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We know that information expertise is a prerequisite when it comes to helping us make smarter decisions but being able to evidence this and measure its impact over time can be problematic. What we can do is try and document the characteristics of the environment in which this goal is achieved and how information services contribute to creating those characteristics, this article looks at how we can set about doing this.
Although information teams have long known that their services are essential to creating transparent business operations, it is difficult to demonstrate those contributions through metrics. Breaking down what it means to be "transparent", and then documenting your contributions to those smaller elements goes a long way towards making your value more visible and quantifiable, Robin Neidorf explains how to achieve this.
This article explores how information professionals help organisations manage risk and how they can better communicate their work in areas such as copyright, terms and conditions, licensing, and ensuring accurate information for decision-taking.
Copyright ownership generally follows the creator of the material and there is no need to register it as it takes effect as soon as the work is created. But what happens when external partners are involved in the creation of a project? This article explores some of the issues involved including ownership of the content, working with partners and what opportunities there are to repurpose your content.
Diligencia's ClarifiedBy provides company information in 67 countries across MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa. It gathers public record data from a range of official sources which is cleaned, indexed, analysed and cross-referenced to build accurate and comprehensive company records. Jinfo recently spoke to Ben Hedger, regional head in Dubai, and Nameer Kanderian, the company's brand director, to find out more about the company and its ethos and future plans.
In this mini review, we look at Company Watch, a UK-based credit reference agency which provides risk analysis and data modelling tools to predict the exposure of companies to financial risk. Competitors include Equifax Business Insights and Experian, as well as companies offering business credit analytics such as Graydon, Dun & Bradstreet's D&B Credit, S&P Global Credit Analytics and Bureau van Dijk's Credit Catalyst.
With the advance of the internet and its global reach, using and sharing content worldwide has never been easier. However, copyright laws differ from one country to another and whilst it would be impossible to familiarise yourself with them all, this article looks at some of the key differences between the UK, US and major European regimes to help you reduce any risk of infringing the law. It looks specifically at the differences between common and civil law, fair use and fair dealing, moral rights, registration and copyright exceptions.
Understanding copyright and licensing is a cornerstone of information work. Helping professionals learn about the issues from a practical perspective is Copyrightlaws.com. It specialises in teaching copyright to non-lawyers, with users from a wide variety of industry sectors in countries around the world. Courses are delivered through online content, some with video, along with downloadable guides and certification programmes. Sophie Alexander spoke to founder Lesley Ellen Harris to find out how its users benefit and what's coming next.
Use Jinfo's model to map how stakeholder relationships can affect the successful introduction and uptake of technology, and how organisational-wide projects can be encouraged to flourish.
By Robin Neidorf
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In the second of a two-part article on the use of content aggregation services and intelligence platforms and the privacy issues that arise in relation to both the individuals and businesses that deploy those products, Paul Pedley takes a more in-depth look at the potential privacy risks posed by these relationships with vendors in the context of library and information services and how to mitigate those risks by developing a robust plan.
The use of content aggregation services and intelligence platforms gives rise to privacy issues in relation to both the individuals and businesses that deploy those products. As a result, information professionals need to be aware of the risks posed by third-party relationships with vendors, suppliers, and distributors. This article looks at some of the platforms available and the types of data they generate as well as the legal landscape in relation to the privacy of both individuals and companies.
Are you up to speed with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU initiative impacting on data privacy across Europe and coming into force on 25th May?
In February, SLA Europe president, Katharine Schopflin, presented a webinar in which she examined the imminent changes to existing data protection legislation. This article presents some of the highlights from this webinar and looks at some of the myths around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what organisations need to do to be compliant.
Data analytics helps organisations make appropriate business decisions. Data is stored and analysed to study a range of commercial and operational subjects, which can help with targeted advertising and alignment of content and layout. However, many businesses, particularly smaller companies, have no data analytics strategy. In this article, John Orosa looks at the five phases of data development an organisation will typically go through, gives some practical examples of the application of data analytics, and offers some tips on developing a data analytics strategy within your organisation.
Information teams have valuable expertise to contribute to data analytics projects within organisations but to be recognised they need to be able to measure and demonstrate those skills. In this article, Andrew Lucas looks at the types of data that all information professionals should be able to work with and how to map their skills to organisational need using Jinfo's model and ensure that other stakeholders are aware of what the information centre can contribute.
Find out what our reviewer thought of LexisNexis TraceIQ, an online tracing and investigation tool used for fraud detection and prevention.
LexisNexis TraceIQ is an online tracing and investigation tool used for fraud prevention and detection and forms part of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, which is owned by RELX Group, a leading international publisher and information provider. Fraud investigations for insurance companies make up the largest user group of the product but it is also used by financial services firms and media organisations. In this mini review, Andrew Lucas takes a look at specific use-cases, pricing information and the competitive environment. He also discusses its content and search functionality as well as what training and help are available.
Whilst premium news databases can be very costly, the breadth of content, ability to narrow your search, and reduction of risk, means that they are worth purchasing. In this article, Tina Reynolds discusses the value of resources such as Nexis and Factiva, and the problems they can prevent, as well as offering some tips on how to promote premium news sources within the organisation.
We look at 18 Acuris brand products. Mergermarket Group rebranded to Acuris in July 2017.
CyberSecurity Law Report
HedgeFund Law Report
This report covers 21 products which offer Know Your Customer (KYC) data as well as some also being applicable to other compliance regulations.
Alacra Compliance Enterprise; Alacra Compliance Professional from Opus Global
Arachnys D3 platform
ASSIST, Precise ID, from Experian...
"Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformation"
This Research Focus gives you tools, analysis and the original data you need in order to benchmark your information service against peers. (July - September 2019).
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