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Presented by Tezira Lore at the Workshop on Discoverability of African Scholarship Online, Nairobi, Kenya, 10 March 2014.

Presented by Tezira Lore at the Workshop on Discoverability of African Scholarship Online, Nairobi, Kenya, 10 March 2014.

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     Using social media to enhance research discoverability: Experiences of the International Livestock Research Institute Using social media to enhance research discoverability: Experiences of the International Livestock Research Institute Presentation Transcript

    • Using social media to enhance research discoverability: Experiences of the International Livestock Research Institute Tezira Lore Communications Specialist Presented at a workshop on discoverability of African scholarship online Nairobi, Kenya 10 March 2014
    • Presentation outline • Introducing CGIAR and ILRI • Open Access repositories • Using social media for research communication • Monitoring use and impact • Challenges and lessons learned
    • CGIAR: Research for a food secure future www.cgiar.org CGIAR Consortium conducts food and environmental research to help alleviate poverty and increase food security, health and nutrition while protecting the natural resource base
    • ILRI: Better lives through livestock www.ilri.org • ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium • ILRI envisions a world made better for poor people in developing countries by improving agricultural systems in which livestock are important • ILRI works in all tropical developing regions of Africa and Asia
    • “ILRI is creating and integrating knowledge to enable diverse partners to find innovative solutions to make livestock a sustainable pathway out of poverty” ILRI’s value proposition
    • CGSpace and Mahider Open Access repositories
    • CGIAR Open Access and data management policy • Aim: All data and research outputs open and harvestable • Open Access mandate in place since Mar 2012 • Open Access and data management policy approved Oct 2013 • Implementation guidelines being developed http://www.cgiar.org/resources/open
    • http://cgspace.cgiar.org
    • Mahider • Since Oct 2009 • Now has 12,000+ items • Dublin Core metadata • AGROVOC • Code is open source; available on github http://github.com/ilri/DSpace
    • Social media as part of ILRI’s communications strategy
    • Blogs for project news and updates http://aghealth.wordpress.com/news
    • Wikis http://africa-rising.wikispaces.com/
    • Posters and presentations on Slideshare Tags help readers to discover work on a particular topic
    • Use Delicious to aggregate & curate content…
    • RSS: really simple syndication … then publish content on various platforms Blog widget Twitter Facebook
    • ‘Capture once, re-use often’: Embed content
    • Explore social media tools at ILRI Blogs, websites, wikis, repositories http://www.ilri.org/ring Twitter http://twitter.com/ilri Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ILRIFanPage Posters and presentations http://www.slideshare.net/ilri and http:/prezi.com/user/ilri Photos on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri Films and videos http://www.ilri.org/ilrifilms Podcasts http://ilri.podomatic.com
    • Monitoring use and impact
    • DSpace stats View stats in Google Fusion Tables
    • Web and social media views: 2009-2013
    • Overall views of web services: 2009-2013
    • Composition of views of web services 2010-2013
    • Some challenges • Power dynamics: need to give up control • Streamlining DSpace work flows • Monitoring feedback on multiple platforms
    • Closing thoughts • Usage guidelines help to ensure consistency • Put content where people can find it • Boost search engine optimization • Social media: engagement is key
    • Acknowledgements Special thanks to my colleagues from the Knowledge Management and Information Services unit for their untiring support  - Team Mahider: Abeba, Abenet, Bizuwork, Peter - DSpace ‘techies’: Alan, Sisay - Blog & wiki admin: Tsehay All photos: ILRI http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri
    • The presentation has a Creative Commons licence. You are free to re-use or distribute this work, provided credit is given to ILRI. better lives through livestock ilri.org