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Mobile information literacy training

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:46
Twelve ICT officers from Kenyan public libraries will attend mobile information literacy training organized by EIFL and Kenya National Library Service (KNLS). The ICT officers are responsible for managing and maintaining digital technology in KNLS libraries. They also train other KNLS staff members and library users in the use of digital technology.

Developing library leadership in Kenya

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:43
Thirty Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) staff members (public librarians and administrators) will take part in a workshop on leadership and creative use of library spaces. The group includes 17 trainers selected from KNLS libraries who are taking part in an  EIFL-KNLS initiative to strengthen continued professional development of public librarians in Kenya .

Zambia public librarians’ training

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:25
Twenty-four public librarians from 12 public libraries in Zambia will attend internet searching, e-resources and new service development training organized by EIFL and the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ).

eLibrary Myanmar project workshops

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:33
EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project Capacity Building Manager Ruth Bird will facilitate three workshops in Yangon for directors of project partner libraries. The workshops follow work undertaken in 2017, dealing with collections and library management.  The workshops will include reviews of newly-developed collection management procedures and policies, and of the organizational structure and responsibilities of library staff.

FOSTER project General Assembly

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:33
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will participate in the FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) project General Assembly and Advisory Board meeting.   The General Assembly is attended by representatives of all 11 FOSTER partner organizations. EIFL is a partner in the FOSTER project and is responsible for coordinating all training activities for the project.  

Wikimedia and Open Science

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:27
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will give presentations at Wikimedia and Open Science , which is an event linked to the Wikimedia Hackathon 2018 .

Making CMOs work for libraries

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:23
EIFL highlighted principles and key issues that matter for libraries in written comments on a Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) being developed by WIPO. CMOs are organizations that manage rights on behalf of authors, performing artists, producers and other rightsowners. The type of CMO with which a library typically has the most dealings is a Reproduction Rights Organization (known as an RRO) that grants licences for the making of copies (photocopying and/or digital copies).

WIPO CMO consultation meeting

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:54
EIFL will attend a consultation meeting organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to answer questions and address comments from member states and observer organizations (such as EIFL) on a draft Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs).

Launch of the Open Science Training Handbook

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:02
The FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) project has released its Open Science Training Handbook for Open Science instructors and trainers.

Roadmap for implementing open science training

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:14
The FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) project has released a policy briefing that outlines practical steps that research institutions can take to support the transition to Open Science and the take up of Open Science practices.

Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:35
EIFL Director Rima Kupryte and EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project coordinator for Yangon Myat Sann Nyein will present a paper at the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL XVII). The Theme of CONSAL XVII is ‘Next Generation Libraries: Collaborate and Connect’. The EIFL presentation takes place during a session on Transforming Libraries on 3 May at 15:30. The paper discusses the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project , its benefits and impact on higher education libraries in Myanmar.

New era for copyright in Kyrgyzstan

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:49
In March 2017, the law on copyright and related rights of the Kyrgyz Republic was amended to include important changes for the benefit of libraries, educational institutions and persons with print disabilities. There are also new provisions safeguarding access to works created through public funds. EIFL warmly welcomes the changes that, taken together, herald a new law that is people-centred, pragmatic and puts education and development at the centre of copyright law and policy.

WIPO Marrakesh National Seminar

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 14:13
Teresa Hackett, EIFL’s Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will present a paper at a national seminar on the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities. The WIPO National Seminar and Consultations with the IP Office of Kyrgyzstan takes place on 23-24 April 2018 to coincide with World Book and Copyright Day.

UKSG Annual Conference

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:41
Romy Beard, Manager of the EIFL-Licensing Programme, will be attending the UKSG 41st Annual Conference and Exhibition. Find out more about the event here .

UKSG Annual Conference

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:41
Romy Beard, Manager of the EIFL-Licensing Programme, will be attending the UKSG 41st Annual Conference and Exhibition. Find out more about the event here .

Uganda Learning Circles workshop

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:07
Twenty-five librarians from 15 Ugandan public and community libraries will attend training that will build their skills to facilitate Learning Circles in their libraries. Learning Circles are lightly-facilitated study groups for people who want to take free online courses together and who want to meet other learners in person.

Uganda Learning Circles workshop

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:07
Twenty-five librarians from 15 Ugandan public and community libraries will attend training that will build their skills to facilitate Learning Circles in their libraries. Learning Circles are lightly-facilitated study groups for people who want to take free online courses together and who want to meet other learners in person.

Defend text and data mining in Europe

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:39
European legislators should defend Europe’s ability to generate opportunities using the power of data analysis, not drive researchers to other parts of the world that have more supportive legal frameworks. That’s the strong message in an open letter sent to members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee by 28 organizations, including EIFL, from the public and private sectors representing universities and research organizations, journalists, large technology companies and start-ups, as well as libraries.

Defend text and data mining in Europe

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:39
European legislators should defend Europe’s ability to generate opportunities using the power of data analysis, not drive researchers to other parts of the world that have more supportive legal frameworks. That’s the strong message in an open letter sent to members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee by 28 organizations, including EIFL, from the public and private sectors representing universities and research organizations, journalists, large technology companies and start-ups, as well as libraries.

Librarian leadership training in Yangon

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 15:06
EIFL eLibrary Myanmar local project coordinator for Yangon Myat Sann Nyein will conduct training on Leadership and Change in Libraries for librarians from 11 project partner universities: The training will build capacity of the librarians to solve problems that may arise from changes in their  libraries. The training will also develop the librarians’ ability to innovate and to take the lead in implementing action plans.