IAALD - Looking to the Future IAALD General Assembly Lexington, May 2005
The New Committee <ul><li>Peter Ballantyne (The Netherlands) </li></ul><ul><li>Vielka Chang-Yau (Panama) </li></ul><ul><li...
The Legacy <ul><li>Revitaliz-ing association </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic membership </li></ul><ul><li>Committed Board <...
Who we are <ul><li>a leading global community of practice for information specialists* in food, agriculture and the enviro...
Our vision <ul><li>IAALD connects and mobilizes people, institutions, organizations and networks to attain a more producti...
Other visions from IAALD members <ul><li>Advancing agricultural information through access, alliances, and advocacy (marty...
What we do: Convening & Connecting <ul><li>We foster collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>We provide platforms for information ...
Plans <ul><li>Communication Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Africa Regional Conference in ...
Getting involved? <ul><li>For members, by members </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting, promoting, ...
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IAALD: Looking to the Future

  1. 1. IAALD - Looking to the Future IAALD General Assembly Lexington, May 2005
  2. 2. The New Committee <ul><li>Peter Ballantyne (The Netherlands) </li></ul><ul><li>Vielka Chang-Yau (Panama) </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Currie (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Michal Demes (Hungary) </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Dodsworth (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Goldberg (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Toni Grieder (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Hutchinson (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Nick Maliha (Syria) </li></ul><ul><li>  H.V. Mote (India) </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothy Mukhebi (Kenya) </li></ul><ul><li>Shuchun Pan (China) </li></ul><ul><li>Takashi Nagatsuka (Japan) </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Rudgard (Italy) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Legacy <ul><li>Revitaliz-ing association </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic membership </li></ul><ul><li>Committed Board </li></ul><ul><li>Active partners </li></ul><ul><li>Membership survey </li></ul><ul><li>Lexington 05 </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging plans </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who we are <ul><li>a leading global community of practice for information specialists* in food, agriculture and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>sharing collections, sharing expertise, sharing technologies </li></ul><ul><li>* People involved in processes to create, access (acquire, store, archive) and share (disseminate, publish) agricultural information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our vision <ul><li>IAALD connects and mobilizes people, institutions, organizations and networks to attain a more productive and sustainable use of the world’s agricultural and natural resources </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other visions from IAALD members <ul><li>Advancing agricultural information through access, alliances, and advocacy (marty kesselman, Rutgers) – more alliances with other groups and for more political clout </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver, use, develop, complex information systems and services; sustain global ground-truth good (karl s, nal) – deliver/distill results/sources </li></ul><ul><li>If you eat you are involved in agriculture; thus everyone needs IAALD (r.mcgeachin) </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous harmony (w. berry)– sustaining agrarian culture while/and advancing the technological society (rjr) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a ‘digital union’ – sustainable human development through global agricultural networks (rjr) </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy collection management: Tracking trends to preserve the past and sustain the future (rjr) </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing the Rubicon:closing the digital divide; creating the digital union through global agricultural networks (rjr) </li></ul>
  7. 7. What we do: Convening & Connecting <ul><li>We foster collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>We provide platforms for information exchange </li></ul><ul><li>We convene </li></ul><ul><li>We facilitate </li></ul><ul><li>We connect </li></ul><ul><li>We moderate </li></ul><ul><li>We communicate </li></ul><ul><li>We build </li></ul><ul><li>We partner, collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>We improve and advance the practice of aginfo management </li></ul><ul><li>sharing collections, sharing expertise, sharing technologies </li></ul>… to be properly knowledgeable, the centres and the peripheries need to be in conversations with the other …
  8. 8. Plans <ul><li>Communication Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Africa Regional Conference in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Other regional conferences </li></ul><ul><li>World Congress in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Back office </li></ul><ul><li>Income generation </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul>
  9. 9. Getting involved? <ul><li>For members, by members </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting, promoting, marketing, … </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing activities, events, or joint ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing your news, your views, … </li></ul><ul><li>Writing, reviewing, editing - for the QB, the web site, the blog, … </li></ul><ul><li>discussing, sharing, connecting on the listserv </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>

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