On January 22, Peter Ballantyne, president of IAALD will host a session exploring the future of libraries.

Libraries and library-like services have powered agricultural information and knowledge sharing for decades. In a ‘googling’ world, however, where information and knowledge sharing are often seen as a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ skillset, how are they still relevant and what can they do for us?

This round table will explore how libraries are combining ‘collecting’ and ‘connecting’ roles, ensuring that agricultural knowledge is on virtual shelves where we can all gain access to it, and enabling easy harvesting and communication so it can be put to use in the village, on the ground, in the lab, or across the negotiating table.

This session complements our AAA thinking..

Check the Knowledge ShareFair agenda to find other interesting sessions among the over 100 scheduled for the 3 days of the Fair