Theme 2 Targeted information products and services Elizabeth DODSWORTH (CABI) Guy WAKSMAN (ACTA Informatique)
Theme 2 Targeted information products and services Targeted information products and services <ul><li>Information dissemin...
Theme 2 Targeted information products and services Targeted information products and services <ul><li>Changes in our infor...
Theme 2 Targeted information products and services Targeted information products and services <ul><li>ICT tools with a pur...
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IAALD 2010 Closing Session Report: Targeted Information Products and Services

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Report to the Closing Session from discussions on ’Targeted information products and services’ at the 2010 IAALD World Congress - 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France

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IAALD 2010 Closing Session Report: Targeted Information Products and Services

  1. 1. Theme 2 Targeted information products and services Elizabeth DODSWORTH (CABI) Guy WAKSMAN (ACTA Informatique)
  2. 2. Theme 2 Targeted information products and services Targeted information products and services <ul><li>Information dissemination is not one-way process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Farmers as an audience and stakeholder: information provision in Algeria (within collaborative platform) ... a question of trust, turning farming into a business based on knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Stakeholders in olive oil value chain Spain: Traceability and use of RFID, grower to consumer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Farmers input data once for Agro-environmental traceability in France: interaction between the farm Information System and R&D / Advisory organisations thanks to… </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Theme 2 Targeted information products and services Targeted information products and services <ul><li>Changes in our information ecosystem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Questions about the future role of books & paper (book publishing and book selling, self-publishing, e-publishing, print on demand, etc.) Question about related multiplication of sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Questions about the survival of conventional abstracting and indexing services (in the USA)… Googlisation everywhere!... Co-existence libraries / Google, the digital native, do we need to teach how to search? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Role of &quot;community knowledge centres&quot; (Uganda) for information production and dissemination, including transformation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Theme 2 Targeted information products and services Targeted information products and services <ul><li>ICT tools with a purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Mobile phone in Kenya used by extension services (with text to voice conversion), government support, up and running, but now needs CONTENT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 Need to continue to acknowledge that information services and use of communication technologies continue, in some areas, to be constrained by access to power supply, internet access, and affordable telecommunications and general equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Coordination and introduction of standards for Management of Genes / Plant collections banks in Southern Africa for a distributed users community (GIS facilities included), government commitment to sustainability </li></ul></ul>

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