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Archive for May, 2009

Wikis, sites, docs and pads: the many flavours of collaborative writing (#7 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

I always enjoy reminiscing about the way things were before the advent of the mobile phone or the Internet or thumb-size music machines… and I usually think to myself, in a corny fashion: Isn’t technology amazing? Now, if you’ve been collaborating with colleagues (whether in your office or across different time zones) on reports, projects,…

Full House for the Social Media Workshop

The second social media workshop of CGIAR’s ICT-KM Program kicks off next Monday with 35 participants from 10 different organizations, among those IFAD, CTA, IRG, and CARDI. The facilitators team Nancy White, Meena Arivananthan, and Simone Staiger-Rivas also welcome participants from 2 Challenge Programs, 6 CGIAR centers, as well as eco-regional and systems-wide programs, and…

CIAT – AA and social media gain momentum…

I write this from CIAT, where at the Knowledge Sharing Week of the Institute we have been presenting approaches to increase availability and accessibility of CIAT’s research outputs. CIAT was the second center where we carried out AAA benchmarking. The results of this exercise were presented to the participants in the Knowledge Sharing week, where…

Rice science in the digital age

The April-June 2009 issue Rice Today contains a great article about rice science in the digital age. The story essentially introduces some of the pathways used by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to maximise the accessibility of its research outputs. These include adoption of a creative commons licence and publishing on several platforms –…

CIAT: Knowledge sharing weeks goes Web2.0

CIAT’s Knowledge Sharing Week (KSW09) started today here in Cali, Colombia. This is one of the Center’s most important annual events, gathering scientists from Africa, Asia, and Central America, and providing a unique opportunity to exchange and discuss experiences with colleagues at headquarters. Taking advantage of web 2.0 technologies, KSW09 will offer interactive coverage including…

Social Bookmarking: storm-a-brewing (#6 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

When I was in university, I had an ingenious way of bookmarking important facts/points from articles: 3×5 inch white, lined cards! I would use one side to write out a key point and the reverse side for a citation of the relevant book or journal article. What can I say… it was the 90’s! My…