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Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Monday, 2nd March 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 John DiGilio Legal Research Apps Under the FreePint Lens
Monday, 2nd March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Reed Smith's national manager of research services, John DiGilio, returns to FreePint to review some of the most popular mobile applications for legal research. As smart technology infiltrates the practice of law, research is becoming increasingly untethered and being conducted more on-the-go than onsite. John takes a hard and practical look at the apps that are disrupting and transforming the way attorneys conduct research. By applying the same stringent criteria across to each review, he hopes to empower librarians and information professionals to lead the transition to mobile rather than being caught behind its curve.



Click to view the article Robyn Smith Product Review of Minesoft PatBase (Technology - Search, User Interface, Outputs, Analytics, Alerts, Help)
Monday, 2nd March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of her product review Robyn Smith looks at the technology features of global patent database Minesoft PatBase, including robust searching capabilities and its new Analytics feature.



Click to view the article Chris Porter Mini Review of NewsEdge Visualisation Features
Friday, 27th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter takes a detailed look at the taxonomy-based visualisation components within news management tool NewsEdge.com. Highlights include its use of complex algorithm that helps determine relevancy and its striking Venn Diagram feature.



Click to view the article Ashish Shukla Product Review of AdisInsight (Trials - Value and Competitor Landscape)
Friday, 27th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In part 6 of his product review of Springer's new AdisInsight drug information platform, Ashish Shukla looks at the value of the coverage of key clinical trials, one of the three databases brought together under a single access point.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Q&A with Reprints Desk - Meeting the Visibility Challenge
Thursday, 26th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As part of the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible", Sophie Alexander recently interviewed Ian Palmer, chief sales and marketing officer at Reprints Desk, to get his perspective on some of the key challenges in making information more visible within the organisation and how Reprints Desk facilitates visibility for its users.



Click to view the article Robyn Smith Product Review of Minesoft PatBase (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Tuesday, 24th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Robyn Smith continues her product review of Minesoft PatBase, in the second part of the review looking at the content and coverage of the award-winning global patent database that includes more than 48 million patent family records.



Click to view the article Ashish Shukla Product Review of AdisInsight (Technology)
Monday, 23rd February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In part 5 of his product review, Ashish Shukla looks at the technology behind Springer's new AdisInsight drug information platform. He looks at the accessibility of Adis's newly-created single access point for its three databases, including areas such as search functionality and outputs.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Crowdsourced Financial Information
Monday, 23rd February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

The crowdsourcing model is the basis of much web content, Andrew Lucas looks at the impact of crowdsourcing in the financial services sector. He considers the motivation for contributing data and how this impacts the quality of the service. The article also looks at examples of crowdsourced data providers, including Estimize and Owler.



Click to view the article Chris Porter Mini Review of Commetric
Friday, 20th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As part of FreePint's Topic Series "Making Information Visible", Chris Porter introduces the Influencer Network Analysis methodology from Commetric, a service which uses patented visualisation techniques to give organisations a deep understanding of conversation influencers in a particular topic area.



Click to view the article Robyn Smith Product Review of Minesoft PatBase (Introduction; Contact Details)
Thursday, 19th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Robyn Smith introduces award-winning global patent database Minesoft PatBase, spanning more than 100 patent-issuing authorities worldwide, in the first part of her product review. The audience includes intellectual property professionals who turn to PatBase for business-critical patent information.



Click to view the article James Mullan Surfacing Information via Activity Streams
Thursday, 19th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Have you ever thought how wonderful it would be to have no emails in your inbox? The legendary "Inbox Zero" status is often discussed but very rarely reached. Whilst this might be a pipedream for many people, one of the ways in which we can reduce the information we receive in our email inboxes is to think about different ways of subscribing to and receiving information. An option for some individuals is to choose to receive information via an activity stream. James Mullan considers the role activity streams have to play and how they can be used effectively in an intranet.



Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Thursday, 19th February 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 Ashish Shukla Product Review of AdisInsight (Safety - Content and Coverage)
Tuesday, 17th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Ashish Shukla looks at the AdisInsight platform's coverage of adverse drug reaction reports, safety studies and regulatory news in part 4 of his nine-part product review of Springer's new database of scientifically curated drug information, looking at its search results, filtering capacity and expert narrative summaries & comment.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Q&A with Acquire Media - Visualisation Delivers the Insight You Need
Monday, 16th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

FreePint interviews Larry Rafsky, chairman and chief scientist at Acquire Media. The conversation covers why not all visualisation tools are equally powerful, and how visualisation can make the difference between basic current awareness and getting an advantage out of news content through exposing interrelations and correlations previously hidden.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Subscription Update for Information Services Management
Friday, 13th February 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 LexisNexis Publisher Andrew...



Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Eureka.cc and Europresse.com
Thursday, 12th February 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.



Click to view the article Ashish Shukla Product Review of AdisInsight (Drugs - Content and Coverage)
Tuesday, 10th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In Part 3 of his nine-part product review of AdisInsight, Springer's new database of scientifically curated drug information, Ashish Shukla looks at its coverage of information on drugs in commercial development worldwide. He gives a detailed assessment of how the platform consistently organises its drug profiles, which are updated daily.



Click to view the article James Mullan Creating a Knowledge Management Tool for Tomorrow
Tuesday, 10th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

On the face of it, capturing, managing and disseminating information as part of a knowledge management strategy sounds like an easy win. In reality the process of capturing information, especially personal experiences and tacit knowledge, can be an extremely difficult undertaking. So what can information professionals do to build on and improve an existing knowledge management solution - and what does the future hold for knowledge management solutions?



Click to view the article Ashish Shukla Product Review of AdisInsight (Trials - Content and Coverage)
Thursday, 5th February 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In Part 2 of his nine-part Product Review of AdisInsight, Springer's new database of scientifically curated drug information, Ashish Shukla looks at coverage of key clinical trials, and search features including the Query Builder function and strong referencing.



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