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1 Information Dissemination Using the Internet as a Tool to Disseminate Information

2 Modes of Information Dissemination Print Brochures Publications (Reports, Newsletters, Briefs) Newspapers Magazines Meetings/Conferences Radio Television Internet Websites

3 Why Use the Internet? Inexpensive Fast, efficient Easy to update Readily available Wide audience Target audience Easily accessible for users

4 Methods of Disseminating Information Via the Internet Listservs Dissemination Tools Electronic News Alerts Dissemination Websites

5 Listservs Effective way to reach target audience Require access only (except in some cases for registration) Cost-efficient Accessible

6 Examples of Listservs COMMUNITY-HEALTH-L (Management Sciences for Health) DemoNetAsia Development Forum (World Bank) H-DEMOG (Michigan State University and National Endowment for the Humanities, US) Interagency Gender Working Group (Population Reference Bureau) Population (Audubon Population and Habitat Program) PROCAARE: Program for the Collaboration Against AIDS and Related Epidemics (Harvard AIDS Institute) Repronet-L (JHPIEGO Corporation)

7 Development Forum (World Bank) Electronic forum for dialogue and knowledge sharing within development community Emphasis is on learning from stakeholders in developing countries Ongoing series of development dialogues that vary in content, format, and duration Each usually focused on a particular subject and limited in duration Accessible via web and Open to public

8 Development Forum (World Bank)

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10 Dissemination Tools Electronic News Alerts Dissemination Websites Reach a wider audience More permanent Examples id21 InfoShare

11 Population and Health InfoShare Electronic library of material from partner organizations Platform for sharing information on reproductive and child health, HIV/AIDS, and population Partner organizations present study results, reports, presentations, and other materials

12 InfoShare Homepage

13 InfoShare Features Web pages about the organization document distribution Data on use of the material Material listed in InfoShare updates

14 Web Page About Organization

15 Distribution & Updates Data on Use of the Material

16 Membership Free Complete registration form Organizations with science-based research, policy, or program findings relevant to less developed countries

17 Registration

18 Contributing Material Add new documents Manage documents View usage statistics Edit account information and website profile

19 Review Listservs Dissemination Tools Electronic News Alerts Dissemination Websites


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