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ILRI Comms project insight 2014:
Publishing
Emaelaf Kebede
CKM Team Meeting
Addis Ababa, 2-4 February 2015
About this project or activity
Why is it important
• Research needs to have products that others can use
• Products need t...
Publishing activities
What we did (2014)
• 33 briefs published
• 40 reports published
• 54 multimedia products for project...
What we learned
End of year urgent publishing demands
• Better schedule staff leave planning
• Devise contingency plans
Ha...
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ILRI Comms project insight 2014: Publishing

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Presented by Emaelaf Kebede at the ILRI CKM Team Meeting, Addis Ababa, 2-4 February 2015

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ILRI Comms project insight 2014: Publishing

  1. 1. ILRI Comms project insight 2014: Publishing Emaelaf Kebede CKM Team Meeting Addis Ababa, 2-4 February 2015
  2. 2. About this project or activity Why is it important • Research needs to have products that others can use • Products need to be good quality, readable and well-designed What we want to achieve • Produce consistent good quality digital and print multimedia products for different purposes What we do • Produce some types of products for institutional (brochures) or project needs (photofilms) • Copy edit and design products according to style guide, branding and templates • Quality and consistency check blogs posts (Paul) • Assist authors and comms colleagues to follow institutional standards • Publish products online (print sometimes)
  3. 3. Publishing activities What we did (2014) • 33 briefs published • 40 reports published • 54 multimedia products for projects • 19 institutional and project flyers and brochures updated What we plan • Re-visit design, quality and style standards, templates and workflows • Enhance planning and priority setting (with research teams) • Explore ways to better synthesize and promote messages in our products • Enhance use of editorial freelance ‘pool’ • Introduce review tool [includes pipeline management] • Recruit managing editor
  4. 4. What we learned End of year urgent publishing demands • Better schedule staff leave planning • Devise contingency plans Haphazard submission of documents for production • Work to better streamline job demands • Improve advance planning with researchers Ensure good quality in-house printing • Especially during big events Teamwork • The embedded communications colleagues are essential colleagues in this work
  5. 5. 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

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