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ILRI Infocentre delivers virtual services
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Grace Kamau of the ILRI Infocentre in Nairobi explains some of the changes in her role in recent years. She emphasizes the ‘one ILRI InfoCentre’ approach from two locations – in Nairobi and Addis Ababa as well as enhanced cooperation among CGIAR libraries across the world. She sees the main challenge of the future as being the demands on different CGIAR libraries to ‘operate as one.’ More on information management at ILRI. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Vikas Nath on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
New IAALD president sketches out plans for the coming year
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Barbara Hutchinson from the University of Arizona is elected IAALD president for 2010-2011. In this videos, she briefly introduces some of the ideas and services she plans to for on during her mandate.See more at www.iaald.org
Social media has potential for ICARDA
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Andrea Pape-Christiansen, Knowledge Sharing Specialist at ICARDA, reflects on the outcomes of the CGIAR's social media online workshop. More on the workshop Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Valeria Pesce: using Drupal for the new IAALD web site
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Valeria Pesce, GFAR
Three entry points to enhance knowledge sharing in agricultural research
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Simone Staiger-Rivas of the CGIAR argues that introducing knowledge sharing into a research organization requires attention to three entry points: The first is 'strategic' - making decision points more horizontal and participatory. The second is to work on concrete tools and approaches that staff can work with. The third concerns capacity building and staff empowerment. There is certainly no single 'magic bullet'. For knowledge sharing to really happen, an organization needs to "change profoundly." Interview by Peter Ballantyne, May 2009
Rethinking the way we look at agricultural research
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Mark Holderness (GFAR) was one of the five keynote speakers in the opening session at the IAALD 2010 Congress. He stresses the need for rethinking the way we look at agricultural research and the role of agricultural information. How can these made accessible, available and relevant to the needs of farmers? In this, information professionals have a critical role.
Making agricultural information accessible in Kenya
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Rachel Rege of KARI explains how the institute addresses policy, capacity, content and infrastructure challenges in Kenya. Her main challenge is to consolidate the various content streams so it can be streamed to different groups or communities. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Dady Demby on the RAILS project
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
CIARD will make research information truly accessible
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Stephen Rudgard of FAO introduces the CIARD initiative, that aims to make public domain information resources in agricultural research "truly available." See more on the initiative at www.ciard.net

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