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Jan Knight Product Review of Infomart (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration & Help)
Friday, 22nd May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Jan Knight continues her product review of media monitoring and analysis tool Infomart. In the third part of the review she provides an overview of the dashboard, process icons, the numerous navigation and search options, the variety of ways users can view, export and share results as well as the training resources available.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources


Candace Cathey Product Review of Linex Systems (Introduction; Value; Contact Details)
Friday, 22nd May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Candace Cathey introduces her product review of Linex Systems, a one-stop, current awareness management tool for the legal, business and academic sector that aggregates, researches and delivers information and content. It monitors sources such as legal databases and top news sources including the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. It can be tailored to outcomes or workflows, offers real-time updates and data & analytics.

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Topic Categories: Content management - Legal sources - News sources


Jan Knight Product Review of Infomart (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Thursday, 21st May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of her review of media monitoring and analysis tool, Infomart, Jan Knight looks at sources including traditional and social media, as well as geographic coverage and archive searching options. Infomart specialises in the Canadian market but will be of interest to researchers in other countries too.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources - Regional sources


Andrew Clark Driving Professional Development through Associations
Wednesday, 20th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Andrew Clark, president of the Pharma Documentation Ring (P-D-R) and active member of SLA, explains how being an active member of a professional association can help to enhance your career and keep your professional development continuous in order to meet the changing requirements that affect the information industry today. He offers some useful guidance on how to choose the right association for you and the major benefits that can ensue.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Training - Topic Series: Best Practices in Information Skills Development (Apr-Jun 2015)


Jan Knight Product Review of Infomart (Introduction; Value; Contact Details)
Tuesday, 19th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Infomart is a media monitoring and analytics platform serving communications professionals, marketers and brand managers based in Canada and around the world. The product provides data, analysis and insights that allows companies to make business decisions based on media intelligence sourced from both traditional news outlets and social media. In the first part of her review, researcher Jan Knight looks at the value the product offers, and introduces the product and the company.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources - Regional sources


Chris Wall Big Data and GIS - a Case Study on Social Care Chartered Surveyors
Monday, 18th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Small firms can leverage big data too. Chris Wall discusses how Carterwood, a small chartered surveying practice based in Bristol, combines a national care home database, data from the 2011 census and powerful mapping software (ArcGIS) to extract data that drives the insights in the reports they write for care home operators and developers.

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Topic Categories: Information strategy - Content management


John DiGilio Mini Review of Lexis Advance HD
Friday, 15th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

John DiGilio reviews Lexis Advance HD, the mobile app version of LexisNexis' award-winning Lexis Advance platform. In the first in a new collection of mini reviews geared towards on-the-go applications for legal research, John puts the app through its paces and provides a breakdown of its functionality, high points, and shortcomings. Competitors include Westlaw, Bloomberg and Fastcase.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Legal sources - Mobile - FreePint Reports: Product reviews


James Mullan A Whole New World of Information Overload
Friday, 15th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

How many times have you diligently checked your email over the weekend so you don't have to deal with the email overload on Monday, only to realise that information overload isn't just about email? For a while now information overload has actually meant more than email, it has meant managing the almost constant stream of messages from social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others. Whilst tools such as Delve and Clutter are springing up to help manage and search emails, the question is how users can manage this flow of information whilst still ensuring they get the most out of what can be very useful tools.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Information services management - Knowledge management


Helen Josephine Ebook Research - Licensing Considerations in Enterprise Settings
Thursday, 14th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

A recently completed FreePint survey on the use of ebooks in the enterprise shows that pricing for ebooks is an important factor, but not as important as other factors. The survey indicates that across all sectors, the selection of content relevant to the enterprise activity remains the most important factor. While cost per use is an important metric, flexible licensing that enables access to just the right content is even more critical. Helen Josephine examines the variety of licensing options on offer, and why an organisation might choose one over another.

