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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Onelog - track resources, costs and usage
22nd October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If you subscribe to multiple resources and need to track usage and costs, an electronic resource management tool like Onelog could be the solution. Find out why we undertook a full product review and see whether you can seamlessly integrate this tool into your existing workflow.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Onelog (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
17th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Onelog (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
16th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Vable Inbox - filtering out the clutter
16th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Onelog (sources - content & coverage)
15th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second 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 and gain usage information for each, we learn about its resources, including scripted resources where links are already set up, and how users can manage these.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Onelog (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
12th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo last looked at Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface, a few years ago when we carried out a mini review. In this first part of our updated and full product review, we revisit the product to find out what's changed, particularly with regard to the user interface, and provide an overview of the product and company, some of its key advantages, key competitors and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068

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Friday, 12th October 2018

Onelog is a comprehensive resource management tool from ITS (Info Technology Supply Ltd) that we last visited in our mini review in 2015. It includes password management, subscription management, usage tracking and cost allocation in its modules. It competes with the likes of ResearchMonitor from...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo for content purchasing
5th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If you're keen to gain a fresh perspective on managing a content portfolio, read our blog from Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, where she highlights three use-cases that our recent Community sessions can help solve. She also curates Jinfo's most relevant recent articles, reports and reviews for people responsible for buying content and tools.

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Click to view the article Jan Knight Mini review of Vable Inbox
2nd October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This mini review looks at Vable Inbox, an email management and forwarding tool for information managers and librarians in sectors from Vable's traditional stronghold of legal to its growing customer base in other areas, such as insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical. We review how Vable Inbox can save time and create efficiencies, better surface and direct information, and we look at plans for future development.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo current awareness survey 2018
Wednesday, 19th September 2018

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus, "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action" , we surveyed 102 respondents around the world and across a variety of industries about their current awareness resources and services provided. We look at whether Factiva and Nexis still dominate the...

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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 item Click to view the item Market landscape - managing subscriptions
Friday, 25th May 2018

In this market landscape we look at 10 products for managing subscriptions, licensing, acquisitions and data: 360 Resource Manager from ProQuest Alma from Ex Libris BLUEcloud Acquisitions from SirsiDynix CORAL cSubs Subscriptions EBSCONET Subscription Management FITS...

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Click to view the article Graham Southorn Q&A with LibSource - how to choose a savvy approach to outsourcing
27th April 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Graham Southorn spoke to Eleanor Windsor, vice president of client engagement, UK & EMEA, at LibSource, to discover how outsourcing can benefit a wide variety of organisations. LibSource has expertise in research knowledge management and information management. The conversation covered costs, in-house expertise and the fall of Carillion.

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Click to view the article Graham Southorn How to make mergers and acquisitions work for you
15th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

There have been several major mergers and acquisitions in the information services sector in recent years. In many cases, information teams have been left in the dark as to whether the capabilities of their existing products would remain unchanged, and whether prices would rise as a result. A recent Community session brought together information professionals to discuss the opportunities and challenges this presents and, in this article, Graham Southorn discusses some of the mergers along with ways to address any issues that may arise.

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Click to view the article Helen Josephine Merger and acquisition activities amongst information vendors
1st November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information centre managers are frequently presented with news of mergers and acquisitions amongst the information vendors they rely on for mission-critical information resources. This news often causes concern about contract renewals and price increases. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and provided some interesting insights into market forces impacting the landscape of information providers. Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's director of research, moderated a discussion that revealed common questions and concerns amongst the participants.

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Click to view the article Willem Noorlander Part 2 - How information services can best work with procurement
21st September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second of a two-part article, Bill Noorlander explores the changing market for data and content. This article focuses on changes in how data is being used, with a move away from the more traditional premium sources to a more hybrid use of data across various products. It also considers the supplier's point of view and how they are reacting to the changes.

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Click to view the article Willem Noorlander Part 1 - How information services can best work with procurement
20th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The process for procuring data and content has gone through many changes over the past 15 years. Changes in the type of data sources available, who is using the data and how it is being used, all affect how it is sourced. In the first of a two-part article, Bill Noorlander looks at past, present and future trends for obtaining content sources and how users and suppliers will need to adapt.

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Click to view the article Fiona Fogden Are niche news sources disrupting traditional news aggregators?
14th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at the value provided by niche news sources that fall outside of the collections picked up by aggregators such as Nexis and Factiva. We also consider how specialist sources such as Lloyd's List, TradeWinds and Fairplay (in the shipping sphere) are identified, who makes the judgement call about the value and relevance of the content, and why they are given priority budgetary approval. We also ask if this can lead to other problems in procurement or organisation-wide content provision and how it will impact on news aggregators.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Market landscape - usage monitoring
Monday, 31st July 2017

This report covers three products in the usage monitoring space for content products: LookUp Precision from Lucidea Onelog from ITS ResearchMonitor from TRG. We also cover a product which focuses on subscription management: 360 Resource Manager from ProQuest....

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Q&A with Priory Solutions - positioning for strong continued growth
16th May 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Priory Solutions provides software solutions to some of the most prestigious global legal and financial firms. Recently acquired by TRG, Jinfo recently spoke to Priory's newly-appointed managing director, Leigh Walters, about his new role, the company's products, including online resource management software, ResearchMonitor, and request tracking software, Quest and some of the challenges that lie ahead. 

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