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New OA policies in Eastern African universities

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:35
Twelve universities in Eastern Africa have adopted open access (OA) policies requiring researchers to deposit their research in institutional OA repositories, subject to copyright permissions. The new policies will make the universities’ research output freely available online, ensuring that important research that is being conducted at universities in Eastern Africa reaches the global scientific community.

Action at WIPO!

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:02
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager participated in the 36th 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 from 28 May to 1 June 2018. During the busy week, EIFL engaged in discussions on libraries and archives, made interventions in plenary sessions, met with member state delegates and collaborated with NGO partners.

EIFL signs new agreement with Annual Reviews

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:18
EIFL has signed an agreement with Annual Reviews for access to their collection of 50 journals that include reviews of recent literature published in the biomedical/life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and economics.


Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:52
EIFL team members , Edvaldas Baltrunas, Teresa Hackett, Rima Kupryte, Ramune Petuchovaite and Susan Schnuer) will take participate in the 2018 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC 2018).

IFLA WLIC Satellite Meeting 2018

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:37
Richard Wanjohi, librarian at Kenya National Library Service / Meru Public Library, will present a paper on his library’s pioneering outreach services for children with special needs at an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC) 2018 satellite meeting . The title of the satellite meeting is ‘Inclusive Library Services for Children and Young Adults’.

Helping libraries to get meaningful numbers

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:36
EIFL has been working with public libraries in Africa since 2010, supporting introduction of new services that use computers and the internet. In the course of our work, we observed that public librarians were struggling to collect statistics about their new services. Statistics gathering was limited to basic library operations, like lending books and library membership numbers.

Managing references with Endnote

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:00
EIFL webinar: We’re inviting librarians, research administrators and managers from EIFL partner countries to take part in this hour-long webinar about the free reference management software, EndNote.

2017 EIFL Annual Report

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:09
We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2017 Annual Report, celebrating achievements of our programmes and projects during the year. Thank-you to everyone who worked with us in 2017.   READ NOW Read the online version of the report here . Download the low resolution PDF version of the Annual Report here .

WIPO action plan on libraries gets green light

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 08:30
EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager Teresa Hackett participated in the 36th meeting of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) which met from 28 May - 1 June 2018 in Geneva.

Discovering open access content

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:44
This webinar, hosted by the EIFL Licensing and Open Access programmes, is about helping library users to discover open access (OA) content and explore legal alternatives to paywalled access.

Ethiopia public librarians’ training

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 15:07
Twenty-two librarians from 11 public libraries in Addis Ababa are to attend computer and internet training, including word processing, email, social media communications and using Excel. Training takes place in two five-day workshops, from 16-20 April and 30 May to 4 June. The training is organized by EIFL in collaboration with Goethe Institut-Addis Abeba, and is part of EIFL’s broader capacity building programme for public librarians in Ethiopia .  

Research Output Management Training

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:02
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will give presentations and advice during a Research Output Management Training workshop for research and open access (OA) repository managers from four Palestinian universities taking part in the ROMOR Project.

Time for action: EIFL looks forward to SCCR/36

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:34
Teresa Hackett, EIFL’s Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will participate in the 36th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that takes place in Geneva from 28 May to 1 June 2018. For libraries the main focus of this session is discussion, and hopefully agreement, on an action plan on limitations and exceptions for the biennium 2018-2019 (member states were unable to reach agreement on an action plan at the last session in November 2017).

OpenAIRE National Event: Greece

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:47
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will run an interactive training session at the OpenAIRE National Event 2018 in Greece. The event builds open science and data management capacity of early career researchers in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). It is organized in collaboration with the FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Researchers) project.

EIFL support improves OA publishing in Serbia

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:54
Visibility of Serbian research has improved significantly as a result of an EIFL-supported project, according to results of a survey completed in January 2018.

ICT4D in Africa

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:42
EIFL is to present its work at 'ICT4D in Africa', an annual event that aims to encourage cooperation between the Lithuanian ICT sector and the technology sectors in African countries. The event is organized by ‘AfriKo’, Lithuania‘s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the ICT association INFOBALT.  The theme this year is involvement of ICT companies in development cooperation. EIFL’s presentation will feature the work of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme in Africa.  

Lesotho adopts the Marrakesh Treaty

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:39
On 30 April 2018 the Kingdom of Lesotho became the 37th country in the world and the ninth country in Africa to join the Marrakesh Treaty. The Treaty will enter into force in Lesotho on 30 July 2018. Speaking at the 39th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO on 1 November 2017, the Honourable Mokhele Moletsane, Minister of Education and Training in Lesotho, explained why his country would be joining the Treaty:

Seminar on Creative Commons Licences

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:27
EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will give a presentation on open licensing and Creative Commons at a seminar to be held at the University of Latvia Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences

EIFL extends agreement with Credo Reference

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:47
EIFL has signed a three-year renewal agreement with Credo Reference , an online reference database with authoritative content from over 700 e-book titles, covering major topics in the arts, humanities and sciences. The agreement, which runs until 2021, is available to library consortia and libraries in 37 EIFL partner countries. Among Credo Reference’s many special features are:

COAR Annual Meeting 2018

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:57
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will participate in the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Annual Meeting and pre-conference sessions . The meetings bring together representatives of research performing and research funding organizations, and people involved in repository development from across the world.