Thursday, 11 June 2009

Euforic, Climate Change and Information Management

On Wednesday June 10 the AGM of Euforic took place in Copenhagen, kindly hosted by NIAS. The morning was dedicated to the business meeting. As so often unfortunately this meeting was not attended by very much members, a pity because it is so important to have members really involved in what is going on in a joint organization such as Euforic (or Dgroups for example). But anyhow all plans were approved and a nice discussion about future plans took place. For the latter there was no time to ‘finish’ it and it was agreed to continue the discussion on line. So all members that were not able to come to Copenhagen can still join this discussion!

The afternoon session was quite interesting. A couple of members presented their activities around the issue of Climate Change. More information about these presentations can be found in Euforic’s blogpost. Unfortunately there was hardly time to discuss the presentations and talk about experiences and activities which were not presented. But anyhow it is amazing to see and hear how much is being done and therefore how many opportunities there are to join efforts and make our work more effective. In that sense Euforic could do a lot in actively ‘linking’ members when they feel possible collaboration between members (or other organizations they come across) could be fruitful.

Today, the Workshop of the EADI Information Management Working Group started. The main topic to be discussed, in a Open Space session is “What are the issues, ideas, possibilities, opportunities etc. around communicating affectively in global research consortia and networks”.
The intention is to make it possible too follow what is happening in this workshop on-line. Therefore we started with some short explanations on how to Twitter, blog and blipping (post videos on Interested people who could not attend this workshop can find all the new postings looking for the tag #IMWG2009.

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