Research Focus: Define and manage value for current awareness (Oct-Dec 2017)
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Click to view the article Fiona Fogden Are niche news sources disrupting traditional news aggregators?
14th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at the value provided by niche news sources that fall outside of the collections picked up by aggregators such as Nexis and Factiva. We also consider how specialist sources such as Lloyd's List, TradeWinds and Fairplay (in the shipping sphere) are identified, who makes the judgement call about the value and relevance of the content, and why they are given priority budgetary approval. We also ask if this can lead to other problems in procurement or organisation-wide content provision and how it will impact on news aggregators.

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Click to view the article Martin Murtland Using signal media and artificial intelligence in news
8th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The analysis of news to identify signals and triggers is not new, but it is increasingly important and is finding application beyond the world of finance as the techniques are used to help identify misleading news items. In this article, Martin Murtland explores the technology and techniques used in news signal identification as well as highlighting providers such as Lexalytics, Clarabridge, InferLink, Sysomos and Open Calais.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Defining content aggregators in current awareness
5th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

To make better sense of the marketplace, Jinfo conducted an analysis of 19 products that address at least some of the needs around content aggregation and curation, enabling current awareness, delivering alerting newsletters and other elements broadly related to the purpose of current awareness provision. Director of research, Robin Neidorf, reports on the findings.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Acquire Media instils confidence in content
29th August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A recent Jinfo Community session looked at how well content aggregation platforms meet user needs and we also invited a number of vendors to give their feedback on the discussion. Brad Scher, CEO of Acquire Media, explains what makes the perfect ingredients for an aggregated current awareness solution and how Acquire Media's focus is on providing content that's relevant and curated together with meeting customer needs and being a true technology partner.

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Click to view the article Kate Lomax Technology in news curation and the impact on innovation and content reliability
24th August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Tools that help users identify and consume news content that is relevant to their interests can also limit research creativity. In this article, Kate Lomax investigates how news aggregators are using technology to help us deal with the deluge of information that is now available, including the raft of professional current awareness tools and new approaches being employed. She also looks at ways to ensure your information service uses emerging technologies in a way that is user-driven and innovation-focused.

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Click to view the article Tina Reynolds Are premium news aggregators worth the investment?
22nd August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Whilst premium news databases can be very costly, the breadth of content, ability to narrow your search, and reduction of risk, means that they are worth purchasing. In this article, Tina Reynolds discusses the value of resources such as Nexis and Factiva, and the problems they can prevent, as well as offering some tips on how to promote premium news sources within the organisation.

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Click to view the article Cerys Hearsey How will artificial intelligence alter current awareness?
21st August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Over the past year, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of work has become a political hot potato. Everyone knows that changes are coming, but very few people can anticipate the full impact and extent of those changes. The information profession is poised to undergo significant transformation, and the future of current awareness could look very different. In this article, Cerys Hearsey explores the potential changes and focuses on where the profession can add the most value, whilst building a new AI-powered service.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Find out what's in store for Nexis
16th August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A recent Jinfo Community session looked at how well content aggregation platforms meet user needs and we also invited a number of vendors to give their feedback on the discussion. In this article, Katy Fixter, general manager of the Research Segment at LexisNexis talks about how customers contribute to product development, what Nexis offers in terms of new enhancements, and how customers can use data feeds from Nexis into their own systems.

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Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi The secret to self-service success
15th August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As our use of technology has increased, so too have our expectations. We expect more autonomy with our tools, both in the personal and work sphere. This article looks at self-sufficiency, and explores customisation, source selection and immediacy and offers some tips on how to work better with vendors to incorporate self-service tools into the organisation.

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of Manzama (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
4th August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo’s review of the specialised market intelligence platform Manzama, we look at the help options available, the competitor landscape and product development plans, pricing and the value it 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/2866

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal How Dow Jones is taking Factiva forward
3rd August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A recent Jinfo Community session looked at how well content aggregation platforms meet user needs and we also invited a number of vendors to give their feedback on the discussion. In this article, Brian Gelinas, head of product strategy, knowledge & insight at Dow Jones talks about the importance of high-quality and trusted information and its associated cost, as well as changing customer demands and opportunities created by new technology, including the introduction of the new Dow Jones Data, News and Analytics platform (DNA).

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of Manzama (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
3rd August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third section of Jinfo's new review of Manzama, the specialised market intelligence platform, we look at the profile and search set-up, the extensive filtering options, charts and trends as well as the administrative functions and post-processing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2866

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of Manzama (sources - content & coverage)
2nd August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of Jinfo's review of the newly updated market intelligence product, Manzama, Chris Porter takes a thorough look at the platform's breadth of sources, from news websites to regulatory and legal case filings, source groupings and the addition of non-English language content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2866

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of Manzama (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
1st August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Manzama is a specialised market intelligence platform aimed at lawyers and other professional services users. In part one of Jinfo’s updated review, we introduce the company and platform, its client base, key advantages, value and development plans as well as the changes that have been made to the product since it was last reviewed in 2015, including improvements to the user interface, expansion of languages and Boolean support.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2866

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Click to view the article Colin Smith News literacy - are we battling an age of misinformation?
21st July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can organisations educate their staff so that they can distinguish between facts and social media speculation, identify a reliable source and whether there is a trade-off between the currency of news and its accuracy? Business information consultant, Colin Smith, discusses the importance of news literacy in the age of misinformation and what the various news aggregation platforms are doing to help identify inaccurate news.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Untangling the terminology of content aggregation
18th July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The development of news aggregation in recent years has led to blurring in the use of the term and confusion with other technology applications, such as content and knowledge platforms, competitive intelligence and business intelligence. In this article, Andrew Lucas seeks to clarify the differences between these terms.

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Click to view the article Dale Moore Product review of Vable (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
12th July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of Jinfo's product review of Vable looks at competitors, including Manzama, BNAConvergence by Bloomberg, Newsdesk by LexisNexis and Attensa's Engage. Dale Moore also takes a comprehensive look at the help and training available, the pricing model and development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2848

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Click to view the article Dale Moore Product review of Vable (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
11th July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of Jinfo's review of Vable, a current awareness platform that can automate the curation of information from public and subscription news sources, Dale Moore looks at its search features and user interface, specifically the categories and taxonomy. He also takes a look at its newsletter capabilities.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2848

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Click to view the article Dale Moore Product review of Vable (sources, content and coverage)
10th July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of Jinfo's product review of Vable, formerly known as Linex Systems, a current awareness platform, we look at the types of content that can be aggregated, how it can be uploaded to the platform and explore in more depth its natural language processing algorithm, Alchemy, powered by IBM Watson.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2848

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Click to view the article Dale Moore Product review of Vable (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
7th July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Vable is a current awareness platform that can automate the monitoring, gathering, indexing and sharing of information from public and subscription news sources. In part one of Jinfo's review of the product, we introduce the company and platform, its client base, key advantages and value as well as the changes that have been made to the product since it was last reviewed, under its former name of Linex Systems.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2848

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