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Archive for November, 2010

No travel required… really?

Yesterday, as I boarded a flight to begin my 12th duty travel of the year, a thought crossed my mind… Do we do enough to limit our travels? Do we use the tools, the technologies in our hands, to reduce the number of travels we ourselves do but still allow knowledge to travel? Do we really…

“Sharing knowledge and connecting researchers is what we do”: Mendeley and the CGIAR what a good match!

According to the Mendeley blog,  “Sharing knowledge and connecting researchers is what we do” — and this is exactly what we at the CGIAR ICT-KM Program do too! What a good match! We were, therefore, very happy to see one of our very own CGIAR staff featured recently on the Mendeley blog for her work on supporting knowledge sharing…

Over the rainbow: Seminar on “Beyond the scientific article – making your research social”

” Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high, There’s a land that I heard of, Once in a lullaby.” While scientific articles have been and still are the ‘rainbow’ for research and researchers, new and exciting approaches to research communication (such as social media tools) are helping us to find our way over the rainbow, reaching higher, to new…

CGIAR IT Managers Meeting 2010 – The Way Ahead

The CGIAR Information Technology Managers have been working together for many years now to provide a common set of IT services to meet multiple needs while exploring ways of working together. The members of this active community recently came together on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for their…

Time to change: learn tools for more effective research output sharing (Register now for Mendeley webinar Nov 24th)

“It’s time to change the way we do research” -are you ready? do you know how? Register now for an interesting webinar! One way to change the way we do research is to improve the way in which we create, collaborate and communicate. We need to find ways to make our research data, information and…

Share Fairs: Making Knowledge Travel

Share Fairs, like the recently concluded AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are about making our knowledge travel. At the ICT-KM Program, we believe that good communication and knowledge sharing practices are vital to the way we operate to ensure the research we carry out, the outputs we generate, ‘travel’ to those…

A moving story-Putting the film in context

During the African Agricultural GIS Week (AAGW10), a compelling story emerged. On Day 2 of AAGW10 each of the CGIAR Centre representatives to the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) were given time to present. They were asked to tell their top three stories of what their centres have been doing, sell themselves/their units and share…

Helping us learn: Participants give feedback on Day 0

Day ‘Oh now I know how to…‘ (Day 0)- the learning and training day of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 18th October 2010, is now over and done, but we hope the learning that started there isn’t. And while we hope that the participants are learning, experiencing, using and…