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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Insight 2 from Research Focus on technology - core information skills are a superpower
17th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read our second insight from our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world". Find out how your research and information skills can remain relevant in this brave new world and access our new report.

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall How a competency framework can help define and articulate your areas of expertise
17th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information services, knowledge management and digital workplace roles often require multi-disciplinary skills. This article looks at how a competency and skills framework can help individuals and teams consider their own career and development needs, while also articulating conversations with others about what they do.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Pros and cons of being a leader vs a follower in tech adoption
14th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

When it comes to information technology, are you a leader or a follower? This article looks at how we define a leader and a follower and identifies the pros and cons of both. It goes on to suggest that this year is an ideal time to be an information professional as organisations start to look beyond the latest buzzwords and technological hype to embrace the changes and improvements technology can bring, and how information professionals are perfectly positioned to be at the forefront of this change.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Insight 1 from Research Focus on technology - know your context
11th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read the first insight from our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world". Find out which variables you need to weigh up when making decisions on new technology purchases and access our new report.

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Thursday, 10th January 2019

Today's information professionals need tech skills to secure their place as strategic advisers to the business but keeping up with this fast-moving technology-fuelled world can seem impossible. In this Research Focus we examine how to be tech-savvy in order to be good advisers and partners...

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus - the accidental technologist
9th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article reports on some of the articles and reports published as part of our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world". It covers the pervading influence of technology on the information profession, in particular, the impact of artificial intelligence and its implications for information professionals and the organisations they work for. Also covered are the evolution of intranets and the increasing use of chatbots.

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Click to view the article Barbara Hirsh Tackling the challenge of keeping up to date with technology
9th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Technology is constantly evolving and information professionals have to keep up with new developments and end-users want reliable information without having to understand the technology behind it. This article uses mini case studies to explore how information professionals can keep up to date with technology and implement the best solution in areas from single sign-on (SSO) to tender information and extracting citations.

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Friday, 4th January 2019

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world" , we surveyed 65 respondents from around the world and a variety of industries to get their views on the character and culture of technology use and adoption in customer organisations; how...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on technology readiness (part 3 - organisational expectations)
24th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final analysis of the survey results on on technology culture, readiness, and priorities, Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, examines questions relating to the organisational environment in which participants work and the effect this has on strategy, decision-making, technology evaluation and adoption, and discusses what impact you can have on your environment.

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Click to view the article Heather Hedden Taxonomies for information professionals
19th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Taxonomies connect users to content more accurately than search alone, and there are many business cases for implementing them. This article addresses choosing the right type of taxonomy to serve a particular set of content and users, finding sources and taxonomy terms, and using software for their management.

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Click to view the article Louise Brookes Setting and implementing strategy for an information centre
18th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

During a recent Community session for those responsible for setting information strategy, facilitated by Jinfo's director of research Robin Neidorf, delegates shared their concerns and problems. Best practice and tips were offered with a particular emphasis on the use of technology and its place in information strategy. The group was able to explore the connections between their information strategies and the issues they faced and the part technology can play.

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Click to view the article Jeanette Eldridge How technology is transforming pharma - key challenges and transformational changes
17th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article identifies some of the AI-related challenges and opportunities for information professional's working in the pharma and life science field, helping them and their colleagues and customers gain an overview of the breadth of AI developments and their current impact and future potential, as well as providing some useful resources and references. Three elements of transformational change at the societal, organisational and personal levels are also explored which see AI developments being integrated into business activities and products.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on technology readiness (part 1 - introduction)
14th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Keeping your technology knowledge updated as well as keeping up with other areas of information centre expertise is a challenge. Robin Neidorf reports on Jinfo's research into technology culture, readiness and priorities, including plans and priorities for 2019, and how technology projects are addressed by information teams.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence", from an information manager
6th December 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 "Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence", as well as other recent content and events on topics from building better partnerships to using the most appropriate metrics for measurement of success.

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Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Balancing agile development with a waterfall strategy
5th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information and technology have always worked best together and this requires a technology-savvy workforce. This article looks at how to balance technology with service requests and how you can manage high-level strategic projects without interrupting customer services, along with some practical steps you can implement.

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Click to view the article Diane Thieke How to transform your thinking for the AI revolution
29th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Experts believe artificial intelligence (AI) will fundamentally alter the way we live and work. For information professionals, this has profound implications for their organisations as well as for their own roles. Unlike any of their colleagues, they are uniquely positioned to take a lead in AI initiatives and this article explores how.

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Click to view the article Constance Ard Is premium content fuelling the value of your service?
5th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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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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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 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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