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Click to view the article Mary McCall How to be an effective communicator
24th May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals have a range of skills at their disposal to deliver information services within their organisations, but it can be quite demoralising when those skills aren't recognised. It's essential to stand out and make your voice heard and this article looks at what it takes to be an effective communicator and get your message across. It also shows you how to successfully collaborate with others to do this and offers many useful tips to put this all into practice.

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Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall Why project management is an essential skill for information professionals
18th May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Almost half of all failed projects are caused by poor decision-making, so the importance of good project management (PM) skills, particularly for information professionals, is paramount, Yulia Aspinall explains.

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Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall The importance of project management for visibility into capacity
17th May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

To succeed in the information profession requires many skills and a knowledge of a wide range of information resources and tools but to keep organised it's essential to have project management skills. In this article, we take a look at the importance of these skills to the information professional and highlight some of the leading software that can be used to better manage your workload along with some practical steps you can incorporate in your daily work.

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Click to view the article Willem Noorlander Measuring ROI for information services and professionals - an alternative point of view
14th May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at how return on investment (ROI) is measured in the information profession and explores some of the changes that have taken place over the past 15 years, how to best measure ROI and what information professionals need to deliver high value.

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Click to view the article Victoria Alford Data analytics and licensing, and the role of information professionals
14th May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Find out how Jinfo's resources relevant to data analytics could help you develop a use-case, get to the heart of licensing matters and ensure you're involved in organisation-wide projects.

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Click to view the article Graham Southorn Where do information professionals still beat AI?
4th May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

With artificial intelligence (AI) becoming ever more sophisticated, its role in research is certain to grow considerably in the coming years. Yet AI is nowhere near matching human intelligence in some areas, and that's likely to remain the case for the foreseeable future.  A recent Jinfo webinar looked at ways in which information professionals can forge the most effective partnerships with machines in order to make their teams fit for the future.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Insight 3 from Research Focus - strategise, streamline or stop
1st May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Moving away from day-to-day, transactional tasks, is an effort for us all. Find out how Jinfo's latest Insights and Actions report can help you to focus on the future and push back on tasks which don't aid strategy or streamlining.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Join us at the Perfect Information Conference - brainteasers, bright ideas and breakthroughs
24th April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Don't miss our sessions and workshops on strategy, value and team skills. Join us at this year's Perfect Information Conference in May, network with peers and come away inspired. There's a special Jinfo discount code too.

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Click to view the article Irene Koren Using research frameworks to solve strategic questions
16th April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article concentrates on three key research frameworks (Porter's Five Forces, PESTEL, and value chain analysis) to illustrate how they can improve the research question and how you can work with them.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus "The information team with the right stuff"
16th April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We live in a fast-moving world and being able to adapt to change is a key requirement for information professionals. Whilst their existing knowledge and skills are still important, they are increasingly being called upon to provide services in new ways. This is what our Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", is all about and this article highlights some of the articles, interviews, webinars and Community sessions we've recently published which illustrate how information teams can achieve long-term relevance.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo research - rethinking the role of information teams
Monday, 9th April 2018

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus,"The information team with the right stuff", we conducted 14 in-depth interviews with respondents across five sectors such as finance, consulting, and manufacturing, to tease out what a thriving, valuable information team should look like, what it needs to...

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Q&A with EY - managing a multinational information team
9th April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview Jantinus Meints, global director of external content at EY, to find out how this leading multinational professional services firm organises its content and procurement to service its users around the world.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo information team research (part 4 - barriers to success and how to overcome them)
5th April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of her analysis of Jinfo's latest research, into rethinking the role of information teams, director of research, Robin Neidorf, examines the five primary barriers to achieving change in information services plus suggestions on how to overcome them and transform information work for the team and end-users.

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Click to view the article Graham Southorn The benefits of analytics and how to create a use-case
5th April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

When analytics projects don't deliver it's usually because the use-case wasn't clearly defined and insufficient thought went into measuring the benefits. In a recent Jinfo webinar, Marc Vollenweider of Evalueserve took a detailed look at everything that goes into defining a use-case, as well as the future role of information professionals in the brave new world of data analytics.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo information team research (part 3 - essential skills for a successful future)
2nd April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, continues analysis of Jinfo's latest research, into rethinking the role of information teams. What are the four fundamental areas of future information services? What skills do you need to carry out higher level analysis? How important are information qualifications versus technical or business  acumen or diplomas? Why is resilience so important?

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Click to view the article Scott Brown Future-proofing your information service, in the company of peers
2nd April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Co-facilitator Scott Brown reflects on the Community series "Future-proof your information service" which offered participants the opportunity to work on structured approaches and to take practical frameworks and models back to their organisations.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo information team research (part 2 - rethinking the role of information teams)
30th March 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, presents analysis of Jinfo's latest research, into rethinking the role of information teams. Can we learn lessons from the role of other shared services, such as HR and IT? What do departments need to give up to get to a more strategic level of service provision? What's the new vision for information teams?

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo information team research (part 1 - introduction)
29th March 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can you create a thriving, valuable information team and how can you convince the C-suite of its value? Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, introduces Jinfo's latest research into rethinking the role of information teams.

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Q&A with Integreon - what's the blueprint for successful outsourcing?
26th March 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Integreon provides a variety of outsourced services, including contract review, document processing, business support and research. We last interviewed them a couple of years ago and recently caught up with Mark West, its operations director of knowledge and business information services, to find out what's changed since we last spoke, including some of the challenges faced with outsourcing and where it might be headed.

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Click to view the article Andrew Clark Innovation and development at UCB
19th March 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

UCB's Scientific Information Service (SIS) held a Futures conference in 2017 for its users and select vendors to explore emerging ideas and technologies in the areas of content access and procurement. The conference was invitation-only, to make it more compelling for users to attend and keep it to a manageable size. It consisted of an introductory keynote, break-out sessions and short presentations covering relevant topics and this article looks at what was learnt as well as offering some practical next steps to help your organisation if wanting to plan a similar conference.

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