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Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Benchmarking through the professional services and legal lens
25th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How does Jinfo's benchmarking research apply to professional services and legal firms? What do similarities and comparisons between those sectors and with the whole dataset tell us about how the best information centres function or how you could use the data to sharpen up your service or request additional staffing? Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi reports.

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Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Use Jinfo's model to map how stakeholder relationships can affect the successful introduction and uptake of technology, and how organisational-wide projects can be encouraged to flourish. Produced by Robin Neidorf  

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Click to view the article Louise Brookes Benchmarking through the manufacturing lens
18th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

It is important for information teams to identify, capture and analyse information which will help them improve their processes, ensure that they are using the right resources to achieve their goals, and demonstrate value to their stakeholders. Senior information managers and professionals working in the manufacturing sector took part in a Community session to compare and contrast Jinfo's benchmarking research findings specifically between the manufacturing sector and other industries. This article provides a view of those findings and offers some ideas on their practical application.

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander What's the best way to measure the value of your information service?
15th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The theme of the Jinfo Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence" is how teams measure and benchmark their information service against others. Sophie Alexander reports on a webinar which looked at how you go about measuring value by engaging with stakeholders and using the right data and metrics, rather than measuring everything.

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Click to view the article Jan Knight Mini review of Vable Inbox
2nd October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This mini review looks at Vable Inbox, an email management and forwarding tool for information managers and librarians in sectors from Vable's traditional stronghold of legal to its growing customer base in other areas, such as insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical. We review how Vable Inbox can save time and create efficiencies, better surface and direct information, and we look at plans for future development.

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Click to view the article Sam Luton Benchmarking through the finance lens
27th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information teams in financial firms have specific concerns relating to that industry and this was reflected in a recent Community session which looked at benchmarking data and how this year's results shed light on best practice in the financial services and insurance arenas.

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Where to begin when implementing automation in your workplace
14th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Moving away from spreadsheets, emails and to-do lists can be difficult, but there are tried-and-tested tools available to help you manage subscriptions, project management and enquiries. A recent webinar discussed the challenges that automation can solve, surveyed the tools that can improve workflow, and presented the next steps towards making your centre more strategic.

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Click to view the article Andy Tattersall Impact of social media and Web 2.0 on current awareness
13th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall How does Jinfo's benchmarking research apply to pharma?
10th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Senior information managers from pharmaceutical and life science sectors were invited to join an online Community session to discuss the results of Jinfo's Research Focus, "Benchmarking information roles - Jinfo models of excellence". This article looks in more depth at some of the key research findings and offers several tips on practical application of the research.

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Click to view the article Clive Snell ConTech 2018 - a new conference on AI, data science & tech
4th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Clive Snell gives an insight into the speakers and key themes for ConTech 2018, a new event focusing on data science, AI and emerging technologies, taking place in London in November.

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Click to view the article Andy Tattersall Q&A with Iconitel - optimising information resources
3rd September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Iconitel Consulting & Software Services specialises in the management of information resources and offers a unique set of solutions ranging from comprehensive research portfolio management engagements to automated software solutions. Andy Tattersall recently caught up with Iconitel's executive partner, Joanie Olivier, to find out about the company and its products, AREUS and AREUSConnect, and what the future holds.

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Tuesday, 28th August 2018

Use Jinfo's model to see what the common pitfalls and less than optimal practices are in automation and optimisation, and how to move towards best practice in your own information centre and organisation. Produced by Robin Neidorf

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Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi What problem does your information centre solve?
20th August 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can an information department develop its work processes so that it's constantly providing value to the larger organisation? This is something Jinfo set out to explore in a recent Community session and this article looks at some of the issues raised including how to define value, how to incorporate it into the work you do and some practical tips on future-proofing your work and aligning with corporate goals.

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Which is the best channel for disseminating information around your organisation?
17th August 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How best to disseminate information within an organisation is a topic that continually preoccupies information professionals and this article looks at the some of the different variables and approaches that need to be considered to help work out the best channels for effective evaluation of messaging channels.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo model - current awareness provision
Wednesday, 8th August 2018

This Jinfo model for current awareness provision reflects what we have identified as best practice for information teams providing current awareness services. It will help you to take a close look at what is time-consuming at each step in this model, and then consider ways to apply technology to...

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Click to view the article Graham Southorn How to benchmark your information team in 2018
2nd August 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Comparing our information services to others and looking for ways to improve them is vital for any information team. A recent webinar focused on Jinfo's benchmarking research in this area and this article reports on its findings, looking specifically at the data provided by information teams in relation to reporting lines, services and customers, and measuring value, and how they use it to demonstrate value to their organisations.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Don't miss our webinars and Community sessions on benchmarking
1st August 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Join our webinar and Community sessions and find out how you could apply the learnings from our benchmarking research to your organisation.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Insight 3 from Research Focus on benchmarking - you can measure value
27th July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final insight from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence" is around measuring and influencing the value you bring to the organisation. Find out more from our director of research, Robin Neidorf.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Practical Action on Jinfo's Research Focus "The information team with the right stuff", from a research and information centre manager
24th July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We asked one of our subscribers what they found most useful and what resonated most with them in the  Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", in areas from the importance of knowledge in context to fully understanding research needs and how to motivate team members.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Insight 2 from Research Focus on benchmarking - leverage technology
23rd July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The second insight from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence" is around using technology to save time and create value-add. Find out more from our director of research, Robin Neidorf.

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