ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Open access

Open agricultural knowledge: On MOOCs, mobiles, innovation, outcomes, theories of change

Last week I attended an Open Knowledge for Agricultural Development Convening organized by Michigan State University (MSU), OER Africa, and The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). The aim was to explore ways to “accelerate agricultural development through open knowledge practices”; we discussed innovations in open learning from the AgShare project, as … Continue reading

ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Open access / Presentation

Using open knowledge and innovation to support program learning at ILRI

This week in Addis Ababa, the The USAID-funded TOPS Program held a Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Network Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting to bring together food security and nutrition grantees, donors, and researchers for peer learning, knowledge sharing, and networking (see event program and details). On the afternoon of the first day, Peter Ballantyne  (Head … Continue reading

cgspace / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Open access

From mahider to CGSpace: Moving our research outputs to open repositories

In late 2009, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) began work on an institutional repository using Dspace software.  Under the name ‘mahider’ (http://mahider.ilri.org), we intended this repository to be a complete index of all ILRI research products/outputs; with ‘full’ content as often as possible (we struggle to get full versions of articles and other products … Continue reading

e-resources / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Open access

Publishing and sharing ‘open’ journal articles in ILRI

In line with ILRI’s strategy on publishing, we aim to make as many of our ILRI research products as possible open for our partners and others to access. Our dspace repository (Mahider) contains a full index (we hope) to recent outputs as well as the full ‘text’s of reports, documents and the like … See … Continue reading

ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Open access

ILRI research travelling further than ever

In this video, Bruce Scott, Director of Partnerships and Communications (P&C) at ILRI introduces the aims and objectives of the annual P&C retreat held in Addis Ababa in January 2011: Looking back on the past year, setting priorities for the coming year. The key issue was how we ensure that the outputs of ILRI research … Continue reading

ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Open access

ILRI adopts Creative Commons license for its research outputs

At its meeting last week, the Management Committee of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) adopted a proposal for the institute to use an ‘open’ license for its published outputs. The aim is to encourage maximum uptake and re-use of ILRI’s research. Under this proposal, ILRI retains copyright over each output. It also explicitly encourages … Continue reading