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February 2008

Robin NeidorfThe new year began with a new addition to the FreePint Family: FUMSI is now live at Check out the database of articles, review the reports currently available for sale and be sure to contact FUMSI's Senior Managing Editor, Sara Waddington, with your suggestions for articles you'd like to see - or write - in FUMSI. Sara can be reached at .

We're looking forward to an exciting year, with fresh developments and new resources in all our publications. Check out our plans below, and as always, please be in touch with your ideas. If you have an idea for a report, publication, resource or other opportunity, we want to hear it!

Robin Neidorf,
General Manager, Free Pint Limited


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Do you or your colleagues need a bit of assistance with finding, using, managing or sharing information? FUMSI resources are designed to help. Individual articles in the database can be easily emailed, printed or saved for future reference. Get a FUMSI subscription, and reuse our resources throughout your organisation at a reduced cost.

  • What's Coming in 2008: New reports, lots of expert-written tips and features, and more. We've built FUMSI on 10 years of publishing experience and user feedback. Visit <>, and then complete our survey to keep us on our toes!

  • FUMSI Magazine: Bringing the four practice areas together, with commentary from our Contributing Editors. The first issue is available online - get it now ».

  • FUMSI Reports: Gain practical skills to find, use, manage and share information. View current offerings at <>. Coming soon: new additions to the Regional Research Series.

VIP"VIP is an invaluable resource for keeping abreast of developments in the information world. Their in-depth product reviews are particularly helpful in staying current with the competitive landscape in which Global Reports operates, and provide another source of intelligence for understanding customer needs. Definitely on my must-read list." Business Development Manager, US

  • What's Coming in 2008: We're expanding the editorial team with more senior-level editors and industry insiders, plus adding an online component for timely news analysis. Don't miss any of it - start a three-month trial subscription for only GBP 70 by sending your request to

  • Unique Product Insight: Upcoming reviews include a comparative study of Westlaw and Lexis, the new QIN product from Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing, and revisiting of products to help with market research we covered in 2006. Tell us what products you want added to the 2008 calendar »

  • Single-Vendor Reports: Need a comprehensive portfolio of information about a single information vendor? Consider a Company Portfolio, collecting all VIP content on a single company. Now available through FUMSI: Alacra, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing, D&B and Hoover's, EBSCO, Euromonitor, Factiva, ISI Emerging Markets, LexisNexis, OneSource. Learn more and purchase »

Request a sample issue or purchase a back-issue from the archive to explore a specific product of interest.

JinfoIn 2007, Jinfo hosted 134,611 targeted job searches and 203,483 job views. The top search terms were 'records', 'librarian', 'information', 'manager', 'knowledge', and 'research.' If you need to recruit for these roles, you need to have your job on Jinfo. Learn how to post a job now.

  • What's Coming in 2008: Jinfo Jobs now get cross-promotion on the FUMSI site. When you post a listing, indicate whether the job is primarily Find, Use, Manage or Share, and your vacancy will appear on FUMSI within the relevant practice area. Request a personal tour by emailing .

  • Special Recruiting Account: Create a presence as an employer of choice for information professionals with a Special Recruiting Account. You'll get detailed monthly reports, logo and organisational information on the website, plus a discount on multiple job listings. Learn more now »

  • Jinfo's partnership with Quantum2 from Thomson Scientific connects Jinfo subscribers with on-site and web-based professional development opportunities; visit <> to learn more about Quantum2

ResourceShelfResourceShelf and DocuTicker continue to grow, thanks in large part to readers who spread the word.

  • What's Coming in 2008: We're studying ways to enhance the research value of ResourceShelf and DocuTicker through a database implementation. Although we're in early stages of study, we expect to move towards enabling better search and reporting on some of all of our posted data. Our participation in the Software and Information Industry Association has helped move us forward, through intense dialogue regarding the convergence of software and content.

  • Searcher's Guide: The latest Searcher's Guide (a free publication for ResourceShelf Newsletter subscribers) features online education, taxation, UK-based resources and multimedia, among other topics. View it now »

  • Limited Sponsorship Opportunities: The Searcher's Guide has been a popular sponsorship programme, enabling vendors and service providers to reach our growing North American audience of 22,000 subscribers. 2008 slots are already booked through July, so request a proposal today »

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