How to help your team cope and embrace continuous change
Monday, 16th October 2017
Information centre teams know that their services will need to change if they are to continue to be relevant and add value to their organisations. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and provided some specific steps you can take to actively engage in continuous improvement. Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's director of research, also presented specific actions that can be taken to improve your understanding of the elements of process improvement and the psychological barriers to change.
Translation rights and licensing of online content
Friday, 13th October 2017
The more visible your specialist online content becomes, the greater the chance of seeing more permission requests for reuse. Most of the time the material will be used in its original language but sometimes people may want to translate your material and make it available for their local market. This raises awareness of your brand and reputation but you also need to consider the legal implications of this and in this article copyright expert Clare Painter highlights some of the issues involved and offers tips on how to negotiate a licence in this area.
Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus "Define and manage value for current awareness"
Tuesday, 10th October 2017
Co-producer Andrew Lucas selects publishing highlights from the articles and research published in the Research Focus "Define and manage value for current awareness", from this year's survey to interviews with premium suppliers.
The Insights and Actions Report from the Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - optimise your structure" is available now for all site visitors. We asked a senior information manager, how they and their team have been using the benchmarking resources from the Research Focus.
Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a research & information centre manager
Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
The Insights and Actions Report from the Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - optimise your structure" is available now for all site visitors. We asked subscriber Dany Lessard, of Business Development Bank of Canada, how she and her team of researchers have been using the benchmarking resources from the Research Focus.
Jinfo current awareness survey 2017 (part 5 - priorities and actions)
Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
Jinfo's recent current awareness survey gathered information on current activities, priorities and organisational attitudes from respondents in order to study the category of news and the provision of current awareness services. Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's director of research, takes a look at the results and the key priorities and actions that the analysis highlights for those running information services.
Subscription update for information services management
Friday, 29th September 2017
This monthly update collects the current content relevant to those responsible for information service management, information strategy and content procurement in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading. Includes: Product review of the InfoDesk product suite In...
Benchmarking research reveals successful teams share common practices
Wednesday, 27th September 2017
What are the key factors for successful information centres? How can operations be maximised to allow for higher-value work? Helen Josephine reports on the Jinfo webinar, "Future-proof your service by refocusing on higher-value work", which discusses the work pyramid model which is immensely powerful in helping information managers focus operations and define higher-value work.
Part 2 - How information services can best work with procurement
Thursday, 21st September 2017
In the second of a two-part article, Bill Noorlander explores the changing market for data and content. This article focuses on changes in how data is being used, with a move away from the more traditional premium sources to a more hybrid use of data across various products. It also considers the supplier's point of view and how they are reacting to the changes.
Part 1 - How information services can best work with procurement
Wednesday, 20th September 2017
The process for procuring data and content has gone through many changes over the past 15 years. Changes in the type of data sources available, who is using the data and how it is being used, all affect how it is sourced. In the first of a two-part article, Bill Noorlander looks at past, present and future trends for obtaining content sources and how users and suppliers will need to adapt.
This Research Focus provides analysis, expert articles and product reviews on the state of play for current awareness services. (October - December 2017).
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