Introducing IAALD


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Introducing IAALD

  1. 1. Introducing IAALD CGIAR InfoManagers Meeting Aleppo, 2-7 October 2005 Peter Ballantyne
  2. 2. Vision <ul><li>the leading global community of practice for information specialists* in food, agriculture and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>* people and institutions who create,capture, access (acquire, store, archive, digitize), share (disseminate, exchange, publish) or utilize information and knowledge concerning agriculture and rural development. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mission <ul><li>IAALD enables its members and partners to mobilize, access and apply information to achieve a more productive and sustainable use of the world’s land, water, and renewable natural resources. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What we do <ul><li>IAALD connects agricultural information specialists worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>providing platforms and spaces for information dissemination, exchange and knowledge sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IAALD convenes agricultural information specialists worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>organising meetings and catalyzing dialogue among all agricultural information stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What we do <ul><li>IAALD communicates knowledge and information to its members and others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improving the status and practice of agricultural information management and dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IAALD collaborates in joint activities with members and other partner organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>facilitating and catalyzing collaboration across agricultural information communities </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>… to be properly knowledgeable, the centres and the peripheries need to be in conversations with the other … </li></ul><ul><li>Wendell Berry </li></ul>Convening and connecting
  7. 7. Guiding principles <ul><li>Serve and engage members [private goods] </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to general agricultural information ‘public good’ </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage impact through partnerships and members </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on information exchange on and about information and communication management in agriculture </li></ul>
  8. 8. Priorities <ul><li>Strengthen the membership base </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the members </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate professional development for members </li></ul><ul><li>Expand and deepen partnerships and alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Hold events and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Inform and communicate with members and the wider agricultural information community </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a sound organizational financial base </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganise the IAALD business practices </li></ul>
  9. 9. Plans <ul><li>Africa Conference, May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>World Congress, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Regional meetings – links with AIBDA, USAIN, INFITA, IFLA </li></ul><ul><li>Associations and chapters ? </li></ul><ul><li>Vitalize information and communication ? </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development ? certification? </li></ul>
  10. 10. iaald web directory orgs & people events calendar qb offline iaald listserv blog news social bookmarking photos iaald events partner journals partner events qb online OA archive partner webs partner lists arizona ncsu icarda institutional archive Infocomms Strategy
  11. 16. blog news aginfo feeds event feeds directory updates photo feeds qb articles feed repository feed Multisearch Pulling it together
  12. 17. 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 listserver </li></ul>
  13. 18. 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>
  14. 19. More? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> agriculture </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>