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Presentation at the AgNIC meeting In Beltsville, May 2011

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  • the chart on the homepage representing the distribution of services across "service types" ( (implemented with support from John Fereira); the geographic map on the homepage representing the geographic distribution of services;
  • a first attempt to provide some aggregated data on the number of contents / resources potentially reachable through the services registered in the RING:
  • Agnic 2011 5

    1. 1. CIARD <br />Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for development<br />Dr. Johannes Keizer<br />Office ofKnowledge Exchange, Research and Extension<br />Food andAgricultureOrganizationofthe UN<br />Talk atthe AGNIC meeting, 2011, May 18<br />
    2. 2. Contribution and Participation in Science<br />Territory size shows proportion of scientific papers published in 2001 by authors living there. <br />Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan)<br />
    3. 3. RING - Charts and numbers<br />The CIARD RING<br />
    4. 4. The Community<br />Founding Partners<br />and growing…..<br />
    5. 5. Why is coherence in agricultural information so important?<br />Why enhance access to agricultural information?<br />Innovation systems in agriculture are critical to the fight against hunger & sustainable use of natural resources<br />Rapid agricultural innovation is knowledge-intensive and depends on access to information<br />Coherence in information management will increase efficiency of knowledge sharing/exchange and reduce duplication <br /><ul><li>Most public domain agricultural information not yet widely accessible
    6. 6. New types of research, organisations, and collaboration create new demands
    7. 7. Improving the way the partners work together requires greater information and information flow systems</li></li></ul><li> The Vision and Manifesto<br />“To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all”<br /><ul><li>All organizations that create and possess public agricultural research information disseminate and share it more widely
    8. 8. CIARD partners will (a) coordinate their efforts, (b) promote common formats, (c) adopt open systems
    9. 9. Create a global network of public collections of information</li></li></ul><li>Global and Local Challenges in Research Communication<br /><ul><li>Capacities
    10. 10. Lack of institutional policies to enable research communication
    11. 11. Lack of specialized skills in complex digital technologies
    12. 12. Diversity of Responses
    13. 13. Customized Information/Knowledge Systems
    14. 14. In-house IKM Programmes
    15. 15. Institutional Networks
    16. 16. National Initiatives
    17. 17. R&D Community Forums/Platforms
    18. 18. Virtual and Web2.0 tools for Participation/Interaction</li></li></ul><li>Checklist of Good Practices<br />Developing Institutional Readiness<br />Introduce and gain support for the CIARD Manifesto and Values in your institution<br />Have your institution recognised as a CIARD partner<br />Adopt a formal institutional information/ communication strategy <br />Develop the capacities of your institution to achieve the CIARD Checklist<br />Develop national/local partner networks to share resources and skills<br />Increasing the Availability, Accessibility and Applicability of Research Outputs<br />Ensure your research outputs are available digitally. <br />Develop institutional or thematic information repositories of your outputs as open archives.<br />Use international metadata standards, data exchange protocols, and agricultural vocabularies and thesauri. <br />Develop a clearly defined licensing policy for your outputs. <br />Optimize the structure and the content of web sites for search engines.<br />Share metadata by participating in international information systems.<br />Use ‘social’ Web 2.0 media and applications to share your outputs.<br />Build formal and informal networks to to repackage your outputs.<br /><br />
    19. 19. Coherence in Information <br />for Agricultural Research for Development<br />A new global movement to provide a platform for coherence <br />between information-related initiatives <br />to make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge <br />truly accessible to all <br />2009<br />2007<br />2008<br />2005<br />2010<br />2012<br />2011<br />1st IISAST Consultation <br />TASK FORCES<br />CIARD Initiative launched <br />(15 founding partners)<br />Regional Consultations<br />70 countries 150 info prof.<br />GCARD 2012<br />2nd IISAST Consultation<br />e-Consultation & Beijing Consultation<br />+ Regional Workshops<br />CIARD endorsed (GCARD and FARA)<br />+112 partners and growing…<br />
    20. 20. Endorsement of <br />1st Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), March 2010<br /> <br />Recommended that: <br />Stakeholders use the potential of multi-partner initiatives such as CIARD to facilitate availability and access to information and knowledge in innovative ways.<br />5th General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), July 2010<br />Recommended that CIARD should: <br />advocate for more coherent approaches to knowledge sharing and communication of the outputs of agricultural research support development of national capacities for all types of stakeholders<br />
    21. 21. CIARD: Benefits to Institutions<br />CIARD: Institutions’ Contributions<br />increased national/international visibility and use of their research output and content services <br />increased exchange of information content between their system(s) and others <br />increased awareness of other research outputs through information content and services <br />increased access to specialised expertise and knowledge and other partners’ proven solutions<br /><ul><li>promote and implement the CIARD vision and objectives
    22. 22. register products and services on research outputs through the CIARD RING
    23. 23. adopt/promote international standards related to digital research outputs
    24. 24. register institutional profile on Checklist
    25. 25. share lessons learned and experiences</li></li></ul><li><br />
    26. 26. XXX XXXXX <br /><br />Vision<br />Checklist<br />Manifesto<br />(Values)<br />Pathways<br />Fair<br />
    27. 27. Advocacy Task Force<br />Capacity Building Task Force<br />Content Management Task Force<br />
    28. 28. Routemap to Information Nodes and Gateways<br /><br />Global registry of information sources and services in agriculture<br />information providers register their services in various categories – e.g.<br />103 document repositories with 4 million accessions, and 750,00 full text documents<br />RSS feeds – news & events: 18<br />
    29. 29. RING – Numbers<br /><br />Number of documents potentially reachable through the services registered in the RING.<br />Types of service considered: document repositories and bibliographic databases.<br />