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We interview an information specialist in the commercial intelligence field to find out what they found most valuable about the Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", and how it's affected their thinking and future plans.
The Jinfo Research Focus "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World" has now concluded. Our End of Focus "Insights and Actions" Report is now available. Read this blog to find out more.
We interview a competitive intelligence manager to find out what she and her colleagues found most valuable about the Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", and how it's affected their thinking and future plans.
As the Jinfo Research Focus "Source Expertise - What it Means in a Google World" reaches its conclusion, co-producer Lynn Strand looks back over the Focus and highlights some of the key articles, market landscapes and reviews on subjects from data discovery, design thinking, big data, Google and new product offerings.
This End of Focus report collects a full thematic index of content from the Jinfo Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World" in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading.
Includes the key insights:
What you should sacrifice to focus on...
In the third of the insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", director of research, Robin Neidorf, explains why it's essential to invest at least 10% of your information team's time and resources into cultivating source expertise.
This report covers six of the leading enquiry management tools specifically designed for information services:
BLUEcloud LSP from SirsiDynix
KnowAll Enquire from Bailey Solutions
Liberty from Softlink
RefTracker from Altarama
In the second of the insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", director of research, Robin Neidorf, identifies what you need to do to engage more effectively with decision-makers to ensure source expertise becomes a "must have" element of every strategic discussion.
In the first of the insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", director of research, Robin Neidorf, explains how to raise the value of information interactions at every level of the business and how to achieve strategic value from source expertise.
You may have an in-house team of information professionals, rely on external workers, or rely on a mix of both options. Anja Chemnitz Thygesen and Irene Koren explore the options and help to identify the potential cost savings and efficiency gains.
There are several commercial products available in the discovery systems market and Jinfo caught up with ProQuest's corporate VP of discovery & delivery solutions, Shlomi Kringel, to find out about the recent acquisition of Ex Libris, what users should be looking for when choosing a discovery system as well as any future developments in the pipeline.
Co-producer of the Research Focus "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", Anja Chemnitz Thygesen, highlights some of the recent content and examines how the role of the information professional is changing and what new opportunities are on the horizon.
Does Google have a place in the information researcher's armoury? Is it a tool or a resource? Mark Gediman, director of information services for legal firm Best Best & Krieger, LLP, makes the case and highlights some aspects of Google that you may not be aware of.
Big data is all around us today. Projects that use big data are often difficult to identify. This article explains how to identify big data projects, why big data is growing, and explain the issues that exist within big data projects today. This knowledge will enable information professionals to articulate how their skills bring value to those projects.
Query handling is a core service for many information services teams but what can we learn from those who do it most successfully? Shimrit Janes reports from a recent Jinfo Community session which explored this subject and highlights Jinfo's maturity model for inbound query management and case assignment.
As the Research Focus "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World" continues, Focus co-producer, Lynn Strand, highlights some of the recent content and how it demonstrates that being strategic and being a specialist can be an important part of the information professional's skill set.
Our latest product review takes an in-depth look at Northern Light's SinglePoint strategic research portal which is designed to to give company teams easy access to robust internal and external information sources - all from a single interface.
Leading global management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney, has offices in more than 40 countries and deals with clients in areas from beauty products to wind turbines. Carole Schwalbaum, manager of the Americas Information and Research Centre, explains what both generalist and specialist information researchers bring to the company.
Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access to all of a client's internal and external research information including high quality data from some of the world's leading technology and industry research analysts.
Introduces the company and product...
Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access to all of a client's research information, both internal and from leading technology and industry research analysts. In the final part of her product review, Sophie Alexander looks at help available for both users and administrators, new developments in the pipeline and competitors including Factiva and MuseGlobal. She summarises the product's value and how the company's maturity has led to an increasingly sophisticated product.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2670
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"Remote Information Teams"
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 Information Teams" to become fluent: