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Jinfo Newsletter No.526

Jinfo Newsletter 526

12th September

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Robin NeidorfFor all our love of benchmarking, the data can only give you a snapshot of today. But benchmarking is most valuable as the foundation for helping you design, or refine, your vision for the future. The full range of resources in the Research Focus, "Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformation" will get you started.

Your Jinfo Subscription gives you access to all of it. Go deeper with a Jinfo Consulting workshop for assessment and planning - the most cost-effective way to tailor our benchmarking data to your specific environment based on reporting line, team capacity, range of services and more.

For a taste of how we can help, check out our top three insights from this Research Focus, available on our blog. Or register your interest to receive them in your inbox for greater convenience. Benchmarking is just the beginning. Where will it take you?

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research and Head of Consulting

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Jinfo TipSubscription Tip: Focus your exploration with "filter by type"

Newly added to listings on our site: the ability to filter by type - blog, article, report, webinar, Community session.

These options now appear at the top of any category listings, enabling you to jump to the type of resource you're interested in. See it in action at the top of this page listing resources in the current Research Focus


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"Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformation"
Our Research Focus for July to September

Read about the Research Focus: Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformationNow in its third year, this Research Focus gives you tools, analysis and the original data you need in order to benchmark your information service against peers.

Learn more and get the insights »


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For fans of "My Favourite Tipples"

We've taken a hiatus from publishing My Favourite Tipples and ran a brief survey to gather feedback on this feature of the Jinfo Newsletter. My Favourite Tipples first ran in issue No. 59 in March 2000. With an average of 4 to 5 Tipples per issue, that means we've shared over two thousand sites, resources, and favourites from a wide range of information practitioners.

After reviewing survey responses and careful internal discussion, we have taken the decision to discontinue My Favourite Tipples at this time. Comments told us you like the serendipity, diversity and perspectives they brought - we're considering ways to offer these benefits in a format that better matches Jinfo's current focus. Thanks for the Tipples through the years.

  • Go from "what?" to "now what?" - Jinfo Consulting's benchmarking-based assessments on 11th September
    With benchmarking, the context of data is just as important as the numbers and with Jinfo's valuable benchmarking data we can help you communicate more effectively with stakeholders and customers or find out how our Consulting workshops can help you tailor our insights to your unique situation.

  • Catch Up, Keep Up: Jinfo Webinars available to book now on 11th September
    Information professionals are as time-pressured as everyone else in business, but with Jinfo's Webinars and Community sessions - included in your subscription - have the opportunity to book out time to catch up with the latest developments in areas such as benchmarking, the ROI of current awareness, content purchasing and closing the "news is easy" gap. Each session offers unique content, with full speaker notes available to subscribers following sessions.

  • To manage capacity, know your objectives - Jinfo for optimising your information service on 2nd September
    How you optimise your information service will depend on your overall objectives. These will invariably change over time but Jinfo's research which captured and reported comparable data across a range of industries and organisations can help. Find out how else we can help you better align your skills and time with those of your customers.

  • Insight 3 from Research Focus on benchmarking - yes, you can measure impact on 27th August
    Are you confident that you've got the right metrics in place to demonstrate the value of your information service? Read our blog to doublecheck and find how you can move your metrics to the next level.

  • Research update - Information teams measuring impact on 22nd August
    Highlighting the value your information team brings to stakeholders is vital. Find out how our analysis from our documenting the value chain report can help you make better decisions.

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