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    1. 1. “Improved access to credible research knowledge through profiling and synthesis”<br />MK4D Output1<br />Alistair Scott &<br />Kelly Shephard<br />June 2011<br />
    2. 2. Output 1 desired outcome(what would we expect / like / love to see?)<br />knowledge services increasingly being co-produced with partner organisations in developing countries.<br />increased capacity of intermediary organisations in the global south to co-produce high quality knowledge products & services on a sustainable basis.<br />measurablyincreased access to a diverse range of locally relevant, high quality research knowledge.<br />
    3. 3. Output 1 – the approach<br />Sourcing<br />Partnerships<br />Co-production<br />Profiling<br />
    4. 4. Output 1: co-producing products & services<br />Building on established [policy briefing] formats; focussed on global perspectives <br />Topical, event focussed highlights of new research – conference blogs, thematic email bulletins; printed / online<br />Readers’ groups, stakeholder groups & communities of practice around key themes<br />Of each piece of latest research <br /> Of the research into large, specialist academic papers<br />
    5. 5. Output 1: co-producing products & services<br />
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    8. 8. Build Partnerships<br />Building Partnerships is central to our work<br />
    9. 9. Partnershipsfor Sourcing, Profiling & Co-production <br />Malawi Development Exchange<br />Community of Practice<br />D-Net, Bangladesh<br />Protifolon issues 4 & 5<br />BORN website<br />I-K Mediary host<br />Bangladesh Eldis Community group <br />ALIN, Kenya<br />Joto Afrika<br />Joto Afrika stakeholder group<br />
    10. 10. Partnershipsfor Sourcing, Profiling & Co-production <br />Cutting Edge Programme on Climate Change<br />Write-shops in Colombia & India<br />CoP in place<br />Cutting Edge Programme on Social Movements<br />Advisory Group in place<br />CoP under development<br />Soul City, South Africa<br />Soul Beat Africa<br />CoP under development<br />
    11. 11. Malawi Development Exchange generating & sharing knowledge beyond the traditional establishment<br />Liz Allcock<br />Country Projects Convenor<br />IDS Knowledge Services<br />
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    13. 13. What we do…<br />Collect, digitise, summarise & disseminate development research produced in Malawi by Malawians<br />Support exchange on development issues via the discussion forums<br />Facilitate professional networking via face-to-face gatherings <br />Develop offline access for those with poor internet access<br />Capacity building?<br />
    14. 14. National Library Service of Malawi <br />
    15. 15. To create space for researchers & others interested in development in Malawi to share and learn from one another<br />To increase the visibility of Malawian development research in-country, regionally and globally <br />MDE: What’s the point? <br />
    16. 16. Why Malawi? <br />Proven need<br />Excellent research, poor impact <br />Nothing like it exists <br />It’s not easy! <br />
    17. 17. What impact are we having? <br />Making available more locally-generated development research<br />Stimulating demand for development research and information<br />Enabling debate and contributing to cultural change by challenging norms<br />Contributing to behaviour change in key stakeholder groups <br />Using our resources for direct impact on individuals and communities…<br />
    18. 18. What about the team?<br />
    19. 19. Challenges…<br />An online platform in an offline society!<br />Adapting to the local context<br />Communication – between IDS and the NLS and within IDS! <br />Funding <br />
    20. 20. What next?<br />Mobile SMS literacy campaign<br />Pay-for & free-of-charge services<br />Sustainability<br />
    21. 21. Adding Value... (unlike this)<br />
    22. 22. Add Value<br />Building lasting value - key to all our outputs<br />
    23. 23. BLDS projects:Southern content – profile & access<br />Desired outcome: <br />increased use of Southern content<br /><ul><li>Publications exchange </li></ul> 41 new exchange partners<br /><ul><li> Journal indexing</li></ul>1600+ article records added: articles from 40 journals include full abstracts<br /><ul><li> Retrospective cataloguing</li></ul>10,000+ records added<br /><ul><li> Global repository</li></li></ul><li>Global repository<br />Digitising Southern research<br />Making it available in a full text, open access repository <br />Creative commons licensing - further sharing<br />Full text content easily findable via search engines<br />Full text also available via publishing organisation website or repository<br />
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    25. 25. Challenges and Learning<br />Building the repository platform took longer than anticipated:<br />we needed to customise it for our own purposes, and to integrate it with other IDS systems<br />Establishing multiple action partnerships (exchange & digitisation) in a relatively short space of time is challenging. We need to :<br /> Build in sufficient time and staff resources for making contact<br /> Seek out and build on any existing contacts<br /> Correspond in partners native language if possible<br />Future priorities<br />Repository capacity building project<br />BLDS catalogue available on WorldCat (& other aggregated catalogue services)<br />Mobile version of BLDS catalogue to facilitate access where internet connectivity is poor<br />
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    27. 27. Challenges and risks<br />Deciphering MK4D Phase 2 requirements<br />From conceptual aspiration to practical reality<br />Co-ordination <br />A “combinatorial explosion”<br />Letting 100 flowers bloom…<br />High transaction costs<br />Resources<br />Spreading ourselves too thin<br />Sustainability<br />What happens to the partnerships after March 2013?<br />
    28. 28. What have we learned?<br />We have one hell of a good team…<br />Adaptable<br />Hard-working<br />Partnerships need constant TLC<br />High transaction costs<br />Unpredictable<br />Editorial quality<br />How to maintain common standards?<br />Whose English is correct?<br />Workload, workload, workload…<br />Output 1 is very ambitious<br />Limited resources<br />
    29. 29. Future plans<br />Diverse Voices<br />Development Debates Hub<br />Up to 8 Stakeholder Groups<br />Outsource Eldis Resource Guides<br />Southern Thematic Editorial Teams<br />CSDMS, India: ICT4D Resource Guide<br />id21 “insights” briefing series<br />Partner-driven, online-only model<br />Future Agricultures Consortium<br />Network of African Partners<br />Potential South Asian partners<br />
    30. 30. “Improved access to credible research knowledge through profiling and synthesis”<br />MK4D Output1<br />Alistair Scott &<br />Kelly Shephard<br />June 2011<br />

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