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Robin Neidorf Legal purchasing in the UK - needs and trends
30th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo has been surveying the UK's top law firms in relation to their purchasing needs for more than 10 years. In the first of a three-part report, we take a look at this year's results, which reflects the significant impact of M&A activities within the industry. We look specifically at user comfort, integration of a product into their workflows and vendor relationships.

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16th February 2021
(Announced 27th November 2020)

After one of the most unusual years most of us have experienced, Jinfo will be facilitating our State of the Industry Community session for 2021 early in the new year. Let's all get a fresh perspective as we face the coming months: Join your peers in discussion of: The "new normal"...

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Click to view the item Evaluating information products
24th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The evaluation of products and information sources is a core activity for information professionals. It involves assessing current and future needs of users, whether any gaps are being addressed and ensuring value is being delivered to the organisation. In a five-part series of articles,...

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Step four - Outcome and learning points
24th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this last article in a series of five, we look at the output of the final evaluation stage of the project. It covers aggregating and analysing data, and presenting recommendations and learning points. As with the previous articles, we use the example of a comprehensive comparative analysis of patent research projects conducted by the InfoCenter at Cargill and present activities and examples of best practice.

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Step three - Testing the products
23rd November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this fourth article in a series of five on the product evaluation process, we look at what needs to be done to test the products. We look at how to identify a list of products, how to create an initial review of them, as well as user testing of the products and capturing data. We focus on a comparative analysis of patent research projects conducted by the InfoCenter at Cargill, along with activities and examples of best practice.

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Step two - Design
20th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this third article in a series of five, we look at what needs to be done to lay the foundations for a successful evaluation process. We look at how to get participants involved and develop criteria for testing and documentation. We focus on a comparative analysis of patent research products conducted by the InfoCenter at Cargill, along with activities and examples of best practice.

 

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Step one - Scoping and laying the foundation
19th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this second article in a series of five, we look at what needs to be done to lay the foundations for a successful evaluation process. This includes defining the business need and planning the project methodology. We demonstrate this using the example of a comprehensive comparative analysis of patent research products conducted by the InfoCenter at Cargill.

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Steve Bynghall Evaluating information products: Introduction
18th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the introduction to a five-part series of articles, we look at the steps involved in laying the foundations for a successful evaluation process. This includes how to evaluate comparative products and sources, and factors impacting product evaluation. By way of example, we look at the value of following a set process and evaluating patent search products at Cargill.

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Robin Neidorf 2021 budgets, the future of information, and you
11th November 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Budget planning for 2021 will already be a challenging enough process without navigating the impact of the pandemic on your organisation. Jinfo Consulting enables you to meet the demands of preparing a budget by using our expertise to help you link value to your organisation's strategy. Take the opportunity to effectively align your goals and build strategic foresight for success.

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Click to view the item Community deck - using the value chain to strengthen your negotiating position
26th October 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Before beginning any negotiations with vendors, you must know the specific value that information products, services and expertise bring to your organisation. Using value chain analysis to prepare for your discussions with vendors will allow you to find: Proof-points to share with...

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Click to view the item Community deck - information has never been more visible or valuable: is this our opportunity?
25th June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Download the deck and anonymised notes from our June Community session "Information has never been more visible or valuable: is this our opportunity?" This Community session looks at Jinfo's " Risk assessment on information value " and examines: Your context for value Your "Known...

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Click to view the item Webinar deck - risk assessment on information licensing
10th June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Download the slide deck from our June Webinar, "Risk assessment on information licensing - focus on use-cases" led by Rebecca Brizi. This webinar looks at Jinfo's article, " Risk assessment on information licensing " and covers the importance of examining use-cases and how to assess your...

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Jeanette Eldridge Survey results: Challenges, pressures and opportunities for corporate information centres
9th June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Our recent survey on the challenges, pressures and opportunities for information centres explored with participants the pressures relating to the visibility and value of their services, how they are juggling budgets and managing the licensing arena, particularly in the context of open access, and still keeping up with other changes in technology. Our report "Jinfo survey - challenges facing information teams" summarises the detailed feedback and the analysis of the responses.

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Click to view the item Jinfo survey - challenges facing information teams
8th June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo recently carried out a market research survey on behalf of Springer Nature designed to elicit the opinions of corporate information centres on open access materials, products and services and how they determine value. The report provides analysis of user feedback from 108 respondents...

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Jeanette Eldridge Jinfo survey - challenges facing information teams (part 5 - how can information professionals and suppliers have better partnerships?)
5th June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our five-part report looking at the findings of Jinfo's market research survey on behalf of Springer Nature designed to elicit the opinions of corporate information centres on open access materials, products and services, focuses on respondents' perceived value of publisher-produced resources in this area and how dialogue could be enhanced between them.

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Jeanette Eldridge Jinfo survey - challenges facing information teams (part 4 - open access)
4th June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part four of our five-part report looks at the findings of Jinfo's market research survey on behalf of Springer Nature designed to elicit the opinions of corporate information centres on open access materials, products and services. In particular, we  look at how important open access is to users, whether it's a key factor in their content portfolio, and highlight some of the challenges and concerns they have with it.

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Jeanette Eldridge Jinfo survey - challenges facing information teams (part 2 - what are the biggest challenges?)
2nd June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second of a five-part report looking at the findings of Jinfo's market research survey on behalf of Springer Nature designed to elicit the opinions of corporate information centres on open access materials, products and services, we explore some of the challenges faced by respondents in their relationships with users and stakeholders as well as their organisations.

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Click to view the item Community deck - assessing risks of staff and services - What's strategic? What's healthy?
2nd June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Download the deck and anonymised notes from our May Community session "Assessing risks of staff and services - What's strategic? What's healthy?" In this community session we discuss the key concerns: Do you have the right visibility over projects and outcomes? Do you have all the...

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Jeanette Eldridge Jinfo survey - challenges facing information teams (part 1 - introduction)
1st June 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo recently carried out a market research survey on behalf of Springer Nature designed to elicit the opinions of corporate information centres on open access materials, products and services and how they determine value. In the first part of a five-part report, we explore the survey data, with a particular focus on the industry sectors represented and department responsibilities.

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Click to view the item Webinar deck - risk assessment on information team management
27th May 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Download the deck and notes from our May Webinar, "Risk assessment on information team management - capacity and sustainability" led by Rebecca Brizi. Jinfo's article, " Risk assessment on information team management " identifies four components for review to confirm that you are managing...

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