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2011-05 CIARD General Presentation. CIARD & RAIS International Workshop. (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

2011-05 CIARD General Presentation. CIARD & RAIS International Workshop. (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

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  • Introducing the issue of lack of access to the outputs of African agricultural research
  • A time series in 3 slides covering 2 decades of the number of open access repositories - showing that some progress has been made in Africa although the region has not developed as fast as some parts of the world Note: This covers all subjects not just agriculture.
  • This slide shows how three agricultural research centres are struggling with making their research outputs truly accessible in three generic areas, starting with % accessibility of Bibliographic References, moving to % accessibility of Full Text, and lastly % accessibility through international search engines/indexes. It can be noted that these issues affect international centres just as much as they affect national ones. Note: The various segments of the diagram represent different indicators of accessibility within each of the three general categories – the details have been left out to simplify the diagrams.
  • Under the Ghana Agricultural Information Network System (GAINS), five national organizations are making their full text research outputs accessible in digital format, and have had varying degrees of success so far.
  • The Advocacy Task Force comprises senior representatives of all the founding partners in the CIARD initiative, and representatives of other organizations that have shown interest. Membership is open to new institutions – recognizing the need to keep the size of the Task Force manageable and work where possible/relevant through representatives of constituencies. Early actions have focused on the development of the main components of the initiative, namely the Manifesto, Checklist and associated materials and resources. These tools were developed through a series of consultations in the second half of 2008 through the end of 2009 – mainly with the first group of stakeholders the Information Professionals. We are now focused on bringing this agenda to the all three groups – and we may find that the message has to be adapted to fit the different interests of the three groups.

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  • 1. CIARD & RAIS Workshop Dhaka, Bangladesh. May, 2011 www.ciard.net [email_address] Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development
  • 2. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS ARE THEY TRULY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL?
  • 3. 1990-96 Open Access Repositories Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google
  • 4. 2006 Open Access Repositories Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google
  • 5. Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google Jun-2010 Open Access Repositories
  • 6. Contribution and Participation in Science Territory size shows proportion of scientific papers published in 2001 by authors living there. Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan)
  • 7. Why is coherence in agricultural information so important?
    • Innovation systems in agriculture are critical to the fight against hunger & sustainable use of natural resources
    • Rapid agricultural innovation is knowledge-intensive and depends on access to information
    • Coherence in information management will increase efficiency of knowledge sharing/exchange and reduce duplication
    Why enhance access to agricultural information?
    • Most public domain agricultural information not yet widely accessible
    • New types of research, organisations, and collaboration create new demands
    • Improving the way the partners work together requires greater information and information flow systems
  • 8. Global and Local Challenges in Research Communication
    • Capacities
      • Lack of institutional policies to enable research communication
      • Lack of specialized skills in complex digital technologies
    • Diversity of Responses
      • Customized Information/Knowledge Systems
      • In-house IKM Programmes
      • Institutional Networks
      • National Initiatives
      • R&D Community Forums/Platforms
      • Virtual and Web2.0 tools for Participation/Interaction
  • 9. www.ciard.net [email_address] A new way forward Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development
  • 10. Founding Partners and growing….. The Community
  • 11. 2nd IISAST Consultation CIARD Initiative launched ( 15 founding partners) Regional Consultations 70 countries 150 info prof. 1 st IISAST Consultation TASK FORCES CIARD endorsed (GCARD and FARA) +112 partners and growing… 2009 2007 2008 2005 Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development A new global movement to provide a platform for coherence between information-related initiatives to make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all e-Consultation & Beijing Consultation + Regional Workshops GCARD 2012 2011
  • 12. 1 st Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), March 2010   Recommended that: Stakeholders use the potential of multi-partner initiatives such as CIARD to facilitate availability and access to information and knowledge in innovative ways. 5 th General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), July 2010 Recommended that CIARD should: advocate for more coherent approaches to knowledge sharing and communication of the outputs of agricultural research support development of national capacities for all types of stakeholders Endorsement of
  • 13. CIARD: Benefits to Institutions
    • increased national/international visibility and use of their research output and content services
    • increased exchange of information content between their system(s) and others
    • increased awareness of other research outputs through information content and services
    • increased access to specialised expertise and knowledge and other partners’ proven solutions
    CIARD: Institutions’ Contributions
    • promote and implement the CIARD vision and objectives
    • register products and services on research outputs through the CIARD RING
    • adopt/promote international standards related to digital research outputs
    • register institutional profile on Checklist
    • share lessons learned and experiences
  • 14.
    • “ To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all”
    • All organizations that create and possess public agricultural research information disseminate and share it more widely
    • CIARD partners will (a) coordinate their efforts, (b) promote common formats, (c) adopt open systems
    • Create a global network of public collections of information
    The Vision and Manifesto
  • 15.
    • To increase the benefits from investments in agricultural research and innovation for development, the partners in the CIARD initiative have agreed to make research outputs truly accessible, based on a common set of values:
    • Advocate effective investments
    • Establish coherent systems and services
    • Communicate content
    • Develop and strengthen capacities
    The Values
  • 16.
    • Developing Institutional Readiness
    • Introduce and gain support for the CIARD Manifesto and Values in your institution
    • Have your institution recognised as a CIARD partner
    • Adopt a formal institutional information/ communication strategy
    • Develop the capacities of your institution to achieve the CIARD Checklist
    • Develop national/local partner networks to share resources and skills
    • Increasing the Availability, Accessibility and Applicability of Research Outputs
    • Ensure your research outputs are available digitally.
    • Develop institutional or thematic information repositories of your outputs as open archives.
    • Use international metadata standards, data exchange protocols, and agricultural vocabularies and thesauri.
    • Develop a clearly defined licensing policy for your outputs.
    • Optimize the structure and the content of web sites for search engines.
    • Share metadata by participating in international information systems.
    • Use ‘social’ Web 2.0 media and applications to share your outputs.
    • Build formal and informal networks to to repackage your outputs.
    Checklist of Good Practices www.ciard.net
  • 17. Pathways to achieve the Checklist
  • 18.
    • Global registry of information sources and services in agriculture
    • information providers register their services in various categories – e.g.
      • 103 document repositories with 4 million accessions, and 750,00 full text documents
      • RSS feeds – news & events: 18
    R outemap to I nformation N odes and G ateways http://ring.ciard.net /
  • 19. XXX XXXXX Vision Manifesto (Values) Checklist Pathways Fair www.ciard.net
  • 20. Graph by FAO. Source data from Agricultural Information Worldwide. Vol. 3. No.1 (2010) Achievements: Accessibility of research outputs in some International Centres Centre A Centre B Centre C Bibliographic References Full Text Resources Search Engines
  • 21. Number of publications Achievements: Institutional Repositories in Ghana Graph by FAO. Source data from INSTI, Ghana. March, 2010 Number of publications
  • 22. Capacity Building Task Force Advocacy Task Force Content Management Task Force
  • 23. Development of Principal Tools Manifesto/Checklist & advocacy aids
    • Advocacy
    • Bring the agenda to principal stakeholder groups
    • information professionals
    • directors / managers / rectors
    • researchers / academics
    Advocacy Task Force