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Looking ahead: EIFL’s plans for open access

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:57
Open scholarship is growing in importance as a way of ensuring that there is global participation in research, improved quality and efficiency of education and science, and faster economic and social progress. Over the next two years, the EIFL Open Access Programme will support open scholarship by focusing on four key areas: open access policies, open science training for early career researchers, sustainable open access journals and repositories, and Open Educational Resources.

Partnership to train Ethiopia public librarians

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:20
EIFL is delighted to announce a partnership with Goethe-Institut Addis Abeba to build digital technology skills of public librarians in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The new partnership takes forward EIFL’s capacity building programme for public librarians in Ethiopia, in which EIFL is supporting modernization of 11 public libraries in Addis Ababa in partnership with the Addis Ababa Tourism Bureau.

11th RDA Plenary Meeting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:22
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will take part in the 11th RDA Plenary Meeting in Berlin, Germany.  The theme of the meeting is ‘From Data to Knowledge’.

Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:51
Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform. EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher Education Support Programme.

Kenya open access workshop

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:30
EIFL’s partner consortium in Kenya, the   Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) , in collaboration with EIFL, will host a one-day workshop on open access (OA) repositories and policy formulation for high level managers in government ministries, research agencies and institutions of higher education in Kenya.

Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:13
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will attend a meeting of the Standing Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities, as an observer.

European educators ask for a better copyright

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:14
EIFL joins 53 organizations representing teachers, students, vocational trainers, researchers, scientists, librarians, archivists and museum professionals calling on European legislators for a copyright framework that properly facilitates modern, innovative education in Europe.

Congratulations to six African scholarship winners

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:03
Congratulations to six young African public library innovators who have won scholarships to take part in the Third African Public Libraries Summit in Durban, South Africa. The summit will be attended by public library leadership and librarians, government officials and information stakeholders from across the African continent.

EIFL welcomes new head of Ghana Library Authority

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:50
Article title:  GhLA to use digital platforms to build robust reading society Publication/media outlet:  BusinessGhana Date published:  6 February 2018 EIFL project/programme:  EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Language of article:  English

Marrakesh gets green light in 30 more countries!

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:48
What a great start to 2018! January brought the good news that legislators in three diverse parts of the world have given the green light to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities. Once the legal instruments have been deposited at WIPO in Geneva, people in an additional 30 countries will be able to benefit from the landmark Treaty.

EIFL signs agreement with Éclat Engineering

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:22
EIFL has signed a three-year agreement with Éclat Engineering , a software solutions and services company based in India. The agreement covers two products: RemoteXs and MyLOFT.

EIFL responds to Irish Marrakesh consultation

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:26
In December 2017, the Irish government issued a public consultation on transposition into national law of European Union (EU) Directive 2017/1564 implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities. Irish transposition of the Directive could serve as a model not only for other EU member states, but also for EU candidate countries and potential candidates.

Zambia Public Librarians' Training

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:03
Twenty-four public librarians from 12 public libraries in Zambia will attend advanced computer literacy training organized by EIFL and the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ).

Learning opportunity for African public librarians

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:44
THIS CALL IS CLOSED /  EIFL is inviting African public librarians  aged under 35  to apply to take part in a two-year initiative that will connect them to inspiring public libraries in Asia and Africa.

Libraries: a trio of European court rulings

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:00
In recent years, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Europe’s highest court, has made three important rulings concerning digital library activities in Europe. The first of the three CJEU rulings took place in 2014, and originated in Germany in a case known as ‘TU Darmstadt’ (Case C-117/13). The ruling in TU Darmstadt is seen as a significant boost for European libraries to digitize works in their collections and to make them available in library reading rooms.

EIFL public library training initiative in Zambia

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:35
EIFL is delighted to announce a partnership with the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ) for a national initiative that will build digital technology and professional skills of public library staff to enable them to initiate new public library services that use technology to meet community needs. The initiative targets 12 public libraries in Zambia that are already equipped with computers and the internet. Two librarians from each of the 12 libraries will take part in the training.

Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:13
We are delighted to announce that the new EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open for applications. The award is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use digital 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: