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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Springshare LibGuides (sources - content & coverage)
6th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We continue our review of the Springshare LibGuides platform which lets librarians curate knowledge and share information by creating online guides on any topic, subject, or course. Sophie Alexander looks at coverage including the development of different types of content over time, and how content can be customised easily to match institutional branding. She also touches on the different types of product from Springshare, including the two versions of the LibGuides, one with added functionality.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2726



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Softlink's Illumin (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
30th September 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of the product review of Softlink's Illumin, a web-based knowledge, request and enquiry management solution, Sophie Alexander gives a detailed description of search, and admin features including integration with Softlink's Liberty (ILS). She looks at custom request forms, ways of representing statistical information and the creation of a Knowledge Base.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2725



Click to view the article Norma Beavers Primo Ex Libris - ideal for discovery on-the-go
12th September 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Primo Ex Libris is the latest product to be reviewed by Jinfo. This index-based discovery service offers users a Google-like one-stop search of articles, ebooks, videos, legal documents, technical reports, conference proceedings, research datasets and more.



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Tuesday, 6th September 2016

Primo Ex Libris is a discovery system based on a single unified index for fast and accurate search results. Plans are afoot for it to become a library gateway too. This review: Introduces the product, now part of the ProQuest group Identifies key advantages of the product...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Primo Ex Libris (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
2nd September 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We conclude Jinfo's product review of the Primo Ex Libris discovery system with a look at its main competitors EBSCO Discovery Service, OCLC's WorldCat Discovery and the ProQuest Summon Service. She also covers current developments such as giving libraries more scope to customise their discovery service according to their needs and their brand.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2713



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Primo Ex Libris (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
1st September 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Primo Ex Libris is a discovery system based on a single unified index for fast and accurate search results. In part 3 of the product review, Sophie Alexander describes the technology involved in searching both an institution's resources and more than a billion scholarly materials via Primo Central. She also covers user interface, advanced exploration features, customisation options and administration features.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2713



Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Tags, topics & more - the power of subscription in intranet
31st August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Some leading intranets are currently putting more emphasis on search, with content which is tagged with relevant topics, and can also be matched to user profiles to deliver a personalised experience. Subscribing to news feeds from different collaboration communities and groups is also an option. This article looks at some of the opportunities in this area and features a case study from DNV GL written by Jerome Colombe.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Primo Ex Libris (sources - content & coverage)
30th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Primo is a discovery system with plans to become a library gateway too. In part two of the review Sophie Alexander looks at the sources of the 1 billion items it indexes and the many language-specific resources available.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2713



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Primo Ex Libris (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
29th August 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Primo Ex Libris is a discovery system based on a single unified index for fast and accurate search results. In part one of the report, reviewer Sophie Alexander introduces the product, now part of the ProQuest group, identifies key advantages of the product and recent developments including its new interface and sophisticated analytics to track user behaviour.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2713



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Q&A with ProQuest - Acquiring Ex Libris and Developing Discovery Systems
8th June 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

There are several commercial products available in the discovery systems market and Jinfo caught up with ProQuest's corporate VP of discovery & delivery solutions, Shlomi Kringel, to find out about the recent acquisition of Ex Libris, what users should be looking for when choosing a discovery system as well as any future developments in the pipeline.



Click to view the article Mark Gediman There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch - What's the Value of Google?
6th June 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Does Google have a place in the information researcher's armoury? Is it a tool or a resource? Mark Gediman, director of information services for legal firm Best Best & Krieger, LLP, makes the case and highlights some aspects of Google that you may not be aware of.



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Thursday, 28th April 2016

This report covers the products we consider to be the "big four" discovery services: EBSCO Discovery Service Ex Libris Primo ProQuest Summon WorldCat Discovery from OCLC. We provide a brief description of each source, a link to the homepage and product page, and links to...



Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal ProQuest Summon - Indexing 3 Billion Items
27th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We recently undertook an in-depth review of the ProQuest Summon discovery service where a single index holds pre-harvested data on 3 billion items.



Click to view the article Scott Vine Discovering Discovery Systems
26th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Scott Vine explains what you should consider and look for when choosing a discovery system, common concerns and customisation queries, and relevant NISO standards. He also introduces the four main commercial discovery systems: EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest Summon, Primo from Ex Libris, and WorldCat Discovery Services, and the main link resolver products.



Click to view the item Click to view the item Product Review of ProQuest Summon
Thursday, 21st April 2016

ProQuest Summon is a discovery service used by corporate clients as well as academic, offering a single, unified index and providing users with access to thousands of resources via one platform. This review: Introduces the company and product and provides contact details...



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
19th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Pricing, competitors, development and help & training offered are assessed by Scott Vine in the final part of his review of ProQuest's discovery service, Summon. He also asked ProQuest what their plans are for recently-acquired discovery service Primo.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)
15th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our review of ProQuest's Summon service, reviewer Scott Vine puts the technology through its paces, including search options, user interface and whether results are vendor-neutral or whether ProQuest content is artificially boosted in the results. He also delves into how ProQuest ensures relevance scoring remains consistent across the result set and how information centres can use features such as Best Bets to guide users to preferred sources.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Sources - Content & Coverage)
14th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Discovery service ProQuest Summon indexes over 3 billion items, with 450 million added in 2015 alone. In the second part of our review, Scott Vine, looks at languages included, publishers and the breakdown of types of content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Q&A with EBSCO - Discovery Systems & Future Tech
12th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Joe Tragert of EBSCO Information Services gives Jinfo an overview of the company's current products and services, how they fit into the workflow of corporate research teams, and his thoughts on discovery solutions, authentication and text analytics. He also explains the constant challenge of "value-added situational fluency" and its impact on decision-making.



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)
12th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

For the first time, Jinfo reviews discovery service ProQuest Summon, used by corporate clients as well as academic. In part 1 of the review Scott Vine introduces the company and product, outlines the platform's key advantages, and provides contact details.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656



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