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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo report - effective work with procurement
Monday, 20th May 2019

Content purchasing professionals can sometimes lock horns with their colleagues in procurement. In this report we look at how to bring together the varying priorities and perspectives - as well as how to find areas for collaboration. We explore areas including cost vs value, risk management,...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Four things content purchasing professionals can learn from procurement
2nd May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the last of three articles exploring the similarities between the roles of information and procurement professionals and the mutual expertise that can be exchanged as part of that, we look at what information professionals can gain by seeing the world through the perspective of procurement professionals, including the language used, the establishment of standards and frameworks, risk management and professional recognition.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Four things procurement professionals need to understand about content purchasing
1st May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second article exploring the similarities between the roles of information and procurement professionals and the mutual expertise that can be exchanged as part of that, we look at how procurement professionals can develop awareness about content purchasing as well as the top four things we believe anyone involved with content licensing should know.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Mapping priorities - procurement and content purchasing
29th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information and procurement professionals' roles often overlap and their mutual expertise can bring value to their work. This article contrasts the perspectives and priorities of information and procurement teams and looks at the opportunities for collaboration between them.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo for content purchasing
4th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Have you made the shift from a numbers-based approach to content purchasing to a more holistic approach based on results, value-add and impact on the business? This blog from our director of research, Robin Neidorf, will guide you on that journey to re-establishing your skills as a business essential.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Product walkthrough - Screen INFOmatch
1st March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This product walkthrough looks at TRG Screen's INFOmatch, a database application for market and reference data contracts designed to assist market data business professionals to manage their market data costs, processes, and workflows more efficiently. We take a look at the company's background, the product's development and how it benefits market and reference data stakeholders, procurement, IT, finance and business users, as well as information departments. Sectors most likely to benefit from using INFOmatch include asset management, banks, and brokers through to corporates and data vendors.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo for content purchasing
14th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Do you have a strategy and vision for using data strategically and effectively? Do you feel on top of the move from purchasing information products to licensing data sources? Read our blog from Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, to find out how Jinfo resources and events can help.

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Click to view the article Jon Bentley Opportunities and challenges in the fast-changing world of identity and access management
18th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Effective identity and access management play a vital role in helping information professionals provide their users with quick and easy access to relevant content while also protecting that same valuable content from misuse. It is about getting the right resources to the right people as efficiently as possible and this article looks at the results of a recent survey OpenAthens commissioned of more than 900 information professionals across a variety of sectors and countries which sought to elicit their concerns for identity and access management.

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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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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of Onelog
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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