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Jinfo Newsletter No.513

Jinfo Newsletter 513

21st February

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Robin Neidorf"Fewer people and increased demands" continues to be the drumbeat of our industry. That's why Jinfo places the principles of team optimisation front and centre in our research, planning and editorial calendar.

Our most recent blog item on "Jinfo for optimising your research service" describes how Jinfo's Subscription resources and consulting offerings help you break down the problem of getting more value from the same (or smaller) headcount. Whether you're interested in a webinar on improving efficiency through better use of technology, a competency framework to help you think through the right skills for your evolving "dream team", or seeing examples of how technology is transforming legal, pharma or other industries, you'll find something to shape your thinking and your action plans.

Optimisation is a process you can learn and apply. It's not mysterious or complex. At its heart, it comes down to three components:

  1. Define your highest value to your organisation
  2. Analyse how your department's work gets done
  3. Re-engineer workflow to better align with value.

Optimisation can be energising, or exhausting, or both. Thrive through the challenge with support. Join our upcoming Community session, "Jinfo for optimising a team of researchers", to swap ideas and support with peers working on similar issues. Community sessions are included in your Jinfo Subscription, and if you don't yet have a subscription, contact Claire Laybats, our head of commercial development, to request taster access.

Consider bringing a Jinfo Consulting workshop to work directly with your team: "Do better with less: workflow optimisation" takes you through a research-based curriculum to teach and apply the principles of optimisation. Read more about workshops and request further information here.

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research and Head of Consulting

What does it take to create an Information Centre of Excellence?

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3) enabling end-users. Survey respondents so far tell us that all three are important, but they have a slight emphasis on enabling end-users.

How about you? Add your responses to the survey today - takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and you'll receive a copy of the full report upon publication. Use it as a valuable gauge to see where you stand against progress towards a relevant, sustainable future.

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Our all-original research is for you and your team if you are responsible for content purchasing, information strategy or optimising your research service.

Jinfo SubscriptionA Jinfo Subscription has these benefits:

  • Saves time by using our original research and practical resources
  • Define, communicate and measure information value
  • Reinvent information services through insight into what the best companies do.

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"The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world"
Our Research Focus for January to March

Read about the Research Focus: The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new worldWhether the challenge is around data analytics, authentication, intranet optimisation or digital rights management, today's information professionals need to be technology-savvy in order to be good advisors and partners on information-related projects.

This Research Focus provides you with the insights and tools you need to be a technology-savvy partner and advisor on information technology-related projects.

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Jinfo Blog


  • My Favourite Tipples from a biopharma librarian and taxonomist on 20th February
    My Favourite Tipples are shared by Mary Chitty of life science network Cambridge Healthtech Institute. She shares some of her preferred resources in areas from biomedical to innovative medicines and leadership skills.

  • Jinfo for optimising your research service on 13th February
    There's a basic formula for improving optimisation services for teams, and Jinfo helps teams apply those principles. We break down big ideas into manageable bits, while remaining flexible and adaptable and holding you (gently) accountable for progress. Learn more about Jinfo for team optimisation and how we can help your team build sustainable habits and achieve its goals.

  • Research update - always be in beta, as an accidental technologist on 8th February
    Fast-moving companies use continuous improvement to fuel success and growth. For information teams, continuous improvement can be challenging and hard to prioritise. Learn new approaches in our "Insights and Actions" report.

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