Emerging Priorities for Scientific & Agricultural Information
IAALD World Congress 2013 at Cornell University is an opportunity for participants to explore, share, and discuss emerging priorities in discovery and access systems, content-management tools, and institutional or individual collaborations, in a content-rich era that is shaped by open-source technology, user-driven content, and partnerships,
The three-day Congress will feature contributed paper discussions, panels with leading experts, and interactive workshops with plenty of time for networking with colleagues.
Join librarians, IT professionals, and researchers from agricultural and related fields from across to discuss a broad, dynamic array of issues, such as: Capacity building, Collaboration and partnerships, Collection development, Data curation/management, Digital libraries and repositories, Discovery & access systems, Distance learning, Electronic resources, Emerging technologies, Fundraising/development, Hot topics, Information literacy, Information Management, Information Access, Innovation, Intellectual property & copyright, Leadership & management, Metadata & cataloging, Mobile technologies, Open source technology, Outreach/engagement, Professional/staff development, Scholarly communication, Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Special collections, Teaching & learning, Technology, and User driven content.
IAALD's mission is to enable our members to create, capture, access and disseminate information to achieve a more productive and sustainable use of the world's land, water, and renewable natural resources. To further this mission: IAALD connects agricultural information specialists worldwide, providing platforms and spaces for information dissemination, exchange and knowledge sharing; IAALD convenes agricultural information specialists worldwide, organising meetings and catalyzing dialogue among all agricultural information stakeholders; IAALD communicates and advocates the value of knowledge and information to its members and others, improving the status and practice of agricultural information management and dissemination; IAALD collaborates with members and other partner organisations, facilitating and catalyzing educational and other opportunities across agricultural information communities.
IAALD World Congresses are held every three to five years. Some of our previous congresses have been held in Montpelier, France (2010); Toyko, Japan (2008); Lexington, Kentucky, USA (2005); and Dakar, Senegal (2000).
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