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Digital Adoption Platforms (DAP) provide a software layer integrated on top of other applications or websites, which guides users through tasks and functions and makes it easier for them to learn how to use a software platform, website or app. DAPs are usually customisable for specific...
In this market landscape, we look at eight of the most popular idea-management software products. These platforms enable organisations to gather, manage, develop, analyse and implement new ideas. A brief description and key features of each are outlined, with additional information on typical...
Information managers are starting to think about whether they should incorporate chatbot technology into their information strategy to help boost both the productivity of their teams and to improve response times for users. There are a multitude of chatbot providers on the market, with most of...
Technology plays an increasingly key role in enabling information professionals to work with optimal efficiency and productivity. In this article, Andrew Lucas looks at how two emerging technologies - chatbots and Digital Adoption Platforms - could be used to improve things, if deployed smartly.
The digital workplace means different things to different people but the evolution of its associated technologies means workers now expect an always-connected environment where they can access everything they need. Andrew Lucas recently spoke to Steve Bynghall, one of Jinfo's regular contributors, to find out about his experiences as a consultant and writer on the digital workplace, how organisations can most effectively use the tools they have, and what role he foresees for the information professional within this environment.
Andrew Lucas recently interviewed Andy Tattersall, an information specialist and long-time contributor to Jinfo, to find out how he uses technology in his work at The School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield (ScHARR) and how his skills have helped to shape the university's approach to information. He also had some interesting things to say about where he thinks the information profession is headed.
Many organisations are using Office 365. Getting to know Office 365 and its constituent tools can help information and knowledge teams deliver services, as well as provide opportunities to provide expert guidance to help organisations get the most out of Office 365, including Outlook, SharePoint, MS Office, Teams and Skype for Business.
Intranets are a traditional part of the workplace technology landscape but have evolved considerably. This article explores some of the ways intranets have changed and continue to do so, including its move to the cloud, better integrations, and the adoption of artificial intelligence and bots.
In the third part of our review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, Scott Vine looks at its collaboration and customisation features, including a full overview of the product's use of clusters which help you refine content. He also looks at its search and output features as well as its visualisation options.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055
Systems for curating and delivering current awareness have come a long way with the advent of social media. Whilst RSS and more traditional methods of searching still have their place, curation platforms that use the "wisdom of the crowd" are a valuable addition in extracting and aggregating fresh information whatever the topic. This article looks at emerging sources of information for current awareness, how social media aggregators bring value to your current awareness service, and how sustainable and reliable the technology is.
There is a growing interest in digital literacy in the workplace to help drive digital transformation. In this article Steve Bynghall looks at what this entails and what opportunities this provides for information professionals to add value and how they should contribute to initiatives and efforts around this subject.
Clarivate Analytics is a global leader in the provision of insights and analytics and has many established brands including Web of Science, EndNote, InCites, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet. Jinfo recently interviewed Jan Reichelt, newly-appointed managing director of Clarivate's citation index and discovery platform Web of Science, to find out a bit more about the company's flagship products, including its newest acquisitions, Kopernio and Publons.
Jinfo spoke to Barbara Hirsh, director of Information Resources & Knowledge Management at NERA Economic Consulting, along with two of her colleagues to find out a bit more about the group and how they use Altarama's RefTracker, a browser-based reference and enquiry management system, to manage the information flow to and from its staff. She spoke about why they started using RefTracker, how they use it along with some of the benefits it offers.
To succeed in the information profession requires many skills and a knowledge of a wide range of information resources and tools but to keep organised it's essential to have project management skills. In this article, we take a look at the importance of these skills to the information professional and highlight some of the leading software that can be used to better manage your workload along with some practical steps you can incorporate in your daily work.
Following on from our article last year on the potential value of chatbots in the workplace and specifically for the information profession, this article examines their evolution and highlights some of the latest trends to emerge, including the productisation driven by messaging platforms, the growth of voice assistants and chatbots in information services.
Gamification is becoming increasingly important in the workplace and this article looks at its history and how it's currently being applied by companies. It also offers some tips on what to think about if you're considering incorporating gamification projects within your organisation.
In a previous article, James Mullan looked at ways knowledge managers could promote intranets as a tool for knowledge sharing. In this article, James looks at how the technologies that have supported intranets have developed over the last few years and some of the trends we are seeing in how they are being used within organisations.
Find out how Altmetric tracks online activity and conversations around scholarly research outputs - and who benefits from this. Read our latest product review to find out more about Altmetric's future plans and our reviewer's in-depth write-up.
In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Altmetric, a platform for tracking research impact, Andy Tattersall looks at the help and training available within the product, competitors, including Impactstory, Kudos, and Plum Analytics. We also look at Altmetric's subscription costs and future development plans.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841
In the third part of our review of Altmetric, we take a closer look at the platform itself and how it provides insights into published research. Specifically, its five main features, including content aggregation, visual analytics, search with advanced options, save and alert functionality and the ability to export data.
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"Remote Information Teams"
If you're newly remote, you may feel like you've been thrown into a mysterious culture where you sort of speak the language but sort of not. Use Jinfo's "Focus on Remote Information Teams" to become fluent: