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Click to view the item Click to view the item The increasing role of technology in current awareness
10th October 2017
(Announced 1st August 2017)

The value of current awareness services increasingly comes from technology, including management platforms, analytics and self-service, a theme we're exploring in our Research Focus, "Define and manage value for current awareness" . This session makes sense of the confusing vendor landscape...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Current awareness in 2020
5th December 2017
(Announced 31st July 2017)

In our Research Focus, "Define and manage value for current awareness" , we're addressing strategic questions such as what user demands will look like in three years time and how to design for self-serve. This session will give you insights into our analysis of current awareness provision...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item The impact of shrinking spend on premium databases
7th November 2017
(Announced 31st July 2017)

Our research tells us that premium news databases are a shrinking proportion of overall spending to support current awareness industry-wide. This decline and the rise of alternative services and approaches is a theme we're exploring in our Research Focus, "Define and manage value for current...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Future-proof your service by refocusing on higher-value work
12th September 2017
(Announced 9th May 2017)

A "future-proofed" information service is one that reinvents itself regularly. You can't succeed tomorrow based on the service promises of yesterday. A common theme explored in Jinfo's current benchmarking research is the desire - and need - to focus information services as a strategic...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item A look at the data for benchmarking your information service
8th August 2017
(Announced 8th May 2017)

A challenging question in Jinfo's benchmarking work focused on, "What metrics do you review to determine the success of your service?" Data is a key input for enabling decision-making, but it's notoriously difficult to develop and track meaningful measures in our field of practice. In...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Maximising the strengths and minimising the weaknesses of organisational structure
11th July 2017
(Announced 8th May 2017)

The information services function has traditionally comprised of a centralised function, which ticked all the boxes of our three-legged stool: sources, technology and value. However, our benchmarking research has highlighted a trend towards a more decentralised approach. The core functions...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Best practices in effective, activity-based learning for information literacy
13th June 2017
(Announced 7th March 2017)

If you cultivate your skill in creating activity-based learning, you will improve the way workers interact with information. But first, you need to learn to account for learning preferences amongst your target audience. Far from a "one-size-fits-all" strategy, information experts need to...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Finding the right partners to develop an information-savvy workforce
9th May 2017
(Announced 7th March 2017)

Developing an information-savvy workforce is a task bigger than the capacity of your own team. It takes more than onboarding sessions, occasional demos, monthly newsletters and periodic training tips to raise the skill set of workers as they interact with information every day. Rather, you...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Assessing your organisation's information skills maturity
4th April 2017
(Announced 7th March 2017)

We know that information skills are essential for today's knowledge workers, and yet they are rarely formally taught or coached by organisations. Nor do they tend to show up on workforce development plans. An assessment of your organisation's maturity for information skills will enable you...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Assessing your organisation's information skills maturity
10th January 2017
(Announced 14th November 2016)

We know that information skills are essential for today's knowledge workers, and yet they are rarely formally taught or coached by organisations. Nor do they tend to show up on workforce development plans. An assessment of your organisation's maturity for information skills will enable you...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Finding the right partners to develop an information-savvy workforce
7th February 2017
(Announced 11th November 2016)

Developing an information-savvy workforce is a task bigger than the capacity of your own team. It takes more than onboarding sessions, occasional demos, monthly newsletters and periodic training tips to raise the skill set of workers as they interact with information every day. Rather, you...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Best practices in effective, activity-based learning for information literacy
7th March 2017
(Announced 11th November 2016)

If you cultivate your skill in creating activity-based learning, you will improve the way workers interact with information. But first, you need to learn to account for learning preferences amongst your target audience. Far from a "one-size-fits-all" strategy, information experts need to...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Create your plan to prepare for data analytics
11th October 2016
(Announced 14th July 2016)

The world of data analytics is fast emerging as a topic that organisations are turning their focus to, with discussions about the value of "big data" heating up, technical solutions being developed, and dedicated data analysts being hired who can interpret these new data sources. In the...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item How information services can best work with the many stakeholders of data analytics
13th December 2016
(Announced 13th July 2016)

Within the new world of data analytics, where much is still uncertain as to how to proceed and who should be involved, there is potential for power struggles. It's common for information services to get caught up in the struggle. At the same time, new fields offer new opportunities to...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Identify - and overcome - the most common data analytics risks
8th November 2016
(Announced 13th July 2016)

Licensing, poorly conceived value propositions and data security are just a few of the risks associated with the exciting new world of data analytics. Information teams need to be at the heart of this world to help avoid these risks. Otherwise (and too often), information professionals...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item What We Learned about Information Skills Development
Multiple, starting 29th July - 4th August 2015
(Announced 8th July 2015)

Information work does not look the same today as it did five years ago. Not for information professionals, not for other knowledge workers who interact with information to get their jobs done. That was the driver behind planning and delivering the April - June 2015 Topic Series, "Best...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Setting Strategy with FreePint Research
15th July 2015
(Announced 6th July 2015)

FreePint Research provides the foundation for everything we produce. Every Topic Series is grounded in research, and research tells us how to develop and deliver content and Communities of Practice. We use every customer interaction as a research opportunity so that inputs and outputs create a...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Corporate Market for Ebooks: A Look at the Research
30th July 2015
(Announced 2nd June 2015)

Early in 2015, FreePint completed research on the corporate market for ebooks -- one of the first studies to look beyond the public and academic library markets. We discovered that the pace of adoption is accelerating, with major increases in licensing and usage driven by a number of factors....

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Click to view the item Click to view the item What We Learned about "Making Information Visible"
Multiple, starting 4th May - 28th May 2015
(Announced 21st April 2015)

From January through March 2015, FreePint ran the Topic Series, "Making Information Visible" . This series focused on the central questions: How do knowledge workers access the most valuable information at the point of need? And, even more importantly, what keeps them from seeing it or being...

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