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EIFL renews agreement with ASTM

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 23/01/2020 - 19:22

EIFL has renewed its agreement with ASTM International until December 2022.

Through this agreement, institutions have the option to subscribe to ASTM Compass at discounted prices. ASTM Compass includes full text access to ASTM's 13,000 standards, as well as the ASTM Digital Library of 1,800 technical e-books, eight journals and proceedings and bulletins.

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USTR public hearing on South Africa

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 23/01/2020 - 16:47

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will testify at the Office of the US Trade Representative during a public hearing to review South Africa’s place in its largest preferential trade scheme for developing countries, known as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

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EIFL renews agreement with IOP publishing

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 22/01/2020 - 18:51

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing for its collection of journals, IOPscience. The IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals, and the IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals. Subjects covered are biological physics, chemistry, engineering, environment, mathematics, medical physics, and general physics.

EIFL has negotiated free access to the Standard Package for some EIFL partner countries, and discounted access to the Premium Package and/or the Standard Package for others.

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2019 a bumper year for the Marrakesh Treaty

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 17/01/2020 - 11:08

2019 was another great year for the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities, confirming its place as WIPO’s fastest moving and most successful treaty. Thirteen more countries joined the treaty in 2019, including two EIFL partner countries - Thailand and Zimbabwe. 

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Open science policy development in Latvia

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 09/01/2020 - 11:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, joins a team of 11 researchers to conduct open science policy research initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.

The research aims to develop a roadmap for implementing open science in Latvia, and to make recommendations for a national Latvian open science policy. 

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Curriculum Available: Islandora and Fedora Camp in Arizona

DSpace news - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 18:35

The curriculum for the upcoming Islandora and Fedora Camp at Arizona State University, February 24-26, 2020 is now available here.

Islandora and Fedora Camp, hosted by Arizona State University Libraries, offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about the latest versions of Islandora and Fedora. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Islandora or Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Islandora and Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.

The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Islandora and Fedora communities, including:

  • David Wilcox, Fedora Program Leader, LYRASIS
  • Melissa Anez, Islandora Project and Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
  • Bethany Seeger, Digital Library Software Developer, Amherst College
  • Seth Shaw, Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Danny Lamb, Technical Lead, Islandora Foundation

Register today and join us in Arizona! Register by January 13, 2020 to receive a $50 early bird discount using the promo code: FC20EB.

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Top marks for Hands-on computer classes students

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 08/01/2020 - 12:49

The exam results for junior high school children in Ghana are out - and our mobile library Hands-on Computer Classes project has achieved its best results yet! 

In 2019, the average pass rate for the subject ICT in the Basic Education Certificate Exam (B.E.C.E.) for children who took part in the mobile libraries’ practical computer skills classes in three regions was 92%.

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EIFL and JSTOR renew agreement

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 07/01/2020 - 18:41

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with JSTOR to provide free and discounted access to the JSTOR Archive Journals. The agreement  includes about 2,500 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. All issues, from Volume 1, Issue 1, are provided for every journal up to the moving wall, including all previous and related titles. 

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Workshop on training in EOSC

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 15:10

DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) is convening a workshop for trainers in projects related to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to discuss future training initiatives and how to improve training provision in 2020.

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Public library training in Namibia

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 19/12/2019 - 14:10

Two teams of Namibian public library trainers will train 15 librarians in the topics Digital Literacy and Modern Library Spaces.

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CALL for Participation: DSpace Anwendertreffen 2020

DSpace news - ოთხ, 18/12/2019 - 00:03

From Pascal-Nicolas Becker, The Library Code GmbH

(German version below)

The DSpace Anwendertreffen 2020 will take place at the Hamburg University of Technology, on Thursday, March 26th 2020 and Friday, March 27th 2020 and is organized by the Hamburg University of Technology and The Library Code GmbH. This meeting is about exchange between DSpace or DSpace-CRIS users. Also the annual meeting of the DSpace Konsortium Deutschland will take place on the first day (Thursday) of the Anwendertreffen. We kindly ask for submissions in the format of presentations, round tables, workshops, and ideas for the minute madness.

Thursday:
* Presentations:
one or two speakers. ca. 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion
Please submit: Title, a short abstract, and an estimation of the time your talk will take
* Round Tables:
A space to discuss a specific topic. Estimated 45 minutes
Please submit: Topics you think a round table should discuss
* Minute Madness:
Participants of the minute madness will have 90 seconds to pitch on one idea, project, repository or topic.
We will extend the minute madness this year by organizing a come together afterwards, so that the audience and the presenters can get in touch. We ask all active participants of Minute Madness to bring along a poster or one or two slides as a printout.  These should wrap up the presented idea and help people to get in contact with you.
Please submit: Title and short description

Friday (10am – 1pm):
* Workshops:
Workshops shall give DSpace users the possibility to work together on a specific topic, e.g. how to connect to/use an external service or the demonstration/discussion of an add-on, for up to three hours. The DSpace-CRIS workshop, that took place in 2018 and 2019, is a good example of that format. Of course, there will be a continuance of the DSpace-CRIS workshop in 2020.
Please submit: Title, an abstract, a timeframe, how many users roughly you expect, and if you have any specific request like tables for participants, internet connection, or anything else you’ll need for your workshop.

