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Jaron Porciello on developments at the TEEAL Project
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Speaking at the recent IAALD Africa conference, TEEAL Project Director Jaron Porciello explains the new pricing policy for TEEAL. The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library - TEEAL - is a full-text digital library of 149 agricultural journals made available at low cost to universities, agricultural research organizations and government ministries in eligible low-income countries. She also outlines a CTA-supported initiative to make TEEAL available to institutions in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Sophie Treinen on VERCON and mobile devices
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Montellier, 27April 2010. Sophie Treinen works in the Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension team at FAO. She has been managing VERCON, a holistic programme which focus on the relationship between Research and Extension. Sophie talks about how they would like to integrate the use of mobile devices. See more at www.iaald.com
Edgardo Herbosa on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Opening access to CGIAR knowledge
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Speaking at the RIBDA 2009 meeting in Lima, CIAT's Edith Hesse explains why open access is important to the CGIAR, and some concrete steps that can be taken to ensure that research outputs are available and accessible.
Organic Edunet: Opening access to organic agriculture and agroecology
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Nikos Palavitsinis (GRNET) explains the how Organis Edunet is trying to open access to multilingual, high quality content on organic agriculture and agroecology.See more at www.iaald.org
Rethinking the way we look at agricultural research
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Mark Holderness (GFAR) was one of the five keynote speakers in the opening session at the IAALD 2010 Congress. He stresses the need for rethinking the way we look at agricultural research and the role of agricultural information. How can these made accessible, available and relevant to the needs of farmers? In this, information professionals have a critical role.
Bibliotecas y acceso a la información es central para Forestal
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Hablando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Vanda Ferreira Dos Santos, responsable del el centro de información forestal de la FAO, reflexiona sobre el reciente Congreso Mundial Forestal donde, por vez primera, la información forestal fue una de los temas relevantes de discusión.
Ajit Maru on ICM at GFAR
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Ajit Maru of GFAR introduces the Information and Communications Management (ICM) for Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) ICM4ARD) Global Partnership Project.See www.egfar.org Interview by Peter Ballantyne
ILRI InfoCentre – Helping livestock information to travel
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Richard Fulss, Information Manager at the International Livestock Research Institute reflects on the activities of the Infocentre. He cites the main opportunity/challenge as being to ensure that ILRI’s information and knowledge travel as much as they could while also linking up with other global knowledge bases on livestock science. More on information management at ILRI. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Technological changes will enable greater accessibility
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Fedro Zazueta from the University of Florida reflects on incremental technological developments and their role in enhancing information accessibility.

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