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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf UK legal research 2018 (part 3 - content and technology of specific products)
18th July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part three of our research into purchasing patters and preferences in the top 200 law firms in the UK, we analyse data relating to the four main products which serve the industry: LexisLibrary, LexisPSL, Westlaw UK and Practical Law, including commentary around pricing, interface, search and content.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo for content purchasing
18th July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Content purchasing and licensing is an essential plank of information and research services. Here Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, discusses key challenges such as negotiating prices and measuring and communicating value. She also curates Jinfo's most relevant recent articles, reports and reviews for people responsible for buying content and content products.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf UK legal research 2018 (part 2 - relative importance of different facets of product value)
17th July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Find out what this year's research into purchasing patterns and preferences amongst the top 200 law firms in the UK reveals around defining product value, how content and technology facets are rated, and what additional features or services law firm buyers would want to see in their key products.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf UK legal research 2018 (part 1 - introduction, methodology and responses)
16th July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read this year's research on purchasing patterns and preferences amongst the top 200 law firms in the UK. Find out who's involved in budget setting, product approval, contract negotiation and more.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo research on UK legal purchasing preferences and needs 2018
Monday, 16th July 2018

Now in the eighth iteration of research into purchasing trends and preferences in the UK legal market, this year's results reflect the changes that digital and online sources and trends towards automation are having on the industry. This report: Introduces the findings Reports on...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Market landscape - enquiry management systems
Wednesday, 11th July 2018

This report covers seven of the leading enquiry management tools specifically designed for information services: BLUEcloud LSP from SirsiDynix Enquire from Bailey Solutions Liberty from Softlink LibLime Koha Quest RefTracker from Altarama Soutron LMS. The report...

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus on benchmarking models
9th July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo benchmarking research (part 4 - strategy, value and vendors)
2nd July 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's benchmarking research, director of research, Robin Neidorf, analyses how the most successful information teams actively manage and develop their strategy, measurement metrics and budget. She reports on areas such as frequency of strategy updates, measurement of staff time on various activities, use of workflow and other efficiency tools, and breakdown of budget for content licensing. 

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Product walkthrough - Evalueserve's Researchstream
29th June 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Despite digital advancements in recent years, there are still very few platforms available that help research or information teams manage their work. Whilst project management tools and intranets have proved to be of some value in supplementing the workflow of research, they require a great deal of time and experimentation to establish. This is where Researchstream, a new web-based collaborative platform from Evalueserve comes into its own. Read Jinfo's product walkthrough to find out how it can help with the challenge of managing a busy research service.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Market landscape - Clarivate Analytics
Friday, 22nd June 2018

In this market landscape we look at nine products from Clarivate Analytics as well as an overview of their entire range of products, including an index citation database, a reference management system, and patent searching and protection. We present an overview of their entire product range plus...

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Click to view the article Barbara Reissland How to optimise resources and influence your content budget
15th June 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In larger organisations, one of the most significant budget items for an information centre is external content. This is a largely misunderstood cost as many perceive digital content to be cheaper than print. In this article Barbara Reissland takes a look at how to prove the ROI and value of externally published content as a resource, through elements such as usage statistics and other metrics.

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Click to view the article Victoria Alford NewsEdge - what makes it stand out?
13th June 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

What's new and improved since our last product review of NewsEdge in 2016?

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo model - maturity model for query management
Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Query management remains the backbone of many information centres. This Jinfo model identifies key systems and processes from intake through response to management of enquiries. Use this model to identify where your information centre currently sits and how to move towards greater maturity....

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Establishing meaningful usage metrics for benchmarking
11th June 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Usage and adoption metrics are often used by information services and knowledge professionals to measure the success of their service or platforms. However, such metrics may have questionable value when benchmarked against other organisations because the numbers are often not directly comparable and have little meaning outside the context of the organisation they are from. Qualitative comparisons tend to have more value. In this article Steve Bynghall looks at how to get the most value from metrics and improve your information service.

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Click to view the article Jan Knight Product review of NewsEdge (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
5th June 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our new product review of Acquire Media's NewsEdge, we look at the key benefits of the product including the value provided by its relevant and authoritative global news content, as well as its recently added mobile offering. We also look at the help and training on offer, pricing information, plans for advancing the product as well as competitors such as Attensa, Factiva and LexisNexis Newsdesk.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3006

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo discovery report 2018
Monday, 4th June 2018

Through this research we sought to examine drivers around three goals for content discovery: creating a single point of entry to diverse content collections, improving back-end integration of multiple databases, and generating fresh insights through use of data analytics. We used a survey to...

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Click to view the article Jan Knight Product review of NewsEdge (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
4th June 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The third part of our new product review of Acquire Media's NewsEdge looks at the technology available within the product, in particular, its search functionality, the various outputs including its range of visualisation options, such as Venn diagrams and heat maps as well as the many ways administrators can extract usability data from the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3006

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Click to view the article Victoria Alford African research - how one organisation is bringing it out of hiding
31st May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo recently interviewed Susan Murray, the executive director of African Journals OnLine (AJOL) - find out why we were particularly interested in this non-profit organisation.

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Click to view the article Jan Knight Product review of NewsEdge (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
31st May 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first part of Jinfo's new full product review of Acquire Media's NewsEdge, a global news and delivery web platform for information and business professionals, we give some background on the company and product, including Acquire Media's acquisition earlier this year by Newscycle Solutions. We look at the product's key advantages, key users and some of the changes made since we last reviewed the product in 2014.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3006

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of NewsEdge from Acquire Media
Thursday, 31st May 2018

Acquire Media's NewsEdge, a global news and delivery web platform for information and business professionals was last reviewed in 2016. In our new full product review of the platform, we look at Acquire Media's acquisition earlier this year by NEWSCYCLE Solutions, its wide range of sources, from...

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