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.
Find out what prompted us to explore Researchstream from Evalueserve, a web-based platform for research and information team managers, which seeks to replace old workflow systems.
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...
InferLink is an R&D company that develops technologies for aggregating, integrating and analysing information from multiple sources. Jinfo recently spoke to Dr Steven Minton, co-founder and president of the company, to find out more about what they do and about its spinoff companies, Evid Science, Cytenna, and Innotrieve. We find out about its unique research and innovation initiatives using AI and statistical inference methods and how information professionals can make the best use of InferLink's products.
Thomson Reuters is a global leader in the provision of legal, business and financial solutions to those in a range of industries. Open Calais uses open source NLP and machine learning algorithms that have been trained using Thomson Reuters' curated content that supports people, places, companies, facts, topics and events. Jinfo recently caught up with Ofer Harari, product expert and engagement manager for Intelligent Tagging at Open Calais to find out more about the product and its underlying technology, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning algorithms. We also highlight some use-cases and see how it can add value.
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.
The old model of a centralised information or research centre which acts as the gatekeeper of high-quality resources no longer reflects what's happening in most organisations today. However, there is still a need for experts on third-party sources and measuring the value of information resources so as part of this year's research Jinfo decided to document how information expertise is applied in different organisations, irrespective of industry, team size or whether they have a formal information centre. This article outlines how we set about carrying out the research, and how we were able to extract meaningful data from our findings.
To expand past research into content discovery, we have just concluded a research project, aimed primarily at organisations with strong STEM research functions. Through a survey and in-depth interviews, we delved more deeply into three top goals identified in the prior research. This post highlights a few findings which can be seen in more detail in the full report now available.
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....
We recently gave an overview of the frameworks researchers can use to help them structure their work and this article explores further Porter's Five Forces model and how it can be used to address important questions by giving tips on the best primary and secondary sources available. It also covers the threat of new entrants and substitutes, bargaining powers of buyers and the competitive landscape.
In the final article of four reporting on the results of Jinfo's 2018 research project to explore goals for content discovery in STEM research environments, it delves into the current deployment of systems and tools for data analytics. It reviews details about services currently being used and plans for the future. It closes with a summary of key perceptions and concerns for implementation along with some of the anticipated trends.
In the third of four articles reporting on the results of Jinfo's 2018 research project to explore goals for content discovery in STEM research environments, this article delves into the current deployment of systems and tools for back-end integration. It reviews details about services currently being used and future plans. It closes with a summary of key perceptions and concerns for implementation along with some anticipated trends.
In the second of four articles reporting on the results of Jinfo's 2018 research project to explore goals for content discovery in STEM research environments, this article delves into the current deployment of systems and tools for a single point of entry for search. It reviews services currently in use and future plans. It closes with a summary of key perceptions and concerns for implementation along with some anticipated trends.
Jinfo has just completed a research project to explore goals for content discovery. The project was designed to explore and contrast how information centres managing STEM collections approach three key goals for content discovery as uncovered in a 2017 survey on the topic.
This article provides an overview of the survey carried out as part of the research. It reviews survey respondents demographics and compares responses to a set of questions about resource allocation and technology/solution vendors for each of the three goals.
Jinfo spoke to Barbara Hirsh, director of Information Resources & Knowledge Management at NERA Economic Consulting, along with two of her colleagues to find out a bit more about the group and how they use Altarama's RefTracker, a browser-based reference and enquiry management system, to manage the information flow to and from its staff. She spoke about why they started using RefTracker, how they use it along with some of the benefits it offers.
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.
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.
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.
What does current awareness and discovery portal InfoNgen offer competitive and market intelligence professionals?
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.
This Research Focus provides tools, research and the original data you need in order to benchmark your information service against peers. (July - September 2018).
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