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XIII IAALD World Congress Roundup

Montpellier at the end of April was abuzz with eager participants heading to the XIII IAALD World Congress. One of the event’s attractions was a side session on Web 2.0 and Social Media for research uptake, which was facilitated by the ICT-KM Program’s Antonella Pastore, and Pier Andrea Pirani of Euforic Services. Designed to help…

Simple ingredients for tasty recipes: how four CGIAR Centers are implementing the CIARD Web 2.0 and social media pathways

The IAALD 2010 World Congress in Montpellier was my first ‘on the road’ assignment with the ICT-KM team. After the session Antonella and I ran during the CIARD marketplace, we wanted to take the opportunity to meet colleagues and friends from the different CGIAR centers to hear first-hand the stories behind the examples we find…

Social media for information specialists: an open space at XIII IAALD World Congress

Social media can play an important role in enhancing information management for agriculture and rural development. This was confirmed when over 30 information managers participating in the XIII IAALD World Congress stayed behind after the official closing session to share questions and experiences about how to make the most of tools such as social bookmarking,…

Not working or networking?

We’ve been advocates of social media for a long time. So it was encouraging to see the Special Report on social media from the Economist, which extols the benefits of social networking technologies that are “the beginning of an exciting new era of global interconnectedness that will spread ideas and innovations around the world faster…

Mendeley webinar reveals intuitive, easy-to-use tool for online reference management

Last week, over 30 CGIAR staff from CIAT, ICARDA, IFPRI, IRRI, IWMI and the WorldFish Center based in locations all over the world were given the opportunity to learn about  the much talked-about online reference management application, Mendeley in a webinar conducted by Mendeley Director, Jan Reichelt, with input from IFPRI user experiences. Participants were introduced to both Mendeley Web and…