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Topic Categories: Content management - Mobile - Subscription management


Libby Trudell Ebook Research - Comparisons of Ebook Vendors
Tuesday, 12th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Libby Trudell looks at the top 10 ebook platforms as identified in FreePint's recent research, and provides a comparative table which identifies main content and sources, key features, format & delivery, and highlights contract options. Vendors covered are: Amazon, Books 24x7, EBSCO, Elsevier (two products included), OverDrive, ProQuest, Safari, Springer and Wiley.

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Topic Categories: Content management - Mobile - Subscription management


James Mullan Becoming More Productive with Office 365
Tuesday, 12th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

It probably won't comes as much of surprise to many people that we're not as productive as we could be. Emails, phone calls, questions from colleagues and meetings mean the time that we can actually spend working is becoming less and less. In light of this many vendors are looking at how they can facilitate better productivity by providing enhancement to existing tools. The latest company to do so is Microsoft, which has developed a number of enhancements of Office 365, which would seem to enrich the experience and help make users more productive.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Intranets - Search


Candace Cathey Product Review of Solcara (Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Tuesday, 12th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Candace Cathey concludes her product review of federated search and knowledge management solution, Solcara Legal Search. She looks at competitors in the industry such as OpenText Federated Query Server, HP Universal Search and EOS from SirsiDynix, and Solcara's development, growth and pricing.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Legal sources


Jan Sykes Information Skills Development - Incorporating Resources from Industry Partners
Tuesday, 12th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As part of the FreePint Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development", Jan Sykes explores what external partners have to offer in terms of skills development - whether those partners are vendors, publishers, professional associations, coaches or higher education institutes.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Training - Topic Series: Best Practices in Information Skills Development (Apr-Jun 2015)


Candace Cathey Product Review of Solcara (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration & Help)
Monday, 11th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Candace Cathey continues her product review of federated search and knowledge management all-in-one tool Solcara Legal Search by providing an extensive overview of the search technology. In the third part of the review, she looks at user interactions, output capabilities and support, including search results, bookmarking documents, creating collections and exporting results.

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Topic Categories: Legal sources


Anne Jordan Source Update for Nexis
Friday, 8th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

The latest additions and takedowns in Nexis, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - FreePint Articles: Source updates


Libby Trudell Ebook Research Results Part 3 - Success Factors and Strategy
Friday, 8th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Recent articles discussing the results of a recently completed FreePint survey on the use of ebooks in the enterprise have addressed areas such as penetration and growth estimates for ebooks by industry segment and top ebook service providers reported in enterprise settings. This article examines the ways in which information centres perceive and assess the success of ebook deployment for their organisations, and how factors such as usability, convenience and working with existing systems are factored into the purchasing decision.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Content management - Subscription management


Anne Jordan Source Update for Eureka.cc and Europresse.com
Thursday, 7th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

This month's additions and takedowns in Eureka.cc and Europresse.com, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan. Europresse.com is the European version of the Eureka.cc solution.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - FreePint Articles: Source updates


Phil Bradley Create Engaging and Memorable Presentations by Going Beyond PowerPoint
Thursday, 7th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Phil Bradley considers some of the different ways in which people can create presentations. Rather than be constrained by the limitations of the PowerPoint software package there are many other tools from Prezi to Powtoon and Animoto that are freely available on the internet. These not only allow you to produce more interesting and visually exciting presentations whether in slide, video or timeline format, they can help you overcome the slide/bullet point approach which is becoming more hackneyed by the day.

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Topic Categories: Training - Topic Series: Best Practices in Information Skills Development (Apr-Jun 2015)


Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Wednesday, 6th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

The latest additions and takedowns in Factiva, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - FreePint Articles: Source updates


Candace Cathey Product Review of Solcara (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Tuesday, 5th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Candace Cathey continues her product review of Solcara from Thomson Reuters. In the second part of her review she looks at its up-to-date, live searching of internal resources and online content that can be retrieved using the cloud-based solution, including news, case law, legislation and legal documents aimed at the legal, business, government and information professional industry.

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Topic Categories: Legal sources


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