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Click to view the article Amit Kothari Organising and Delivering Practical Actions from News Content
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

The consumption of news has changed radically in the past few years. The devices we use to read news have changed, along with the possible targets and methods of taking actions from news content. In an environment where you need to act decisively on news that directly affects your reputation, knowledge base and competitive position, it is very important to understand how to leverage news sources. Amit Kothari discusses ways in which better value can be driven from investment in news content that is produced both externally and internally.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf FreePint News Survey Analysis 2014 Part 1 - Premium News Content and Preferences
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Part 1 of FreePint's 2014 News Needs & Preferences Survey reports on findings relating to premium news content and preferences. Results include the reported importance of variables relating to news content products, and how frequently respondents carry out activities around news.



Click to view the article James Mullan Frightening Times for Law Firm Knowledge Managers...?
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Many people often suffer from nightmares and are kept awake at night thinking about things they need to do at work or at home. These nightmares can often be terrifying for the individual involved and can have long-lasting effects. In a slightly late celebration of Halloween I look at some of the nightmares and frightening scenarios that knowledge managers in law firms often face, from technology developments to security concerns.



Click to view the article Shimrit Janes Q&A with Linex - Comprehensive Current Awareness Cover
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

FreePint's Shimrit Janes interviews Fiona Fogden, head of customer relations at Linex Systems, to find out how trends in current awareness are morphing and how the Linex platform meets the ever-changing news needs of busy professionals.



Click to view the article Anja Chemnitz Thygesen Insider Knowledge - Researching Scandinavia
Tuesday, 25th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Scandinavian business information specialist Anja Thygesen shares her expertise on researching Sweden, Denmark and Norway. She covers areas from cultural differences to company structures and highlights key sources of information published in local languages and in English.



Click to view the article Katharine Schopflin Audiovisual Assets - an Information Manager's Guide
Tuesday, 25th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Audiovisual materials proliferate in corporate information systems. Some may be of real value to the organisation, who may not have the systems to support them. This article offers an introduction to media assets, how they can be managed and why it is important that you do so well.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Sell Side of News Part 2 - Today's Competitive Landscape
Friday, 21st November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Best options for current awareness when using licensed news content, plus other options such as workflow tools and DIY are under scrutiny in the second part of Robin Neidorf's article on "the sell side of news" with commentary on providers such as Cision, Meltwater and Moreover Newsdesk.



Click to view the article James Mullan Is Facebook Moving Inside the Enterprise?
Thursday, 20th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

For a long time there has been discussion around when and how Facebook will build a version of the social networking site that could be used within organisations. The benefits of this are clear, not just for Facebook, but also for organisations, many of whom are already taking advantage of enterprise social networks to enable content creation and collaboration. However, there are a number of issues that Facebook and organisations need to think about before they deploy Facebook At Work.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Taming Foreign Language Sources
Thursday, 20th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Although English has long been the de facto language of business, in an increasingly connected world, the need to access and understand news in other languages is growing ever more important. Andrew Lucas has taken a look at some of the challenges for information managers and the vendors.



Click to view the article James Mullan Communicating with Your Users to Ensure Project Success
Wednesday, 19th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

If you roll out a collaborative or social tool without consulting with your users, it's more than likely that it will fail to deliver on its promise. James Mullan looks at user expectations when it comes to technology and how organisations can ensure that when they deliver a new tool it is widely adopted by their users.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Sell Side of News Part 1 - Today's Competitive Landscape
Tuesday, 18th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the first part of her article on "the sell side of news" Robin Neidorf looks at what companies want from their news providers in the context of the changing landscape of news needs and suppliers. She examines how to rank objectives for news against available resources and compatible systems, the competitive environment for news and the best options for in-depth research with news content.



Click to view the article James Mullan Making Time for Knowledge Management
Monday, 17th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

James Mullan discusses how simple activities and techniques can help staff and managers better understand knowledge management and the benefits it can bring.



Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Is Current Awareness Now About Personal Knowledge Management?
Monday, 17th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Technology and social media has empowered the user to take control of their own current awareness so it is much more of a personal activity. However, to a certain degree it has actually always been the responsibility of the individual. Given this, should information professionals focus their efforts on training users how to do current awareness more effectively rather than providing tools and content which they may not use?



Click to view the article Libby Trudell Crowdsource - Creating Credible Content through Scale
Friday, 14th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Crowdsourced content, drawing on large numbers of contributors of all background and levels of expertise, can produce content of value for research needs. This article reviews categories of crowdsourced databases, from those where the motivation to contribute is a desire to be part of preserving history to those where the contributor receives support or visibility for their work, and also where content is a by-product of social media activity. For information professionals, the same assessment process used for commercial databases can be applied to crowdsourced content collections.



Click to view the article Tim Buckley Owen Cloud Services - Not In the Cloud At All
Thursday, 13th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Whatever their other differences, the United States and Russian authorities seem to be of one mind when it comes to the desire to poke around privately held data whenever they feel like it. Their approaches to penetrating the cloud may be different but the motives are the same. Europe, where big hitters like Microsoft and Salesforce are both planning data centre expansion, may be the gainer because of its generally tougher privacy laws. So for anyone responsible for commissioning or managing an organisation's cloud services, the soil on which those clouds rain is really starting to matter.



Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 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.



Click to view the article Shimrit Janes Has "Current Awareness" Become a Bloated Term?
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Driven by broken economies, a burgeoning technology marketplace, and a bloated definition of current awareness, information professionals are increasingly struggling when it comes to meeting their internal clients' needs to track news developments. In this piece, Shimrit Janes explores to what extent the original understanding of "current awareness" holds up under scrutiny, and what challenges information teams are facing as a result.



Click to view the article James Mullan Do You Know Why You Collaborate?
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

When you think about why you collaborate, what immediately springs to mind? Do you collaborate because you want to share content or documents that you have created, do you collaborate because you want to reach an outcome that can only be done with other individuals' help, or are you trying to manage a large scale project? There are in fact many reasons why people might choose to collaborate, but what's significant is that you should know why you're collaborating before you do it.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf What's the Value of Current Awareness?
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Robin Neidorf examines how information centres can measure the value of the current awareness service they offer to their readers and explains the components of the value equation.



Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Eureka.cc and Europresse.com
Friday, 7th November 2014 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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