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Crrn am nov2011
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  • 1. Canadian Rural Research Network Annual Meeting 2011 http://rural-research-network.blogspot.com Alessandro Alasia Network coordinator Presented to the Annual meeting of the network November 2nd, 2011
  • 2. Thank to the contributions of partnerorganizations and management team
  • 3. CRRN vision (reminder)A vibrant, free and comprehensive on-linecommunity of rural research stakeholdersthat facilitates links, exchanges, partnershipsand information sharing among all partiesinterested in rural research by means of newand innovative networking approaches
  • 4. Achievements 2010/11• Three new partners• Five bimonthly email updates – (summer edition covers four months)• Two new CRRN documents posted online• CRRN brochure (En/Fr)• Contribution to information sharing
  • 5. Achievements: information sharing• About 350 posts since September 2009, about one new item every second day
  • 6. Achievements: information sharing• About 25,000 visitors and 52,000 page loads since 2009
  • 7. Achievements: information sharing• About 500 social media subscribers, many of which are organizations
  • 8. Some lessons learned (a personal view)• Information is the most important thing. Quality, relevance, comprehensiveness, accessibility, timeliness of the information that is shared on the CRRN is the most important thing• CRRN is not a web page; it is an alternative model for research networking (…which we still have to fully understand)• Freely available applications means that a lot can be done with no financial resources; but “freely available” does not mean “no barriers and rapid adoption”
  • 9. Upcoming: new version of the bimonthly email update
  • 10. CRRN documents in progress • “How to” make the best use of the CRRN resources • An estimate of the economic value of CRRN voluntary activities and networkNovember 2nd, 2011
  • 11. Some questions for discussion• Organization and structure: who does what? Who will do what for 2011/12?• How can we improve the current systems? (ideas and possible implementations)• What is missing?• How can we facilitate collaborations?• Is there a possibility to partner with other major research networks?
  • 12. Management committee 2011• Patricia Macklin, Rural Development Project Coordinator, Government of Alberta• Molly Moshofsky, University of British Columbia, Vancouver• Morgan Boyco, Rural Ontario Institute• Leanne Elliott, Canadian Model Forest Network• Karin Trounce, Rural Development Network (RDN), Government of Canada Thank you• Jeff Dixon, Queens University, Kingston• Jean-François Frenette, INRS, Montréal• Geri Briggs, Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning• Erin McGuigan, University of British Columbia, Vancouver• David Hardie, CRRN, Ottawa• Alessandro Alasia, Network Coordinator

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