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This collection of FreePint articles on the topic of news resources and awareness covers those included in the FreePint Topic Series: News, and Beyond . This FreePint Topic Series, which ran from October - December 2014, dived into these issues to support information managers with needs...
As part of the "News, and Beyond" FreePint Topic Series, Andrew Lucas has undertaken an in-depth review of LexisNexis Publisher, a professional current awareness tool which seeks to bring together the in-depth search capabilities of LexisNexis together with a wide range of internal and external content and multiple distribution capabilities.
LexisNexis Publisher is a professional current awareness solution whose sources include premium news and legal content as well as web news and social media content. Users include those in corporate, legal and government, in areas from competitive intelligence to marketing.
Andrew Lucas concludes the FreePint product review of professional current awareness solution LexisNexis Publisher by considering the value of the service to clients as well as pricing and product maturity. He also looks at where Publisher sits in the competitive landscape.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2432
FreePint interviews Andrew Hughes, commercial director of NLA media access, to find his views on topics from international copyright and licensing to fair usage of news and the risks of non-compliance with copyright laws.
Andrew Lucas provides an extensive overview of the search and delivery capabilities of LexisNexis Publisher in the third part of his product review. He also looks at administration functionality in this professional alerting product which is designed to find and deliver content to end users across organisations via email, mobile devices, portals, intranets or extranets.
Chris Porter concludes the FreePint Topic Series: News, and Beyond by highlighting key themes in the use of news, both for current awareness and for research, that have emerged from the series that he and Shimrit Janes have co-produced over the last three months.
In the second part of his review Andrew Lucas looks at the range of internal and external sources available in LexisNexis Publisher, including both the premium news and legal content as well as the web news and social media content. The article details the number of sources by type and examples of different sources.
In the first part of his review of LexisNexis Publisher, Andrew Lucas introduces the company and Publisher, a professional current awareness solution to make sure that people have access to critical information at all times. Users include those in corporate, legal and government, in areas from competitive intelligence to marketing.
Clare Painter describes why it is important to address copyright issues and manage the risks that can come from redistributing content within your organisation or online across the world. She outlines key factors you need to take into account when sourcing and selecting copyright material, and looks at how you can use high-quality content whilst reducing copyright risk.
Ashish Shukla outlines the four major categories of information needs in the pharmaceutical industry and debates the value of general news sources vs specialist.
In a direct response to the new Spanish intellectual property law due to come into effect in the new year, the Spanish version of Google News has been shut down. This article takes a look at the new law and some of the implications for internet searchers and publishers.
Andrew Grave highlights the new Query Genius function, one of several enhancements to news aggregation service Factiva that he discovered during his recent product review. What makes this enhancement particularly noteworthy is that it is aimed at information professionals and not end users.
Sophie Alexander highlights some of the key features of the BBC Monitoring Library, an English-language online news service that monitors over 3,000 sources from 150 countries on news of political and economic significance.
Robin Neidorf concludes the analysis of FreePint's 2014 News Needs and Preferences Survey by highlighting the key insights, what's changed over time and what's stayed consistent.
What can you legally redistribute, and what does copyright law say about new technology and user-generated content? Does it make a difference whether I share content with my colleagues on the intranet, or make it public on the website? This article describes some of the copyright issues that can arise when organisations produce, share, copy and link to content from a variety of sources. Clare Painter outlines what you need to consider when selecting content and redistributing both internally with your colleagues, and externally with clients and on your website.
FreePint's Seventh Annual News Needs & Preferences Survey surveyed over 340 information managers on areas from purchasing authority to budgets for content, as well polling their satisfaction with key suppliers, choices of non-cost content, and approaches to news use-cases and value.
Review of the BBC Monitoring Library news database, a fully searchable English-language source containing news alerts, transcripts, excerpts, summaries and in-depth reporting from media sources in more than 150 countries and over 100 languages.
Introduces the company...
We kick off the final month of 2014 and of our FreePint Topic Series: News, and Beyond with both breadth and depth of insight into current awareness and research trends. Co-producer Shimrit Janes takes a look at what's recently been published, and what is yet to come.
In-depth review of global news aggregation solution Factiva. More than 32,000 sources in 28 languages are included and the archive goes back to 1951.
Introduces the company and provides contact details.
Looks at the range of sources and coverage.
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