IAALD 2010 Closing Session Report: Innovations in Biodiversity Information Workshop

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Report to the Closing session from the 'Innovations in Biodiversity Information Workshop' at the 2010 IAALD World Congress - 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France

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IAALD 2010 Closing Session Report: Innovations in Biodiversity Information Workshop

  1. 1. Innovations in Biodiversity Information Workshop Co-organized by Bioversity & EBHL Chairs: Roger Mills, European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Group (EBHL) Elizabeth Goldberg, Bioversity International Rapporteur: Vincent Johnson, Bioversity International THEME 1: INNOVATIVE LEARNING PROCESSES (Sessions 1&2)
  2. 2. Questions posed <ul><li>What challenges? </li></ul><ul><li>How challenges addressed? </li></ul><ul><li>What innovative ideas/ solutions/ lessons? </li></ul><ul><li>What remains to be resolved/ done differently? </li></ul><ul><li>How do/can regional initiatives link to global initiatives and vice versa? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Issues raised /remaining as challenges in future work <ul><li>How to define/ target end-user(s)? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local global? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can global initiatives accommodate local context and partner criteria? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to broaden scope of participation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to better engage target audiences? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to get them enthused to sell the idea to others? - What incentives? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to ensure continuation after project end? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to ensure platforms/ products/portals are accessible where bandwidth lacking? </li></ul><ul><li>How to access / make accessible undigitised primary material for evidence-based research? </li></ul><ul><li>How to link existing information repositories/ collections to existing portals so as to add-value and contribute to evidence-based research for better decision making ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What benefits in addressing the questions above? <ul><ul><li>Effective collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimised bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimised duplication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds on enthusiasm of individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater continuity/ sustainability </li></ul></ul>(see T3S2- Collaborative Research Support in Forestry- Roger Mills)

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