All slides and posters should be licensed CC BY 4.0, as we plan to publish them in DSpace’s wiki. While the main conference language will be German, we will accept presentations, roundtables, and workshops in English as well.

Please send your proposals by email to anwendertreffen@the-library-code.de within the deadline of January 19th, 2020.

(Deutschsprachige Version)

Das DSpace Anwendertreffen 2020 findet am Donnerstag, den 26. März und Freitag, den 27. März 2020 an der Technischen Universität Hamburg statt und wird von der Technischen Universität Hamburg und The Library Code GmbH organisiert. Ziel ist der Austausch zwischen Nutzerinnen und Nutzern von DSpace bzw. DSpace-CRIS. Auch das jährliche Treffen des DSpace Konsortiums Deutschland wird am ersten Tag (Donnerstag) stattfinden. Wir bitten um Beiträge für folgende Formate:

Donnerstag:
• Vorträge:
Ein oder mehrere Sprecher*innen. ca. 15 Minuten + 5 Minuten Diskussion
Bitte einreichen: Titel, eine kurze Zusammenfassung  und eine Angabe zum zeitlichen Rahmen Ihres Vortrags.
• Thementische:
Raum für Diskussionen zu einem bestimmten Thema für Anwender*innen von DSpace. Voraussichtlich 45 Minuten
Bitte einreichen: Themen, die Ihrer Meinung nach im Rahmen eines Thementisches behandelt werden sollen.
• Minute Madness:
Teilnehmende bekommen 90 Sekunden um eine Idee, ein Projekt, ein Repositorium oder ein Thema mit einer Folie vorzustellen.
An die Minute Madness schließt sich ein offenes Forum an, bei dem es zu Kontakt zwischen Publikum und Vortragenden der Minute Madness kommen soll. Dazu bitten wir alle aktiven Teilnehmer/innen der Minute Madness ein Poster oder ein bis zwei Folien für eine Stellwand mitzubringen. Diese sollen die vorgestellten Ideen zusammenfassen und dabei helfen während des offenen Forums in Kontakt zu kommen.
Bitte einreichen: Titel und Kurzbeschreibung. Falls bereits vorhanden gern ergänzt durch Poster oder Folie.

Freitag (10 – 13 Uhr):
• Workshops:
Workshops geben DSpace Anwenderinnen und Anwendern die Möglichkeit, bis zu drei Stunden ein spezielles Thema, zum Beispiel die Verknüpfung von DSpace mit einem speziellen Service oder die ausführliche Präsentation eines Add-ons, gemeinsam zu behandeln. Ein gutes Beispiel für dieses Format ist der Workshop zu DSpace-CRIS, der 2018 und 2019 stattgefunden hat und auch in diesem Jahr fortgeführt wird.
Bitte einreichen: Titel, eine Zusammenfassung, den voraussichtlichen zeitlichen Rahmen, eine grobe Anzahl der von Ihnen erwarteten Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer sowie Angaben zu den örtlichen Voraussetzungen für den Workshop zu.

Alle Folien und Poster sollten unter der Lizenz CC BY 4.0 stehen, da wir planen sie im Wiki von DSpace zu veröffentlichen. Auch wenn die Konferenzsprache Deutsch ist, akzeptieren wir gerne auch Vorträge, Thementische und Workshops in englischer Sprache.

Bitte senden Sie uns Ihre Vorschläge per E-Mail anwendertreffen@the-library-code.de bis zum 19. Januar 2020.

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CollectionSpace Walkthrough Dec. 19

DSpace news - სამ, 17/12/2019 - 17:07

Are you interested in learning more about CollectionSpace? Please join one of our monthly walkthroughs–this Thursday Dec. 19! Follow this link to register: https://www.collectionspace.org/calendar/collectionspace-walkthrough-12-19-2019/

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Digital inclusion - libraries hold the key

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 12/12/2019 - 13:38

Digital inclusion was one of the main themes at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2019 in Berlin (25 - 29 November), presenting opportunities to highlight the role of libraries in providing meaningful access to the internet. Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, shares highlights from the event.

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EIFL joins new OpenAIRE non-profit organization

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 10/12/2019 - 18:46

The OpenAIRE project has become a fully-fledged non-profit organization - OpenAIRE A.M.K.E - creating a permanent platform for open science policy alignment, development of open scholarly communication infrastructure and open science training in Europe.

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Open Repositories 2020: Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

DSpace news - ორშ, 09/12/2019 - 19:34

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is now accepting applications for fellowships to attend OR2020 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The fellowship programme allows a limited number of qualified librarians, repository managers, developers, or researchers in digital libraries or related fields to participate in the conference.

