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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.
In her latest article, Clare Painter, Jinfo's copyright expert, talks about the implications of using "free" online material and how you can identify whether it is protected by copyright. She covers not only textual material and quotations but images, video and TV clips as well as social media and blogs. She also offers some practical steps you can follow to ensure you're not breaching copyright.
In the third part of Jinfo's product review of Opoint Technology's M-360, a web-based news monitoring tool from M-Brain Norway, we look at its technology. Specifically, the user interface and search functionality and how it collates its many sources. We also look at alerts, feeds, reports and statistics available as well as the administrator's role within the product.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947
The second part of Jinfo's review of M-360, a web-based news monitoring tool from M-Brain Norway, looks at the product's content sources, including major newspapers, journals, radio and magazines, as well as country coverage, languages and media channels.
Libraries offer great resources but they are only useful if users are aware of them. Furthermore, it can be difficult to promote resources to non-library users. The library and information centre at Roche Products Limited sought to resolve this problem with The Library Channel, which hosts a series of short videos. Read how these videos positively impacted their online presence as well as increasing library visits and face-to-face enquiries.
Crowdsourced geographic information can be of immense help in areas such as disaster management and environmental monitoring. Sophie Alexander reports on how citizen-generated, crowdsourced data has played an important part in events such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and how best practices are being developed in this area of big data.
Rachael Elliott contrasts the rapid rise of consumer mobile apps with the slow growth of apps from information providers. She examines why mobile apps are important and contrasts the offerings from some large players. Rachael then takes a closer look at a new iPhone app from Factiva and the Google News mobile app and concludes by looking at future trends and suggests some practical next steps.
Rachael Elliott examines the processes of research and current awareness and considers the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on research and on the role of the information professional. She looks at key players in this market: Google with DeepMind, IBM with Watson, and Microsoft with Azure and Delve and how information professionals could tap into this technology.
It's tempting to dive into using illustrations, photographs, figures and charts found online but will you be copyright compliant? Expert Clare Painter outlines the steps needed to ensure you're staying the right side of copyright law.
Rachael Elliott explains why video should be an increasing part of your research focus - and provides some useful tips for specialist sources such as Storyful and Vevo, insight into how mainstream news databases such as Factiva are embracing video, and her views on the extra dimensions that video can bring to your research.
This article describes why it is as important to manage our corporate audiovisual material as our written documents. Katharine Schopflin outlines what you need from a system to manage your media assets and what to do if you become responsible for creating order out of asset management chaos.
Audiovisual materials proliferate in corporate information systems. Some may be of real value to the organisation, who may not have the systems to support them. This article offers an introduction to media assets, how they can be managed and why it is important that you do so well.
We highlight FreePint's articles and reviews around presentation and visualisation tools and infographics.
A quick look at the FreePint archive of articles on the subject of paywalls shows that the topic was top of the agenda two years ago, and has made infrequent headlines since then. However, this does not mean that the issue of whether and how to charge for news has gone away, or has been resolved. A new aspect to the paywall debate is that of video monetization, with publishers seemingly unsure of how to approach the issue and providers such as YouTube now considering charging up to $5 a month for access to certain channels.
Reviewing FreePint's collection of articles on non-text sources, Jan Knight finds that valuable information can be gained from sources as diverse as social media's blogs and tweets, non-commercial publishing sources in grey literature, and emerging innovations such as visualisation and graphical representations of datasets and statistics.
Reviewing FreePint's collection of articles on non-text sources, Jan Knight finds that valuable information can be gained from sources as diverse as social media's blogs and tweets, non-commercial publishing sources in grey literature, and emerging innovations such as visualisation and graphical...
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Grey literature can offer researchers a wealth of additional information, not just in text form but video, infographics and presentations. Cindy Elliott introduces this resource which exists outside the traditional publishing model and offers some tips for incorporating grey literature into your research strategy.
Grey literature is material created by government, academics, non-profits and industry that exists outside the traditional publishing model. Non-text grey literature includes a wide variety of items, from audiovisual media and presentations to technical reports and tweets. Finding non-text research resources is not easy, many of the formats are non-traditional text, image or multimedia-based so they are not easily found using traditional database search tools. Cindy Elliott provides some suggestions on starting your search to find non-text grey literature.
Jan Knight finds the Statista statistics portal is easy-to-use with an impressive array of topics, sources, reports and stats, with a variety of pricing options and some information available for free. The Chart of the Day infographics related to the media/internet or economy/society also present a free and fun way to get a daily dose of useful information.
Even experienced researchers will benefit from paying closer attention to infographics and infoposters. They often present solid facts and statistical data in an "At a Glance" format, which is at once easy-to-understand and pleasing to the eye. Plus these non-text resources are seemingly everywhere you turn, so why not use them?
"Creating an Information Centre of Excellence"
This Research Focus defines the characteristics shared by successful information centres who we define as "Information Centres of Excellence". (April - June 2019).
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