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EIFL looks forward to an exciting 2019 at WIPO

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:24
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, attended the 37th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the global body that sets international copyright law and policy, that took place in Geneva from 26 - 30 November 2018.

Giant leap forward for Marrakesh Treaty in 2018

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:48
Access to knowledge for millions of people around the world who are blind or otherwise print disabled took a giant leap forward in 2018 with 42 more countries joining or taking steps to join the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities. The upsurge in ratifications in 2018 brings the total number of countries worldwide that have joined the Marrakesh Treaty since its adoption in 2013 to 73.

Release of the FOSTER Open Science courses

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:29
The European Union-funded FOSTER project has launched 10 free online courses for early career researchers covering key topics of open science, and is awarding ‘open badges’ which recognize the skills and knowledge of learners who complete the courses. The courses answer common questions about putting open science into practice, and include practical tips on getting started with open science as well as information on discipline-specific tools and resources.

Namibia public librarians’ training

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:36
Five public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended e-resources and internet search training organized by EIFL and the Namibia Library and Archives service (NLAS) will pass on their skills to 17 public librarians from NLAS libraries.

EIFL renews agreement for IMECHE journals

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:16
Institutions in 18 EIFL partner countries are eligible to subscribe to the 18-journal collection of titles by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for free or at discounted rates. The IMechE Journals collection, published by SAGE Publishing and available online on the SAGE Journals platform, includes the 16-part Proceedings of the IMechE, as well as The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design and the International Journal of Engine Research.

Open Science Trainer Bootcamp, Debrecen

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:53
T wenty-eight librarians from 17 universities and research organizations in Hungary and Slovakia will attend the FOSTER and HUNOR (Hungarian Open Repositories consortium) Open Science Trainer Bootcamp at the University of Debrecen in Hungary. EIFL Open Access (OA) Programme Manager , Iryna Kuchma, EIFL-OA Coordinator, Gwen Franck, and Melanie Imming of Imming Impact will lead the training.

Building OA repository networks in Africa

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:50
Library and regional and national Research and Education Network (REN) stakeholders from 17 African countries have held the first in a series of meetings to explore how open access (OA) repositories can better engage with RENs to break down institutional silos, add value to repositories, and support the growth of open science in the region.

OpenAIRE General Assembly

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:04
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, will take part in the OpenAIRE-Advance General Assembly, which takes place at the University of Debrecen in Hungary. The General Assembly is an internal event for partners. EIFL is a partner in the OpenAIRE project, leading a task force on open access, open data, research data management and open science training. Read more here .

EIFL looks forward to an exciting 2019 at WIPO

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:32
The WIPO action plan for 2019 presents great opportunities to bring the debates in Geneva on copyright and libraries to the regions, and to consider international solutions to the challenges faced by libraries, archives, museums and education. Read our blog on what 2019 has in store for libraries and other sectors, and a round-up of what happened at the last session in 2018 of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/37) that met in Geneva on 26-30 November 2018.

‘Overwhelming’ results of EIFL’s Zambia training

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:44
EIFL has completed a 12-month intensive training programme for public librarians in Zambia, organized in partnership with the Library and Information Association of Zambia. The training was designed to equip public librarians with skills that will enable them to initiate new public library services that use technology to meet community needs. Trainees were selected from public libraries that have computers and the internet for public use. In all, 30 public librarians from 12 libraries attended the training.

Next Library Festival 2019

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:36
Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Manager, and Edvaldas Baltrunas, EIFL-PLIP Coordinator, will participate in the Next Library Festival 2019 , which takes place in Aarhus’s award-winning Dokk1 library building.

Help children in Ghana pass exams!

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:28
We’ve chosen the Hands-on computers for 1,800 Ghana children project for our year-end fundraising campaign. Here’s why –              

EIFL renews agreement with Taylor & Francis

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:41
EIFL and Taylor & Francis have renewed their agreement for discounted access to the Taylor & Journals collection until December 2020. The Taylor & Francis Journals collection in Social Sciences & Humanities and Science & Technology now includes over 2,000 titles. Through this agreement libraries and consortia in 21 EIFL partner countries are eligible for discounted access to the collection:

Webinar: Authentication and remote access to e-resources

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 18:48
In this webinar hosted by the EIFL Licensing Programme , Simon Inger from Renew Publishing Consultants will be talking about authentication and remote access for accessing e-resources. Simon will explain what remote access is, and go over different ways to set up remote access for your library's users, such as referring URL if your university has its own intranet, or via a third party commercial company. He will discuss different commercial products on offer and their advantages and disadvantages.

General Assembly 2018

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:32
More than 80 people attended the 2018 EIFL General Assembly in Doha, Qatar, from 6 - 8 November. The event was hosted by Qatar National Library and took place in Qatar National Library, which is the newest national library building in the world. Over three days participants took part in lively interactive sessions with expert guest speakers, collaborated and built links with one another, identified the most pressing needs in their consortia, and shared ideas about how to address these needs.

3rd AfLIA Conference & 5th African Library Summit

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:13
EIFL is to present a paper at the 3rd AfLIA Conference and 5th African Library Summit, which brings together library leadership and librarians, government officials and other information professionals and stakeholders from across Africa. The conference and summit are organized and hosted by the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA). The 2019 theme is ‘African Libraries Creating the Africa We Want and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.

EIFL General Assembly in the news in Qatar

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:55
Article title:  International meet on access to information concludes at QNL Publication /media outlet:  The Peninsula Date published:   12 November 2018 EIFL project/programme:   EIFL General Assembly Language of article:   English

Strengthening OA repositories in Africa

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:15
EIFL is co-organizing a workshop that aims to develop a cohesive strategy for strengthening open access (OA) repositories in Africa. The two-day workshop is the first in a series of meetings on OA repositories in Africa. It is co-organized in partnership with COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network).

Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:06
We are delighted to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open. The award is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives in their communities by addressing any of the following issues, which are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development :

Public librarians’ training in Kenya

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:08
Twenty public librarians selected to be trainers within the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) network will attend a two-day workshop on community needs assessment and library service performance and outcomes evaluation organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP).