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Sarah Huibregtse Reflecting on the FreePint Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development"
Friday, 3rd July 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As the FreePint Topic Series: Best Practices in Information Skills Development concludes, co-producers Sarah Huibregtse and Val Skelton highlight key themes that have emerged from the series. These include the evolution of the user, the constant shift of organisational priorities, needs analysis and development of objectives, skills development strategies, changes in delivery methods, and building partnerships. Additionally, some initial thoughts regarding the skills development strategy research are shared.

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


Robin Neidorf Results from FreePint Research into Skills Part 2 - What's On Offer
Thursday, 2nd July 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In part two of her analysis Robin Neidorf reports further on FreePint's research into how information professionals address skills development. She drills down into the findings to give detail on the scope of existing programmes to support information skills development, and the overall culture around development - with specific comments about development for information professionals and development for knowledge workers. Preference for different formats for training are highlighted as well as go-to sources for programmes and training.

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


Bernadette John Digital Professionalism Skills for the Workforce
Thursday, 2nd July 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Bernadette John explains what digital professionalism means and how it goes far beyond an understanding of social media. She goes into detail about why gaining these skills is essential, not just for employees but also for their families and friends, and where knowledge of information governance and confidentiality issues, correct use of images and understanding the risks of shadow IT become particularly important.

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


Catherine Dhanjal Grappling with Authentication and Access in the Pharma Field
Wednesday, 1st July 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As the FreePint Topic Series "All About Usage" launches, Catherine Dhanjal reports from a recent Pharma Documentation Ring (P-D-R) event focusing on "Authentication Technologies - Challenges and Opportunities for the Scientific Corporate Information Centre", where discussion centred around balancing the need to drive a simple, if not seamless, sign-on process for end users against cost, complexity and technical possibilities.

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Topic Categories: Content management - Security - Topic Series: All About Usage (Jul-Sep 2015)


Robin Neidorf Results from FreePint Research into Skills Part 1 - Introduction and Highlight Observations
Tuesday, 30th June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Robin Neidorf reports on FreePint's research into how information professionals address skills development. In part one of the analysis she looks at drivers for the research and why investment in information skills is critical. She also examines the survey respondents, geographic locations, and the knowledge workers they support.

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


Sophie Alexander Have You Identified Your Skills Objectives?
Tuesday, 30th June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

With so many changes taking place in the way we work, ongoing skills development must play a critical role in every type of organisation. A recent FreePint Webinar explored this issue and highlighted some of the ways which information professionals can better connect skills objectives to larger organisational goals such as value, efficiency, innovation and cost savings.

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


Sophie Alexander How to Deliver Effective Distance Learning
Wednesday, 24th June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Distance learning requires time and expertise and what works in a more traditional face-to-face teaching environment may not work as well in a distance one. A recent FreePint Webinar provided insight into what you need to know when designing and implementing an effective distance learning programme and this article highlights some of the advice given to enable you to advance the cause of information skills development in your organisation.

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


Phil Bradley How to Create a Training Video in No Time At All
Thursday, 18th June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Phil Bradley explains why videos are an increasingly important part of the trainer's armoury. His article explores what you need to know and what equipment you need before you start filming. He also looks at some of the best resources for online video training, screen recording software, and identifies some of the best apps to enable you to record and edit direct from mobile devices.

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


Katharine Reedy "Being Digital" with the OU - Flexible Pathways to Learning
Tuesday, 16th June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Created by Open University Library Services, "Being digital" is a collection of short, easy-to-follow activities covering the skills needed to be effective online. The bite-size nature of the material makes it very flexible in the way it can be used, and ideal for workplace learning. In this article Katharine Reedy explains more about what "Being digital" covers, the thinking behind it, and how you can make the most of it for skills development.

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


Sonja Irlbeck Using Competency-Based Strategies to Develop your Team of Information Professionals
Friday, 12th June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Sonja Irlbeck introduces ideas of competency-based learning embedded in the workplace to help manage employee training and productivity. How can managers support employees’ continuous development so they remain current with their skills and your company remains competitive? How do you encourage employees to gain new skills in the midst of busy work schedules? This article explores options available for workplace training with a focus on enhancing competencies through learning integrated into the workplace environment.

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


Anne Jordan Source Update for Nexis
Tuesday, 9th June 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


Anne Jordan Source Update for ProQuest
Monday, 8th June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

The latest additions to ProQuest, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan, and find out about the project to enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar.

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Topic Categories: News sources - FreePint Articles: Source updates


Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Friday, 5th June 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


Sophie Alexander Q&A with EditorEye - Unified Intelligence
Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Sophie Alexander recently spoke to EditorEye's COO, Jeremy Phillips, about their newly launched platform and website and to find out why they sold off their publishing platform, StrategyEye last year. EditorEye is a technology SaaS business, serving multiple business intelligence enterprise clients, as well as publishers. It helps clients gather high volumes of content together and make it available through one central taxonomy, to help them make decisions and be more productive.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - Content management


Andrew Lucas Q&A with Alteryx - Blending Data for Advanced Analytics
Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Data blending goes beyond big data - it can be used across a wide range of data types. Researcher Andrew Lucas talks to the Alteryx VP for EMEA, Stuart Wilson, about how the company is helping data analysts overcome the challenges of blending data from multiple sources to use in advanced analytics in fields from retail to investment banking. We also learn how Alteryx works with visualisation specialists such as Tableau and Qlik.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Content management


Candace Cathey Product Review of Linex Systems (Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Thursday, 28th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Candace Cathey concludes her product review of sophisticated current awareness solution Linex Systems. She looks at its development, growth and pricing as well as the product's competitors including LexisNexis Publisher, Ozmosys and Manzama.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Legal sources


Candace Cathey Product Review of Linex Systems (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration & Help)
Wednesday, 27th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Candace Cathey continues her product review of Linex Systems. In the third part, she explains how the tool helps law firms and in-house legal teams automate their current awareness. She reviews search technology, user interactions and output capabilities, including source management, reports, alerts, administrator access, and customer support and training.

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Topic Categories: Content management - Legal sources - News sources


Jan Knight Product Review of Infomart (Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Tuesday, 26th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Jan Knight concludes her review of Infomart, media monitoring and analytics platform specialising in the Canadian market, with a more detailed look at the "tonality" feature within media analysis and illustrates how the platform would benefit users, particularly those in marketing and PR, as well as outlining pricing options.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Media monitoring - News sources


Candace Cathey Product Review of Linex Systems (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Tuesday, 26th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of her product review of current awareness management tool Linex Systems, Candace Cathey looks at the wide range of premium sources and content coverage. These consist of news, legal, government and business websites, top publishers including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, NYSE and the New York Times, legislations and news. Legal sources include LexisNexis and Practical Law. Information managers can add their own sources, creating a customised library, and enhance the alerts and RSS feeds to be distributed to users.

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Topic Categories: Content management - Legal sources - News sources


James Mullan The KM Guide - Your Helping Hand through the Content Maze
Monday, 25th May 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Have you or do you currently work in knowledge management? Is your role to gather and guard information, or to act as a knowledge guide, helping users to discover and learn about the information and tools available to them? James Mullan ponders the question asked recently by V Mary Abraham, an American knowledge management expert.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Knowledge management


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