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Open access policy development and advocacy


Open access policy development and advocacy -

EIFL in partnership with INASP, SPARC, SPARC Europe, Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS), COAR and UNESCO hosted Open access policy development and advocacy pre-conference workshop at Berlin 10.

Trip to Abkhazia

December 7 on 19:00 at TSU National Scientific Library will host a presentation and photo exhibition "Trip to Abkhazia."
Persons interested in attending will have unique opportunity to meet and learn today's Abkhazia – a nostalgic and far to reach spot for all of us. At the end of event a film "The Other Bank" by Giorgi Ovashvili will be demonstrated.
The presentation will be done by volunteers from France and Slovakia to Tomas  Durana and Florian Champ. In November 2012, they were in Abkhazia, where they took lots of photographs and impressions. Their camera will be open to public on December 7 at the National Scientific Library to let all participants to travel trough Abkhazia’s pathway.
 Admission is free

Library and Archive Groups Delighted by Progress at WIPO

eifl From the Consortium

02 December 2011


International Copyright Deliberations:

Library and Archive Groups Delighted by Progress on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions at WIPO

The Hague/Geneva: The 23rd session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) ended on 2nd December 2011. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the International Council on Archives (ICA), Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), the Canadian Library Association (CLA), the German Library Association (dbv), the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) welcome the significant progress made by WIPO Member States towards achieving a global set of copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives.

SCCR/23 concluded with agreement for further discussion on a list of topics relating to libraries and archives which includes preservation, right of reproduction and supply of copies, legal deposit, library lending, parallel importation, cross-border uses, orphan works, retracted and withdrawn works, liability of libraries and archives, technological measures of protection, and contracts. Member States have until the end of February 2012 to submit written comments to the WIPO Secretariat for inclusion in the document Provisional Working Document containing comments on and textual suggestions towards an appropriate international legal instrument (in whatever form) on exceptions and limitations for Libraries and Archives (SCCR/23/8 Prov), which will be discussed at SCCR/24 in 2012.

Georgian sites – Georgian military history

site of Georgian “Tadzrelebi” - “Templars” is frequently publishing very interesting articles and forum topics on the history and military history of Georgia in Georgian, English and Russian languages.

Recent posts are published by “Archivarius”:

Letter of Anselus.
by Archivarius » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:08 pm

Necessary to pay attention to the fact that the Crusaders, being allies of the Georgians, were well aware of Georgia. Very interesting in this respect, the letter monk Notre Dame Anselusa. Some scholars date it 1108-1109 gg., And some believe that it was written after David's death. Anselus's letter talks about the acquisition and transfer to Paris of the cross, which was brought to Jerusalem, his wife (according to the text message - a widow), the Georgian king David. Anselus he bought her the cross and attach a letter, sent with great honor in Paris chapter of the cathedral of Notre Dame.
This letter, as evidence of the great value of the cross, with him still kept in the aforementioned cathedral of Paris, and not once have been published in many languages. In a letter reported Anselus Georgia and ruler of the following: "While David, king of the Georgians was alive, this cross, he revered and loved too, that David, who, like their ancestors, and had guarded the Caspian Gates, bordering the Gog and Magog, whose country and kingdom, is, so to speak, to our best bulwark against the Medes and Persians "(refers to the Seljuk Turks from the author).

Public lecture in Georgian military history

11/26/2011 - 14:00
11/26/2011 - 16:00

Lecture: Military, political and cultural relations between Europe and Georgia in the XI - XV centuries, in the period of King David the Builder (

Presentation by: Merab Surguladze, Colonel of Georgian Legion SPA

Directions to the venue (Georgian map).

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