities for 2019, and how technology projects are addressed by information teams.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas The impact of AI and data science on news
Friday, 14th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A key focus for information centres in many organisations is the provision of news and current awareness. The accuracy and veracity of news are increasingly being questioned in a "post-truth" world in which objective facts are considered less important in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. In keeping with this theme, Jinfo recently attended an SLA Europe meeting which looked at, among other factors, the role technology plays in enabling the potential manipulation of the news and this article looks at some of the issues raised as well as offering some tips on what both information professionals and end-users can do to avoid being deceived.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Product walkthrough - TDNet Discover
Thursday, 13th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This product walkthrough looks at TDNet Discover, a content and workflow management system, with up to 300 million citation and abstracts in its index. We take a look at the company's background, the product's development and how it benefits libraries and information centres in large companies, particularly pharma, biomed and electronics companies, along with hospitals and research organisations.



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Minesoft PatBase (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 13th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part three of our product review of Minesoft PatBase, a global patent database, we look at its impressive range of search options and overall functionality, its analytics tools and the latest iteration of its analytics platform, which includes the ability to create charts and graphs, including 3D landscape, nested and semi-pies, polar charts and Venn diagrams as well as its content output options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3094



Click to view the report Click to view the report Community deck - should you move to an intelligence system?
Wednesday, 12th December 2018

Is your team at the forefront in terms of exploring the improved options for collaboration and automation that today's intelligence systems offer? If not, you'll find this session an enlightening introduction to how you might make the transition from "traditional" current awareness system...



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Minesoft PatBase (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 12th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part two of our product review of Minesoft PatBase, a global patent database, we take a closer look at its strengths and weaknesses and an in-depth look at its sources, in particular, its full-text collections as well as the languages available within the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3094



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Minesoft PatBase (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 11th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We last reviewed Minesoft PatBase, an award-winning global patent database, nearly four years ago and since then the platform has undergone quite a few changes including the expansion of its full-text coverage and analytics tool. Read part one of our latest product review to find out about the product, who benefits from using it and what value it provides along with its recent partnership with Darts-ip and what effect this integration will have on the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3094



Click to view the report Click to view the report Product review of Minesoft PatBase
Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Minesoft PatBase is an award-winning global patent database used by intellectual property professionals who rely on it for its business-critical patent information. It has undergone quite a few changes since we last reviewed the product a few years ago. Two notable changes include its analytics...



Click to view the article Louise Brookes How technology is transforming manufacturing - key challenges and transformational changes
Monday, 10th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article discusses how technology is impacting information professionals who work in the manufacturing industry. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of information centres, how they are positioned to meet the challenges of a typical manufacturing organisation in light of the changes in technology. It also suggests some follow-up actions you can take to transform your information centre and seize these opportunities.



Click to view the article Louise Brookes Resolving common problems in current awareness workflows
Friday, 7th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article reports on a recent Jinfo webinar which showed that the process of examining and adjusting workflows need not be complicated or overwhelming and that by applying a framework or appropriate model, the task can be split into manageable parts. This approach makes it easier to identify inefficiencies in the process and areas for improvement. It also provided a model for information professionals to work with and shared learnings from recent projects that Jinfo Consulting analysts have been involved in.



Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Balancing agile development with a waterfall strategy
Wednesday, 5th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information and technology have always worked best together and this requires a technology-savvy workforce. This article looks at how to balance technology with service requests and how you can manage high-level strategic projects without interrupting customer services, along with some practical steps you can implement.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Community deck - Jinfo for information strategy
Wednesday, 5th December 2018

Join a quarterly confidential discussion of professionals responsible for information strategy. You'll get insight into Jinfo's current research and resources supporting this role, along with plenty of time to talk with peers about challenges, questions, tools and best practices. In addition...



Click to view the article Diane Thieke How to transform your thinking for the AI revolution
Thursday, 29th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Experts believe artificial intelligence (AI) will fundamentally alter the way we live and work. For information professionals, this has profound implications for their organisations as well as for their own roles. Unlike any of their colleagues, they are uniquely positioned to take a lead in AI initiatives and this article explores how.



Click to view the article Arthur Weiss Open source intelligence to uncover information on companies, organisations, groups and people
Tuesday, 27th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Open source intelligence (OSINT) uses publicly available sources to gather intelligence for purposes ranging from basic recruitment checks on an individual to due diligence research for M&A purposes to in-depth fraud investigations and more. Search engines are the starting point, but deep web databases and social media searches are all part of the OSINT searchers toolkit. This article discusses approaches for finding open source intelligence with a focus on free sources.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Webinar deck - adjust workflow to achieve balance in content, technology and behaviours
Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Stepping back from the day to day and reviewing workflow around current awareness and intelligence gathering requires a significant investment of time and mental resilience to make changes to established systems. However, the best information teams regularly review their processes in order...



Click to view the article Arthur Robbins Chatbot software in a pharmaceutical company
Monday, 26th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can the pharmaceutical industry implement chatbots? This article looks at one company's experience of working through and implementing a chatbot to handle medical information enquiries and discusses some of the issues to consider, such as partnering, regulatory considerations, implementation and lessons learned.



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