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Jinfo Newsletter No.449

Jinfo Newsletter 449

23rd June 2016

Robin NeidorfThe most valuable thing you bring to your organisation is your source expertise. Its importance must be reflected in:

  • Which projects you spend your time on
  • How you hire, train and cultivate staff
  • Your presence on strategic project teams
  • How you manage and even off-load lower-level transactional work.

During the Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", we learned that the most successful information services deliberately organise their services, staff and processes to minimise the time they spend on lower-value activities so that they can focus on their highest value.

This is the first of three top lessons from the Research Focus; in a recent blog item, you can learn more about this lesson and what the best information services do (and stop doing) to achieve this essential re-balance of their time and resources.

Then request your free copy of the Insights & Actions Report on Source Expertise, now being prepared for publication. You'll get the thematic index to all content published during the Research Focus, plus our three insights on how you can adapt and apply what the best information services do.

Making time for cultivation of source expertise requires that you actively push more information activities to end users, outsourced or offshored providers, or stop them entirely. Difficult? Certainly. Risky? Perhaps. But the most effective services do it, and you can too.

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research

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Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google WorldJinfo Research focuses on a different area of information strategy every calendar quarter.

  • The Research Focus Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World (Apr-Jun 2016) brings together expert opinions on how to cultivate team awareness and skills to support source expertise, and insight into specialist segments of the information industry, such as niche, visualisation, and data mining tools, that highlight the unique nature of source expertise.

  • Developing the Role of the Information Professional by Anja Chemnitz Thygesen on 7th June.
    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.


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