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FORCE2021 Conference

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 17:53
The FORCE11 annual conference - FORCE 2021 - brings together researchers, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, informaticians, funders, educators, citizens, and others for an open discussion about changing the ways scholarly and scientific information is communicated, shared and used.  The theme this year is ‘FORCE2021: Joining Forces to Advance the Future of Research Communications’. Iryna Kuchma , EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is on the organizing committee of FORCE2021 and will participate in the conference.

Open Access Week 2021

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 17:42
International Open Access Week 2021 (OA Week 2021) takes place from 25 - 31 October, and EIFL will be celebrating with libraries and researchers in our partner countries.

Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 11:37
The new EIFL Public Library Innovation Award call – for public libraries supporting education recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic – is now open for applications. 

UNESCO Open Science Partnership

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 17:31
EIFL will take part in a meeting of the UNESCO Open Science Partnership to discuss next steps in promotion and implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science after it is adopted by UNESCO Member States in November 2021. Consensus on a draft text of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science was reached during an intergovernmental meeting of experts in May 2021. 

EIFL-PLIP T-break on library services for special groups

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 16:32
Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, 'Public Library Services for Special Groups'.

EIFL welcomes WTO decision on TRIPS waiver request

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 11:52
EIFL welcomes the decision by members of the World Trade Organization​​ (WTO ) to extend until 1 July 2034 the deadline for least developed countries (LDCs) to protect intellectual property under the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Although stopping short of the full LDC request, WTO members reached consensus on a 13-year extension of the current transition period, which expired on 1 July 2021.

14th Libraries’ Meeting, Colombia

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 17:49
Ugne Lipeikaite , EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme  Impact Manager will give a presentation at the 14th Public Libraries’ Meeting, organized by the Medellín Public Library System and  Pilot Public Library in Colombia.

Revised Digital Research Literacy Training Outline

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 14:00
We have published a revised version of the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The outline has been updated after a series of 12 webinars for academic (university and research) librarians who train, or plan to provide digital research literacy training, for students and researchers. 

COAR Asia OA 2021 Meeting

Thu, 08/12/2021 - 16:58
EIFL and EIFL partners in Asia will participate in the 6th meeting of COAR Asia OA to discuss the latest trends in open access and open scholarship, with updates from the open scholarship community in Asia.  The meeting is hosted by the Singapore Alliance of University Libraries' (SAUL) Research Services Task Force (RSTF) in collaboration with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).

OA and RDM training at Arsi University

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 13:58
PhD students and librarians at Arsi University in Ethiopia will participate in Research Data Management and open access publishing training organized by EIFL’s partner library consortium, the Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) , and Addis Ababa University (AAU) Library. Training topics for the librarians will include data librarianship and how libraries can support open access publishing. 

Institutional repository training

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 13:49
EIFL’s partner consortium, the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) , is organizing training for institutional repository managers from five universities - Alupe University College, Amref International University, Chuka University, Laikipia University and University of Kabianga.

WTO Public Forum 2021

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 17:14
This year's WTO Public Forum , titled ‘Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience’, will look at the effects of the pandemic on trade and how the multilateral trading system can help build resilience to COVID-19 and future crises. The Public Forum has three sub-themes: Enhancing Resilience beyond COVID-19, Strengthening the Multilateral Trading System, and Collective Action towards Sustainable Trade.

FSCI 2021

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:14
Iryna Kuchma , EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in the Force 11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) 2021 , which brings together researchers, scholars, librarians, publishers, funders and research administrators to explore new developments in open science, knowledge creation and communication. FSCI 2021 is co-hosted by the UCLA Library and Force 11.

OA policy forum at Chuka University, Kenya

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:02
EIFL’s partner consortium, the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) , is organizing an Open Access Policy Formulation, Adoption and Implementation Forum at Chuka University in Kenya. 

OA and RDM training at Arba Minch University

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 13:24
PhD students and librarians at Arba Minch University (AMU) in Ethiopia, will participate in Research Data Management and open access publishing training organized by EIFL’s partner library consortium, the Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) , Addis Ababa University (AAU) Library and Arba Minch University (AMU). Training topics for the librarians will include data librarianship and how libraries can support open access publishing. 

OA policy forum at Laikipia University, Kenya

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 14:43
EIFL’s partner consortium, the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) , is organizing an Open Access Policy Formulation, Adoption and Implementation Forum at Laikipia University in Kenya. 

EIFL-PLIP T-break on new services during Covid-19 pandemic

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 12:20
Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, 'Public Library Innovations during the COVID 19 Pandemic'.

CUUL Open Science Symposium

Sun, 07/18/2021 - 11:58
EIFL’s partner in Uganda, the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) , has organized a two-day symposium on open science for librarians, students, data users and researchers from Ugandan universities and research institutions. The symposium aims to foster awareness about open science, to build support for the adoption of open research practices, and to generate recommendations for implementing open science.

OA training for PhD students at four AAU colleges

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 20:15
EIFL’s partner library consortium, the  Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) , Addis Ababa University (AAU) Library and AAU Graduate Programs will train postgraduate students from the College of Social Sciences, the College of Education and Behavioural Studies, the College of Law and Governance, and the College of Humanities, Language Studies, Journalism and Communications on the topic ‘Research Data Management and Open Access Publishing’. 

AAU RDM and OA publishing training for PhD students

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 18:50
EIFL’s partner library consortium, the  Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) , Addis Ababa University (AAU) Library and AAU Graduate Programs will train postgraduate students from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture on the topic, Research Data Management and Open Access Publishing.