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IAALD: Looking to the Future


Presentation to IAALD General Assembly by Peter Ballantyne on behalf of the Executive Committee. May 2005

Presentation to IAALD General Assembly by Peter Ballantyne on behalf of the Executive Committee. May 2005

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  • 1. IAALD - Looking to the Future IAALD General Assembly Lexington, May 2005
  • 2. The New Committee
    • Peter Ballantyne (The Netherlands)
    • Vielka Chang-Yau (Panama)
    • Debbie Currie (USA)
    • Michal Demes (Hungary)
    • Elizabeth Dodsworth (UK)
    • Elizabeth Goldberg (Italy)
    • Toni Grieder (USA)
    • Barbara Hutchinson (USA)
    • Nick Maliha (Syria)
    •   H.V. Mote (India)
    • Dorothy Mukhebi (Kenya)
    • Shuchun Pan (China)
    • Takashi Nagatsuka (Japan)
    • Stephen Rudgard (Italy)
  • 3. The Legacy
    • Revitaliz-ing association
    • Enthusiastic membership
    • Committed Board
    • Active partners
    • Membership survey
    • Lexington 05
    • Emerging plans
  • 4. Who we are
    • a leading global community of practice for information specialists* in food, agriculture and the environment
    • sharing collections, sharing expertise, sharing technologies
    • * People involved in processes to create, access (acquire, store, archive) and share (disseminate, publish) agricultural information
  • 5. Our vision
    • IAALD connects and mobilizes people, institutions, organizations and networks to attain a more productive and sustainable use of the world’s agricultural and natural resources
  • 6. Other visions from IAALD members
    • Advancing agricultural information through access, alliances, and advocacy (marty kesselman, Rutgers) – more alliances with other groups and for more political clout
    • Deliver, use, develop, complex information systems and services; sustain global ground-truth good (karl s, nal) – deliver/distill results/sources
    • If you eat you are involved in agriculture; thus everyone needs IAALD (r.mcgeachin)
    • Continuous harmony (w. berry)– sustaining agrarian culture while/and advancing the technological society (rjr)
    • Creating a ‘digital union’ – sustainable human development through global agricultural networks (rjr)
    • Legacy collection management: Tracking trends to preserve the past and sustain the future (rjr)
    • Crossing the Rubicon:closing the digital divide; creating the digital union through global agricultural networks (rjr)
  • 7. What we do: Convening & Connecting
    • We foster collaboration
    • We provide platforms for information exchange
    • We convene
    • We facilitate
    • We connect
    • We moderate
    • We communicate
    • We build
    • We partner, collaborate
    • We improve and advance the practice of aginfo management
    • sharing collections, sharing expertise, sharing technologies
    … to be properly knowledgeable, the centres and the peripheries need to be in conversations with the other …
  • 8. Plans
    • Communication Task Force
    • Membership Drive
    • Africa Regional Conference in 2006
    • Other regional conferences
    • World Congress in 2010
    • Professional development
    • Back office
    • Income generation
    • Partnerships
  • 9. Getting involved?
    • For members, by members
    • Volunteering
    • Recruiting, promoting, marketing, …
    • Organizing activities, events, or joint ventures
    • Contributing your news, your views, …
    • Writing, reviewing, editing - for the QB, the web site, the blog, …
    • discussing, sharing, connecting on the listserv
    • ?