Strand 6: international engagement
The challenges in developing information skills and competences are not confined to the UK, and there are no doubt lessons to be learned from experience overseas. RIDLs will therefore make a sustained effort during the term of its programme to establish viable international links. In the first instance, it will create and maintain a database of contacts outside the UK (particularly in the European Union) with which RIDLs can engage, with a view to exchanging information, developing joint initiatives and identifying partners for possible funding bids and projects. RIDLs will also look for opportunities to advise like-minded bodies and individuals outside the UK on the creation and/or development of collective initiatives similar to the Coalition.
Ultimately, RIDLS would like to see the development of an informal networl of players in a range of countries outside the UK, with a capacity, for instance, for jointly formulating ideas or exploiting international funding opportunities.
27 June 2012