Agricultural Information and Knowledge Sharing: Promising Opportunities for Agricultural Information Specialists

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Presentation by Peter Ballantyne: 15th RIBDA, Lima, Peru, 29 October 2009.

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Agricultural Information and Knowledge Sharing: Promising Opportunities for Agricultural Information Specialists

  1. 1. Lima, Peru 28 October 2009 Peter Ballantyne
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ all actors in the R&D process – from research design through to those who will apply the outcomes in the field – should communicate with each other and should have equal access to knowledge” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Innovation processes can be enhanced by creating more possibilities for actors to interact” </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Inclusive, participatory approaches to knowledge-sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize knowledge from a diverse set of sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into many other information flows and find ways to document and provide access to this knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Design information products and services for more diverse audiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Devise different, collaborative, interactive ways to share and exchange information. </li></ul><ul><li>New ‘communicators’ to support collaboration and interactive processes with different types of stakeholders </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>“ International public goods are … outputs of knowledge and technology … that are applicable and readily accessible internationally” </li></ul><ul><li>information and knowledge are not born ‘public.’ We must make them public, i.e., to be available, accessible, and applicable. </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>'Open knowledge' is any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute - without any legal, technological or social restriction. </li></ul><ul><li>The main principles are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free and open  access  to the material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom to  redistribute  the material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom to  reuse  the material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.okfn.org/about </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>“ In the economy of ideas that the web is creating, you are what you share … The biggest change the web will have on us is to allow us to share with one another in new ways and particularly to share ideas.” </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Leadbetter </li></ul>
  7. 12. <ul><li>http://iaald.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://feeds.feedburner.com/aginfonoticiasiaald </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/iaald </li></ul><ul><li>http://iaald.blip.tv </li></ul><ul><li>http//twitter.com/iaald </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/iaald </li></ul><ul><li>http://iaaldnetwork.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/iaald </li></ul><ul><li>www.iaald.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  8. 14. <ul><li>Future libraries will increasingly be places to exchange and interact </li></ul><ul><li>Future libraries will be more and more ‘e-libraries’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Users’ will become ‘collaborators’ and librarians will become knowledge sharing catalysts and brokers </li></ul>

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