Copyright is an important tool for protecting intellectual property rights but there are other ways you can protect your material more effectively and this article looks at some of these including design rights and trademarks. It also outlines what works can be protected, whether to include a copyright notice and whether to register your copyright.
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.
This product walkthrough looks at TDNet Discover, a content and workflow management system, with up to 300 million citation and abstracts in its index. We take a look at the company's background, the product's development and how it benefits libraries and information centres in large companies, particularly pharma, biomed and electronics companies, along with hospitals and research organisations.
This article discusses how technology is impacting information professionals who work in the manufacturing industry. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of information centres, how they are positioned to meet the challenges of a typical manufacturing organisation in light of the changes in technology. It also suggests some follow-up actions you can take to transform your information centre and seize these opportunities.
This article reports on a recent Jinfo webinar which showed that the process of examining and adjusting workflows need not be complicated or overwhelming and that by applying a framework or appropriate model, the task can be split into manageable parts. This approach makes it easier to identify inefficiencies in the process and areas for improvement. It also provided a model for information professionals to work with and shared learnings from recent projects that Jinfo Consulting analysts have been involved in.
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.
In our previous two articles on technology, we looked at the wide range of technologies and challenges an information team might need to understand as well as the goals and desired outcomes of technology and how they measure up to the types of tools you can include in your overall solution. This final article provides a framework for thinking about how you can use these analyses to help your team develop the necessary skills, resources and partnerships.
Technology is not the only important factor in the success of a business, however, information professionals need to understand when and how to incorporate it to achieve organisational goals. We previously looked at groupings of different technologies that can be used to meet certain needs within an organisation and in this article, we look at the goals and desired outcomes of technology and how they measure up to the types of tools you can include in your overall solution.
The ever-changing technological landscape presents new and diverse challenges for information professionals. Knowing which skills to cultivate in order to remain relevant and contribute to organisational initiatives in a meaningful way can also be confusing. A lot depends on organisational structure and priorities as well as the technology itself. This article tries to make sense of this complex environment by exploring a wide range of technologies and challenges an information team might need to understand.
What are some of the myths around AI, and should you be using smart technology or cutting-edge technology in your current awareness service or use of intelligence systems?
Compelling prompts from Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's Director of Research, around taking steps to future-proof your current awareness service.
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.
Find out what the final insight from our Research Focus, "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action", means for the future of current awareness.
Watch a short video clip of Jinfo's Director of Research, Robin Neidorf, in which she discusses the changing market pressures affecting how information teams create, deliver and measure their current awareness services.
Find out what the second insight from our Research Focus, "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action", means for you if you purchase or specify premium news content.
In recent years there has been a surge of interest in audio rights and this presents untapped opportunities for organisations. In her latest article, copyright expert Clare Painter takes a look at some of the different ways audio might be produced and used in an organisation, along with the different copyright elements involved, including licensing and distribution issues.
The final part of our product review of Onelog, a PC and mobile tool for managing subscriptions, passwords, usage data and costs, explores the help and training options available, pricing options and the product development roadmap. We also look at the competitor landscape, including ResearchMonitor and HAN.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068
This is the third part of our product review of Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface, whether subscription, web or internal. It can manage subscriptions, logons and usage statistics and track enquiries (through sister product Volarian). We review the product's search and user interface, output options, and its mobile module.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068
We recently reviewed Vable Inbox, an email management tool. Find out why we reviewed this tool which aims to help you filter and focus on most important incoming information.
Read the first insight from our Research Focus "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action" and find out what the best information teams are doing to stay ahead with current awareness provision.
This Research Focus provides you with the insights and tools you need to be a technology-savvy partner and advisor on information technology-related projects. (January - March 2019).
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