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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Q&A with NERA - using Altarama RefTracker to manage information flow
22nd May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall The importance of project management for visibility into capacity
17th May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall The evolution of chatbots in the workplace
18th April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Richard Lowe Using gamification design to improve engagement
8th February 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article James Mullan Intranets and the digital workplace
11th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal How Altmetric can help you measure and analyse online research attention
4th July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Andy Tattersall Product review of Altmetric (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
30th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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

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Click to view the article Andy Tattersall Product review of Altmetric (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
29th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841

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Click to view the article Andy Tattersall Product review of Altmetric (sources - content & coverage)
28th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part 2 of Jinfo's review of Altmetric which provides insights into the online attention research outputs attract. Andy Tattersall looks at the range of sources used, including online sources, such as news, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and how each of these sources is weighted using the attention score.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841

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Click to view the article Andy Tattersall Product review of Altmetric (key advantages; introduction, contact details)
27th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Altmetric is a data science company that provides tools to enable research organisations, publishers, funders and other organisations to track the attention of research artefacts such as journals, books, and datasets. Part 1 of this review outlines its key advantages, who could benefit from using the platform, and a brief overview of where the product is headed.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of Altmetric
Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Altmetric is a data science company and part of Digital Science. It provides tools to enable research organisations, publishers and funders to track the attention of research artefacts such as journals, books, and datasets. It monitors a range of scholarly and non-scholarly sources to provide a...

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal What does Overleaf offer scientists and researchers?
5th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If your organisation has a requirement to produce technical articles, grant applications and other documents, particularly those requiring the use of mathematical formulae, scientific notations, graphs and charts then you'll want to find out what our reviewer thought of LaTeX-based software tool Overleaf.

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Click to view the article Helen Josephine Mini review of Overleaf
1st June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Overleaf is a software tool based on LaTeX which integrates into the authoring, publishing and archiving eco-system to support scientific and technical collaboration and publication. Reviewer Helen Josephine covers the products background and potential user groups, including those not familiar with the features of LaTeX. She considers the key features and potential uses of the software by technical teams, laboratories, software and hardware manufacturers and other industries which produce technical articles and archive internal documents.

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Click to view the article James Mullan Using intranets to support knowledge management initiatives
12th May 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at how intranets currently support knowledge sharing and knowledge management and explores some of the ways in which they could be used to provide further support in this area. James Mullan also suggests some practical steps to take if you are planning on developing your intranet to support knowledge management initiatives.

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Click to view the article Lynn Strand Ebooks and elearning - partnering for success
5th May 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Today’s organisations have a unique challenge in reaching employees across the globe for training and development. With the advent of digital learning, information centres are perfectly positioned to provide this service. This article offers some creative ways to engage end-users and to partner with other departments such as HR or IT to create cross-functional learning opportunities.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal How can you use AI and chatbots in the information centre?
18th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Are technologies such as chatbots and artificial intelligence unproven and overhyped, or just what we've been looking for to take us away from mundane tasks and allow us to gain new insights and focus on strategy?

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Chatbots - overhyped or helping hand for the information professional?
6th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Chatbots are currently receiving a lot of media attention, but what are they and what kind of opportunities do they present for information professionals? Steve Bynghall looks at the chatbot phenomena - what they are, why there's so much hype, how close they are to being deployed in the workplace and how technologies such as natural language programming, algorithms and artificial intelligence may impact information and knowledge professionals.

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Click to view the article Kate Lomax Tools for an information-savvy workforce
10th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How do we use new tools to embed learning and help create an information-savvy workforce in a frictionless and collaborative way? Kate Lomax looks at the current state of workplace learning and explores some of tools and technologies that can help embed informal and "just-in-time" workplace learning throughout the organisation.

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Thursday, 25th August 2016

This report covers four products focusing on audience analytics and ad metrics for online and mobile display, and three products which concentrate on web analytics and web traffic analysis: Audience Analytics and Advertising Analytics from comScore Competitrack and Competitrack...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Market landscape - open source products
Monday, 25th July 2016

This report covers eight well known open source products used in areas from discovery to publishing and reference management: DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books) DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Google Scholar Mendeley PLOS (Public Library of Science)...

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