Current awareness is an information service that continues to grow in importance. From the early days, library service delivery has included collection, curation and distribution of competitive intelligence derived from the news of the day. Recently, a Jinfo Community session explored the role of premium content in current awareness and this article examines how current awareness service is delivered now and how it is evolving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internal newsletters have proved to be a resilient offering for information teams despite the proliferation of automated alerts. James Griggs and Natasha Murray, research managers at Deloitte, describe why this is the case and set out the steps you need to take in order to produce an effective newsletter.
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.
Jinfo recently answered a customer query about implementation of AI in libraries and knowledge management areas. Here we present some of our most recent content in this area along with coverage of vendor strategies around AI.
Which variables contribute to information centre and services success - and how much are they influenced by industry, reporting line and staffing? Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, highlights research and resources from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence", as well as tools and articles to help you extend your influence and communicate better.
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.
Join our webinar and Community sessions and find out how you could apply the learnings from our benchmarking research to your organisation.
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.
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.
Suppliers have made great progress in developing their technology over recent years but there are still significant challenges for users and buyers within organisations when faced with creating successful solutions for integrating content. A recent Jinfo webinar explored some of the issues involved and guest panel speakers from Northern Light and Comintelli shared their experiences on some of the challenges they've encountered when implementing content solutions and highlights some of the obstacles information professionals are likely to face.
The insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence", are now available. Find out how to develop an information centre of excellence.
Setting aside time for strategic planning when projects demand all of your time is challenging. In a recent Jinfo Community session, participants looked at how integrating strategy discussions into stakeholder and team member meetings can help you discover which workflows, products, and services need to be developed or discontinued to align with your future goals, as well as some practical next steps you can follow.
Benchmarking and measuring your information service against others is essential in order to move forwards and progress. The second year of Jinfo's unique benchmarking research examines the key facets which can transform information centres from transactional to strategic and...
Comparing our information services to others and looking at how we might improve or alter our services, structure and measures of value are at the heart of our Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence". This article highlights some of the articles, interviews, models, webinars and Community sessions within the Research Focus and which organisations can use as fuel for innovation.
As part of Jinfo's Research Focus, "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence" , we conducted a survey plus in-depth interviews to document how information expertise is applied in different organisations, regardless of the industry, size of the team, or presence of a...
Many information professionals struggle to get their project implemented and in this article Martin Murtland explains the product development process and how you can effectively sell your project. He gives an overview of the software development methodologies and some of the drawbacks as well as some practical steps you can take to ensure success.
This Research Focus provides tools, research and the original data you need to evaluate your current awareness provision and plot where you are in the movement towards intelligence systems. (October - December 2018).
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