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We asked an information professional in a management consultancy about the recent Research Focus, "Content and technology for current awareness" and how it's affected their thinking and resulted in some concrete next steps.
Information professionals have strong skills and expertise in the well-established area of current awareness, how can they evolve this prowess to apply it to the emergent field of data analytics? Shimrit Janes reports from a recent Community session which tackled this subject.
We interview Shahid Nazir of the Bank of England's information centre about the recent Research Focus, "Content and technology for current awareness" and how it's sparked ideas or affected future plans.
A recent webinar focused on better understanding what constitutes a source, as part of the Research Focus, "Content and technology for current awareness". In this webinar Margaret Metcalf and Becky Milton from CEB presented a case study on how CEB’s information team conducted a evaluation of their news and information needs and product requirements and how they're optimising the sources used for their internal current awareness services.
This End of Focus report collects a full thematic index of content from the Jinfo Research Focus "Content and technology for current awareness" in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading.
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In the final insight from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Content and technology for current awareness", Robin Neidorf asks whether you're collecting data to measure the effectiveness of your current awareness efforts, and whether you're reviewing your approach and goals accordingly.
In the second of the insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Content and technology for current awareness", Robin Neidorf raises the provocative question of whether you still need to provide a formal current awareness service.
In the first of the insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Content and technology for current awareness", director of research, Robin Neidorf, explains the importance of starting your evaluation of current awareness from perspective of the value it offers.
This article highlights some of the takeaways from the recent Research Focus "Content and technology for current awareness", covering the product landscape, the responsiveness of vendors to customer needs, insights into managing a current awareness service and the future with innovations such as artificial intelligence. It links to many of the articles and reports included in the Research Focus.
Factiva may be a long-established premium news resource but it still appreciates the value of changing with the times and has some pretty unique features. Jinfo's reviewer Andrew Grave has taken a look at the latest changes in his "Mini review of Factiva - recent enhancements".
Factiva is a premium news resource. Andrew Grave reviews this long-established solution which offers the ability to search, distribute and licence a vast amount of news content. He plays close attention to the enhancements made since the full Jinfo review in October 2015 and the features that make it unique.
Rachael Elliott contrasts the rapid rise of consumer mobile apps with the slow growth of apps from information providers. She examines why mobile apps are important and contrasts the offerings from some large players. Rachael then takes a closer look at a new iPhone app from Factiva and the Google News mobile app and concludes by looking at future trends and suggests some practical next steps.
Recent changes to Nexis have been prompted by user experience. We report on Jinfo's just-published "Mini review of Nexis - recent enhancements" which considers why Nexis is becoming simpler to use.
This article examines whether current awareness involving more general and business news delivers value. It features an interview with Andrew Woolfson, director of knowledge and capability, at RPC, a UK top 50 law firm. Woolfson is sceptical about the value of current awareness believing that information professionals should focus instead on providing deeper insights and analysis. Some next steps around assessing the value of your current awareness set-up are suggested.
Chris Porter looks at a new release of the Nexis news and business aggregation database from LexisNexis. The latest changes aim to make life easier for the non-expert searcher. This mini review also catches up with other significant enhancements since Jinfo's last major look at the product in early 2015, as well as describing some future enhancements.
Jinfo has teamed with Acquire Media, the technology company behind NewsEdge, to offer a free evaluation session using CONVINCE to explore what happens to cost, duplication and relevance of content coverage when different content bundles are combined.
We look at CONVINCE, a new decision-support tool from Acquire Media, that enables information managers to explore what happens to cost, duplication and relevance of coverage when you add or remove different content bundles to an implementation. It's not having the greatest number of licensed sources that's important, but making sure you have the right ones.
Some leading intranets are currently putting more emphasis on search, with content which is tagged with relevant topics, and can also be matched to user profiles to deliver a personalised experience. Subscribing to news feeds from different collaboration communities and groups is also an option. This article looks at some of the opportunities in this area and features a case study from DNV GL written by Jerome Colombe.
The procurement of a current awareness solution often makes sense to those overseeing complex and demanding news alert services. However, justifying it to the powers that be is not always simple. Fiona Fogden presents the process she went through to convince stakeholders and gain approval for the project at law firm Reed Smith. She concludes with a practical structure that may be used in a business case along with some thoughts about the implementation phase and next steps.
Jinfo's recent "Survey on current awareness" found around half of respondents have completed needs assessments on content, distribution or management of sources for current awareness within the past two years. Robin Neidorf picks out some of the survey highlights.
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