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OpenAIRE National Workshop in Romania

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 18:46
Iryna Kuchma,  EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will speak at the national workshop on Implementing Open Access and Open Science in Romania. The one-day event is organized by the European Union-funded OpenAIRE project, in which EIFL is a partner. Kuchma will speak about how OpenAIRE helps achieve open access and open science, and discuss OpenAIRE tools and their usefulness in the field of research.  

Qatar National Library hosts EIFL General Assembly

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:06
Qatar National Library is to host the 2018 EIFL General Assembly (GA) - our major annual knowledge sharing event - which takes place from November 6 to 8. Qatar National Library, in Doha, is the newest national library building in the world.

2018 EIFL General Assembly

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:17
Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Doha in Qatar for the 2018 EIFL General Assembly (GA), EIFL’s major knowledge-sharing event of the year. This year’s GA is hosted by Qatar National Library. During the three-day event, representatives of EIFL partner consortia will share their achievements, challenges and hear updates from EIFL programme managers on developments in their specialist areas.

National Open Science Days, Serbia

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:35
Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, will speak at the two-day National Open Science Days conference. Franck’s input, on 18 October, will be about the OpenAIRE Advance project and the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) as a European Infrastructure Supporting Open Science.

Riding the wave of change

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:31
In August, 15 young African public librarians travelled to Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia) to take part in an intensive learning, knowledge-sharing and networking experience organized by EIFL and partners. The 15 were participants in the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI) . After their journey, we asked them to reflect on the experience, and how they might apply what they learnt in their libraries back home.

Open Access Week 2018

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:40
EIFL and partners in the OpenAIRE and FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) projects are celebrating Open Access Week 2018 (22-28 October) with a programme that includes tutorials and webinars on open science, open access and open data.

ICOLC Meeting

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:48
Rima Kupryte, Director of EIFL , will attend the ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) meeting. This is an international event that brings together library consortia from around the world. It will be hosted by Jisc Collections, a service that negotiates and licenses e-resources with vendors on behalf of all UK higher education and research institutions.  

Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 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 :

Myanmar law faculty staff training

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:41
Ruth Bird, EIFL eLibrary Myanmar projec t Capacity Building Manager, will train law faculty staff at two universities in Yangon, Myanmar, on legal research and how to make the best use of the legal e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project.

Appraising the WIPO Broadcast Treaty

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 15:12
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will take part in a seminar on the proposed WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Broadcast Treaty.

EIFL endorses global treaty on education

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:26
At the Fifth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest , EIFL endorsed the need for a global treaty in support of the right to education.

Sign up! Volunteer to tag for OA Tracking Project

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:10
The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), a collaborative, crowdsourced project which captures and shares information about open access (OA), is calling for volunteer taggers to help tag OA information from across the world. OA is a widening and fast-moving field, and the OATP is the most comprehensive global source of information, news, discussion and opinion about OA. The OATP organizes information by tag or subtopic for easy searching and sharing, preserves it in a database and shares it through feeds and real-time alerts.

Public library training in the news in Namibia

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 14:08
Article title: Public libraries target 100% access to ICT by 2022 Publication/media outlet: New Era (Namibia) Date published: 24 September 2018 EIFL project/programme : EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Language of article: English

Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 19:39
Are you keen to learn how to be an open science trainer, or to improve your open science training skills? EIFL, the European Union-funded FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training in Europe) project and Riga Technical University (RTU) are inviting early career researchers, research support staff and other stakeholders in Europe to apply to attend an intensive one-day open science training bootcamp in Riga on 1 November 2018.

Apply now! FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 18:47
EIFL, the FOSTER project and Riga Technical University (RTU) in Latvia are inviting early career researchers, research support staff and others who are currently conducting open science training in Europe, or are keen to do so, to apply to attend an intensive open science trainer bootcamp.

E-resources training in Namibia

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:42
Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend a three-day workshop on e-resources and internet search skills organized by EIFL and the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS). The training will take place at the National Library of Namibia in Windhoek. The trainers are Raymond Chepkwony from Kenya National Library Service / Nairobi Area Public Library in Kenya and EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Capacity Building Manager Susan Schnuer.

Namibia public librarians’ training

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:34
Seventeen public librarians from Namibia will attend a two-day training-of-trainers workshop organized by EIFL and the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS). The training will take place at the National Library of Namibia in Windhoek, and will be conducted by EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Capacity Building Manager Susan Schnuer. The 17 trainees will train other public librarians in the NLAS network of 65 public libraries in skills and topics covered by the EIFL training.

Equalizing relations between CMOs and libraries

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:12
EIFL teamed up with IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and ICA (International Council on Archives) to submit additional comments to WIPO on the updated draft Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) .

New film stresses need for open access publishing

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:20
EIFL is happy to have contributed to the newly-released film, ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’, which documents the hidden costs of academic publishing and stresses the need for open access to research and science. The global premiere of the film took place at the Landmark Theatre in Washington, DC, on 5 September 2018. Further screenings are scheduled at over 120 universities and institutions around the world.

EIFL programme manager receives IFLA Medal

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:14
The International Federation of Library and Information Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has awarded Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager,  the prestigious IFLA Medal in recognition of her distinguished contribution to IFLA and international librarianship, particularly in the field of copyright and for her commitment to enabling equal access to information.