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In this market landscape, we look at six sources for technical and regulatory standards databases for packaging and labelling:
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Online Browsing Platform (OBP), International Standards Organization (ISO)
We interview Erik Schultes - the International Science Coordinator at the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO). In recent years, Erik has been working with a diverse community of stakeholders to develop FAIR data and services within and outside the life sciences. We used this interview to explore what GO FAIR is all about and what its aims are.
Information teams are faced with a number of challenges as they seek to push the expertise they offer up the list of wider priorities within an organisation. Jinfo's model shows how to assess the challenges faced and how best to tackle them in order to achieve data transformation.
When quoting from other people's copyright material, permission isn't always needed. You can often rely on copyright exceptions which allow you to use short extracts, and in this article we look at some of the situations where you can do this, specifically in relation to text-based "literary" works which are protected by copyright.
This three-part report looks at the survey responses of information professionals to gauge current data-related needs and expertise amongst information teams.
This report includes three chapters:
Part 1 - introduction and survey population
Part 2 - evolving roles of information...
In the third and final part of our analysis of what the data landscape looks like for data-focused projects in today's organisations, we look at some of the key issues faced by our survey respondents when addressing the opportunities and challenges of a data-focused future.
The second part of our analysis of our survey results on what the data landscape looks like in today's organisations explores the evolving roles of information teams and what changes we can expect to see in the future.
Jinfo has been researching the place of information professionals in the world of data for several years now. For our Research Focus on FAIR Data we conducted a survey to gauge current data-related needs and expertise amongst information teams. In part one of a three-part analysis of these needs, we provide an overview on the industries, team sizes, and responsibilities of information teams represented by 124 respondents.
For information managers, there's a whole world of content out there, coming from sources such as aggregators, vendors and open datasets. Keeping on top of content licensing is a constant concern, but here Jinfo guides you through the key issues, challenges and how the market is maturing.
Information professionals are in a unique position to be able to identify and manage business risks within an organisation and this article looks at the top four information-related risks that business leaders are not always aware of and shows how proper management of them can maximise the business opportunity.
In a series of articles on project piloting, we look at what it is, why it's important and how you can successfully implement projects with the use of carefully crafted purpose statements and a pilot plan. We'll also explore what you need to do at the end of every pilot project to increase its...
Pilot projects sometimes follow an unpredictable path but they can also highlight challenges and opportunities along the way. This article looks at what you need to do at the end of every pilot project to increase its value, including determining the next steps, communicating with stakeholders and capturing knowledge.
In the first of a series of articles, we look at the concept of piloting, why it's important and how you can more effectively implement pilots of projects and initiatives you may be involved in.
There are many divergent views on how information and data can be used, including the level of ownership, and if users exceed the terms and conditions set by the data supplier it can have serious implications for an organisation. This article looks at common misconceptions in relation to the use of data, the different rules that apply when sourcing it, as well the restricted usage rights that may exist in relation to content. It also offers some practical next steps to ensure compliance with the supplier's guidelines.
Having an optimised workflow involves making more efficient use of people's time and to do this you need to identify common activities by creating a "recipe" for each of them. This model looks at how you and others can achieve this with the help of our framework which enables you to make the best...
With the global reach of the internet, using and sharing content online is something we all do at some point but it's important to make sure you're not infringing someone else's copyrighted material. In her latest article, Clare Painter, Jinfo's copyright expert, highlights the risks involved in reusing someone else's work and how you can minimise them.
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.
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If you're newly remote, you may feel like you've been thrown into a mysterious culture where you sort of speak the language but sort of not. Use Jinfo's "Focus on Remote Teams" to become fluent: