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Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Subscription Update for Information Services Management
Thursday, 2nd July 2015

This monthly update collects the current content relevant to those responsible for information service management, information strategy and content procurement in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading. Includes: Product Review of Linex Systems Researcher Candace...



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Comparative Report on News Products 2015
Friday, 26th June 2015

FreePint's comprehensive "Comparative Report on News Products 2015" looks at seven news products: Factiva, LexisNexis Publisher, Meltwater, Newsdesk, NewsEdge, Nexis and SinglePoint. This report compares the products across the criteria of Sources, Technology and Value as well as specifics such...



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Product Review of Linex Systems
Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

Researcher 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....



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Subscription Update for Information Services Management
Tuesday, 2nd June 2015

This monthly update collects the current content relevant to those responsible for information service management, information strategy and content procurement in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading. Includes: Product Review of Solcara Candace Cathey...



Click to view the article 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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