Shimrit Janes

Shimrit Janes is director of knowledge for Digital Workplace Group, as well as an independent researcher and consultant specialising the digital workplace and knowledge management. She"s particularly interested in enabling knowledge sharing and collaboration through the digital workplace, as well as the areas of organisational readiness and culture. Find Shimrit on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Articles by Shimrit Janes:

My Favourite Tipples from a director of knowledge
Wednesday, 20th June 2018

My Favourite Tipples are shared by Shimrit Janes, researcher and consultant for the digital workplace. She shares some of her go-to sources to keep up with emergent trends and established best practice.

How to assess your organisation's information literacy level
Thursday, 30th March 2017

Knowledge professionals know that information literacy is essential to an organisation, but mapping out a journey towards this can be difficult. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and the resulting model, developed by Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, is explored in this article. This maturity model can help you plan your information literacy activities by working out where you currently are and prioritising what areas to focus on for improvement.

Can you accurately track users, usage and value of your information products?
Wednesday, 8th March 2017

The relationship between usage and value remains a sore point for many information professionals. There's an assumption that increased usage is always desirable, but the reality is that usage is a far more complex beast that, if to be useful, needs to be better rooted in the context of the goals being achieved.

How you can identify and influence data analytics projects
Friday, 9th December 2016

Information professionals often find out too late about their organisation's data analytics projects, and are having to swoop in after finding out that the project is misusing data and licences. To try and address this risk, Jinfo has developed a three-step approach to help information teams spot, join, and influence data analytics project teams.

What's at stake if information services are excluded from data analytics projects?
Friday, 2nd December 2016

The inclusion of information professionals within data analytics projects brings their unique skill set to the table: deep source and consulting expertise. Conversely, the exclusion of information professionals from data analytics projects risks wasted time, wasted money, siloed working, and ill-defined business requirements. Jinfo held two Community sessions to explore precisely what's at stake, and how information services can be a valuable partner within this emergent area.

Reports by Shimrit Janes:

Jinfo model - prioritising users for information skills
Wednesday, 8th February 2017

It"s essential to prioritise training in information skills and using a risk-based approach can help you make the case with stakeholders. This Jinfo m...

Jinfo model - researching and planning for data analytics risks
Thursday, 24th November 2016

The Jinfo Webinar "Identify - and overcome - the most common data analytics risks", part of Jinfo"s current Research Focus "Da...

Jinfo model - create your 12-month plan for data analytics
Friday, 28th October 2016

The Jinfo Webinar "Create your plan for data analytics, presented a three-stage methodology for preparing your information tea...

The Information Team with "The Right Stuff"
Monday, 9th May 2016

How should the ideal information team look? What skills are required, can you build your team, train your staff and nurture skills to cope with an unc...

What You Can "Own" and What You Can Influence
Monday, 18th April 2016

A recent Jinfo Community session discussed how information professionals bring unique expertise in three interrelated areas...