The fellowship covers travel, accommodation, meals and incidentals, as well as full conference registration, including the poster reception and conference banquet.

Applicants must address the following:

1) Financial need;

2) Reasons you wish to attend and how participating in Open Repositories will support your professional development and/or educational goals;

3) How you will share what you learn with others, and;

3) Willingness to participate in the conference as evidenced by submission of a conference proposal, live-blogging or tweeting, and/or shared note-taking during the conference.

Preference this year will be given to applicants from the African continent, although all applications will be considered.

Application deadline:  20 January 2020

Notifications:  17 February 2020

Apply now:  https://forms.gle/YQEGhSi8r5rmXRFVA

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Webinar: Phenom publishing platform

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 09/12/2019 - 13:14

Join this webinar to find out more about the Phenom free and open source multi-tenanted journal publishing platform from Hindawi, which is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, fully open access journals. 

Andrew Smeall, Chief Product Officer at Hindawi, will introduce the Phenom manuscript submission and peer review platform, and show how it can be adapted and reused by other publishers. 

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Webinar: Monitoring the cost of OA

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 04/12/2019 - 14:26

Within the global transition to open access, libraries are trying to understand the total cost paid to publishers, both for subscriptions to content and for publishing of open access articles by their corresponding authors. While libraries know what they pay for subscriptions, determining open access publishing costs - namely the amount of Article Processing Charges (APCs) - paid to publishers can be difficult. One way of estimating the amount spent on APCs is to look at publication output data, and calculate based on average APC data. 

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DSpace 5 & 6 Extension Will Soon Enable Support for New OpenAIRE Literature Guidelines

DSpace news - სამ, 03/12/2019 - 19:04

From Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

Several Canadian research libraries are providing funding to ensure that the vast majority of DSpace repositories around the world can be discovered through OpenAIRE, an international database of open scholarly content.

Quality and comprehensive metadata are a critical requirement for building discovery and other services on top of distributed repository content. To that end, several regional repository networks including Europe, Latin America and Canada have agreed to adopt the OpenAIRE metadata guidelines – which define a common approach to assigning metadata elements.

In order to support the new OpenAIRE guidelines, repository platforms must change the way they expose their metadata. While new versions of repository platforms will support the guidelines, many institutions still use previous versions of the software, and are faced with non-compliance or undertaking challenging local development of their software.

Queen’s University Library along with several other Canadian university libraries are pleased to provide funding for the development of an extension to DSpace 5 & 6 that will support compliance with the OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers v4. Given the widespread use of the DSpace platform, this will enable hundreds of repositories around the world to participate in network services such as OpenAIRE and LA Referencia.

This work is being undertaken as part of the collaboration between the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, COAR and OpenAIRE, with financial support for this development from the following Canadian libraries: Queen’s University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval, University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan, Victoria Island University, and York University.

The technological implementation will be undertaken by 4Science, which is a Certified Partner of DSpace, contributor to COAR Next Generation Repository Expert Group, collaborator of OpenAIRE and ORCID, and longtime supporter of open source technologies, open standards and interoperability.

The release of the implementation and user documentation is expected by the end of February 2020.

For more information, please contact office@coar-repositories.org

Links:

https://www.queensu.ca/

http://www.carl-abrc.ca

http://www.dspace.org/

http://www.coar-repositories.org

https://openaire-guidelines-for-literature-repository-managers.readthedocs.io/en/v4.0.0/

https://www.4science.it/

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Be a Volunteer Reviewer for the LYRASIS 2020 Catalyst Fund Applications

DSpace news - სამ, 03/12/2019 - 18:27

The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund is an award program to fund new ideas and innovative projects by LYRASIS members. The 2020 application process will close February 20, 2020. The Catalyst Fund is a membership benefit administered by the LYRASIS Leaders Circle to expand opportunities to share expertise and collaborate on innovations with potential for community-wide impact. LYRASIS is looking for volunteers willing to review, assess and comment on collaborative, innovative, and cutting edge proposals. 

We are now recruiting librarians, archivists and museum professionals with experience  in diverse areas, such as accessibility, assessment, collections management, community outreach and programming, facilities, metadata, open content, open source software, preservation, professional training, and technology. Individuals from LYRASIS member and non-member organizations may volunteer. To avoid any conflict of interest, however, volunteers will not be allowed to review if their own institution submits an application. 

Since 2017 The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund has fostered innovation leading to new services and programs among members and knowledge communities by surfacing innovative ideas and initiatives that have the potential to impact institutions both large and small. The Catalyst Fund grants provide support for organizations to engage in low risk development and testing. This year, five programs were awarded seed funding: Columbus Metropolitan Library, “My Upload: Engaging Library Users in Digital Collections”; King County Library System (WA), “Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room”; Florida International University, “AI for Archives: Using Facial Recognition to Enhance Metadata”; Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, “Using Linked Open Data for Georgia’s Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations’ Disaster Response”, and; University of Michigan, “Open Data Toolkit Based on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Principles”. To see more about these, and previous projects visit here.

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