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In-depth product review of Linex Systems, a one-stop, current awareness management tool for the legal, business and academic sector that aggregates, researches and delivers information and content. It monitors sources such as legal databases and top news sources. It can be tailored to outcomes or...
This end of series report collects selected articles, producers' commentary and a full thematic index of content from the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible" in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading.
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Technology for Visibility...
The comprehensive FreePint Report: Research into Visibility 2015 has now been published. This blog item provides some highlights from the report, such as barriers to making content visible, and key priorities for visibility projects.
FreePint presents an overview of some of the key vendors from the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible". The table highlights key vendors and their products, a brief description of key features, special features and common use-cases as well as links to both the vendors' products and FreePint’s coverage of them.
Robin Neidorf presents the findings of FreePint's recent research into visibility. There are three elements which must be in place in order for information discovery to be successful: technology, content and user behaviour. This report discusses findings around tools and technologies in use and...
Chris Porter comments on some stand-out features within Manzama, a current awareness service for lawyers and other professional services users.
Product review of current awareness service Manzama. Typical use-cases are identified such as business development and competitive intelligence, and the value the service brings to its customers in the legal, accounting and financial services fields is examined.
In the final part of his review, author Chris Porter looks at the product development plans and competitor landscape for current awareness service Manzama. He also reports on pricing and the value Manzama offers through its clear understanding of the content needs and working practices of its legal and professional services customers.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2478
In the final part of her analysis of FreePint's research into visibility, Robin Neidorf presents the findings relating to strategies for making information visible, and how successful respondents feel their efforts to be. Free commentary from those polled also sheds interesting light on areas such as the internal environment and working with vendors.
Chris Porter looks at the technology aspects of Manzama in the third section of a four-part review of the updated legal information service. He delves into areas such as profile and search set-up, filtering within results, and charts and trends. Chris comments on the ease of the alert set-up and variety of post-processing options.
Sophie Alexander looks at how data and network maps can help us to make data-driven decisions and to identify and breakdown information silos.
In the second part of his article tackling the new and existing techniques for visualisation, Larry Rafsky, chairman and chief scientist at Acquire Media delves into some of the most important forms of visualisation in NewsEdge such as tag clouds (word cloud combined with isomap), Venn diagrams and concentric Venn diagrams. Through a series of examples he illustrates how these can identify fresh insights. He also gives a taste of new visualisations in the pipeline.
In the second part of his review of the newly updated legal information service Manzama, Chris Porter looks at the precision and breadth of its sources and content coverage in areas from news websites to legal case filings and social media channels.
Helping users to find information which they didn't know existed is undoubtedly a challenge. Steve Bynghall identifies some of the key tactics which can be used to help make discovery more of a "push" activity and some steps central teams can take to encourage changes in user behaviour.
Co-producer Martin White concludes the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible" by highlighting key themes in visibility and discovery, that have emerged from the series that he and James Mullan have co-produced over the last three months. These include user-centric discovery, the information lifecycle and information visualisation. He also highlights product reviews and vendor insights.
In the third part of her analysis of FreePint's research into visibility, Robin Neidorf focuses on the findings around user behaviour. The results include a useful list of suggestions and ideas for how to connect directly with users on their own terms in ways that are meaningful to them. Barriers to influencing user behaviour are scrutinised and we asked respondents to rate the importance of different tools and activities in influencing user behaviour around information visibility.
FreePint interviews Martin White, specialist in enterprise search, intranet and information management strategy. The conversation covers the origins of computer-based search applications, his definition of enterprise search, and whether we should be investing in better search technology. We also asked about his book "Enterprise Search", first published around two years ago, to find out what will be new in the second edition coming out this year.
In the first section of his four-part article, Chris Porter introduces an in-depth review of the updated Manzama, an easy-to-use current awareness service for lawyers and other professional services users.
FreePint interviews Amit Kothari, founder and managing director of Tallyfy, a new tool to enable managers to easily share processes. Shimrit Janes asks for Amit's views on the challenges of making information more visible and he shares his concept of the three key strands of visibility: internal visibility of information, external visibility of information, and many-to-one visibility. He also gives his opinion on big data and why he feels the ultimate judge of new tools and technologies should be the people in the company who deliver revenue and value.
In the second part of her analysis of FreePint's research into visibility, Robin Neidorf digs down into the findings relating to content. Respondents were asked how they rate varying types of content such as licensed or inbound email content, as well as a host of other variations such as dissertations and research whitepapers. Questions also looked at the goals and objectives of visibility work and barriers to progress such as licensing issues and free search engines. Variations by industry were also investigated.
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