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This article looks at how to apply continuous improvement in the context of managing an information service and covers some of the foundations that need to be in place to deliver sustained improvement as well as some considerations to make it all happen.
Jinfo recently spoke to the heads of seven information services in order to better understand what contributes to an Information Centre of Excellence with our model as an example. We asked them to map their current services to the model and self-assess their departments with regard to the key...
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In the final part of our series of articles on the characteristics of the Information Centre of Excellence and how information managers manifest these characteristics, we take a look at operations and how it needs to be grounded in continuous improvement.
In the third of a series of articles on the characteristics of the Information Centre of Excellence and how information managers manifest these characteristics, we look at how teams cultivate commercial awareness.
In the first part of a series of articles on the characteristics of the Information Centre of Excellence, we interviewed seven information managers to better understand how they and their teams manifest these characteristics. This second article looks at the six characteristics needed to hire, develop and cultivate in an Information Centre of Excellence.
Jinfo recently spoke to the heads of seven information services in order to better understand what contributes to an Information Centre of Excellence, using our model as an example. We asked them to map their current services to the model and self-assess their departments with regard to the key characteristics of a successful Information Centre of Excellence. In this first part of our four-part article, we look at some of the results of this, including the several themes that emerged in relation to how the teams set information strategy.
Information professionals are in a unique position to be able to identify and manage business risks within an organisation and this article looks at the top four information-related risks that business leaders are not always aware of and shows how proper management of them can maximise the business opportunity.
Globalisation has produced a more interconnected world but this has also meant information teams are often having to work longer hours with fewer resources. Jinfo has spoken to senior information managers at a range of organisations about how they are navigating these challenges to create a more collaborative and motivated work environment. In this article, we focus on the variables needed to create a successful global team, what tools can be used and how to improve over time.
In a series of articles on project piloting, we look at what it is, why it's important and how you can successfully implement projects with the use of carefully crafted purpose statements and a pilot plan. We'll also explore what you need to do at the end of every pilot project to increase its...
Pilot projects sometimes follow an unpredictable path but they can also highlight challenges and opportunities along the way. This article looks at what you need to do at the end of every pilot project to increase its value, including determining the next steps, communicating with stakeholders and capturing knowledge.
In the first of a series of articles, we look at the concept of piloting, why it's important and how you can more effectively implement pilots of projects and initiatives you may be involved in.
Jinfo has consistently highlighted the importance of setting a strategy to support the organisation and manage risks and opportunities but if it isn't implemented in the right way it will be ineffective. This article looks at the important role of information centre staff in communicating and developing a strategic plan and what practical steps you can take within your own organisation to bring this about.
In the final part of our product review of TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, we take a look at the help and training that's available within the product, including a detailed and comprehensive overview of videos, articles and webinars. We also highlight its direct competitors, including Onelog from ITS and LookUp Precision from Lucidea, product development plans, and pricing options.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3289
In the third part of our product review of TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, we explore the technology in greater detail, including the RMWeb client, the product's web interface, including analytics, resources, the various reports available, contracts and its administrative features.
Being able to visualise ideas has become increasingly important in today's world and to the decision-making process within an organsation. This article explores some of the rules and best practices that apply to concept visualisation as well as practical ways to implement them.
There are many so-called "introverts" working within the information world and their specific skill set is valuable but, being a people profession, skills in extroversion are just as important. This article looks at some practical strategies you can adopt to help you become more extrovert and step outside of your comfort zone.
TRG Screen's ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool, has thousands of sites and resources already built-in and in the second part of our product review, we take a detailed look at the range of sources it manages and how you can find, add, configure and monitor them.
If your organisation subscribes to multiple resources, the need to manage access to them and monitor their usage is essential. One such tool that can do this is ResearchMonitor, an electronic resource management tool. In the first part of our product review, we take a look at the product and its new owner, TRG Screen, as well as some of its key advantages, who its competitors are and what development plans are in the pipeline.
Originally developed by Priory Solutions, ResearchMonitor was subsequently acquired by TRG Screen. It is an electronic resource management tool that is used by organisations to help them keep track of subscriptions to multiple resources, as well as helping them manage access to them and monitor...
Jinfo's research into purchasing trends and preferences in the UK legal market is now in its ninth year and for this year's survey we aimed for a more refined approach to create closer alignment between our questions relating to what teams value and the satisfaction ratings given to specific...
"The Information Centre of Excellence - commercial, consultative, collaborative"
Jinfo's flexible model of the Information Centre of Excellence provides a framework for any information team - any size, industry, or range of services - to operate nimbly in our changing world. (January - March 2020).
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