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UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science for Eastern Europe

სამ, 15/09/2020 - 14:31

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme and a member of UNESCO’s Open Science Advisory Committee, will participate in panel discussion on Open Science in Eastern Europe: Implications for Policy, Science and Society.    

The Australian eResearch & Data Skills Summit 2020

ოთხ, 09/09/2020 - 19:30

ARDC’s Australian eResearch and Data Skills Summit will focus on the discovery, coordination, design, development and delivery of digital skills training and resources for research.

EIFL’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

ოთხ, 09/09/2020 - 14:46

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EIFL is  working with our partners globally to help ensure that education and research continue despite disruptions, and that the scientific and health sectors have access to the widest range of trusted resources to support their work while the crisis continues.

It has changed our vision for the future

ოთხ, 09/09/2020 - 14:27

In 2018, the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS), which leads a network of 66 public libraries, staffed by over 260 librarians, entered into partnership to strengthen continuous professional development of public librarians in Namibia. The partnership developed the skills and knowledge of 16 talented public librarians, positioning them to become expert trainers for their colleagues.

EIFL and Royal Society Publishing renew agreement

სამ, 08/09/2020 - 16:48

EIFL’s renewed agreement with Royal Society Publishing, which runs until December 2023, includes free and discounted access to eight Royal Society Journals for 38 EIFL partner countries:

WIPO Virtual Conference on the Global Digital Content Market

ორშ, 07/09/2020 - 10:25

EIFL will attend the 2020 WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market (GDCM) that takes place online. The Conference will explore changes brought about by digital technologies, especially in the COVID-19 environment. ​ A special focus of the Conference will be on emerging business models, emerging digital markets, and the role of artificial intelligence for entertainment industries. 


პარ, 04/09/2020 - 18:28

#WeMissiPRES is a celebration to bring the global digital preservation community together until in-person meetings can happen again. The programme includes talks and presentations, and is a chance to share and celebrate the achievements of the digital preservation community in what has been an unusual year.

There will be three half-days (on 22, 23 and 24 September) of online conversation and debate using Zoom. The timings of each half-day have been optimized for different time-zones around the world. The event will take place in English.

Open Access Week 2020

პარ, 04/09/2020 - 16:31

International Open Access Week 2020 (OA Week 2020) takes place from  October 19-25, and EIFL will be celebrating with libraries and researchers in our partner countries.

Open Covid Pledge for Research in Education

პარ, 04/09/2020 - 12:14

EIFL has pledged its support for the Open Covid Pledge for Research in Education to underscore the critical role of education research in the collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2020 EIFL General Assembly

ხუთ, 03/09/2020 - 19:24

The EIFL General Assembly is our major knowledge sharing event of the year. This year, we will be holding a virtual General Assembly via Zoom. 

Webinar on Persistent Identifiers

ოთხ, 02/09/2020 - 12:45

Would you like to know more about Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and the role they play in building open research infrastructures? Join this introductory one-hour LIBSENSE webinar.

Date: Monday, 7 September. 
Time: 11:00 GMT (check your time).
To register: Click here to register.

Moldova open science training

სამ, 01/09/2020 - 15:46

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will give a presentation on open science policies at the NI4OS-Europe (National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe) training event on open science for Moldova.

Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

სამ, 01/09/2020 - 11:31

We are happy to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open for applications.

COVID-19 has made 2020 a difficult year, disrupting personal and professional lives everywhere. That’s why we’re launching the award earlier this year, to give you extra time to complete your applications. 

We’re also including a new Innovation Award  category - for new public library services introduced to help communities struggling to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EIFL renews agreement with Eclat Engineering

სამ, 25/08/2020 - 18:23

EIFL has renewed its agreement with the software and services company Eclat Engineering for a further three years. Through the agreement, libraries and consortia in 37 EIFL partner countries are eligible for discounted pricing to Eclat Engineering’s two products, RemoteXs and MyLOFT, which facilitate a seamless anywhere-anytime access to a library’s subscribed e-resources.

Occupy Library 2020

სამ, 25/08/2020 - 16:34

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme team will conduct a workshop titled ‘Creating magical innovation in our libraries, with a little help from our peers’ at the Occupy Library 2020 conference. 

Asia Open Access Meeting 2020

სამ, 25/08/2020 - 14:18

Members of the EIFL network will participate in the Asia Open Access Meeting 2020, which takes place virtually this year, under the theme ‘Building a Sustainable, Asian Knowledge Commons for Open Science Era’.

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) are the meeting hosts. 

Workshop: MERAL Portal

ხუთ, 20/08/2020 - 14:54

EIFL has organized and will present at this workshop about the Myanmar Education, Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) for Mandalay University of Distance Education (MUDE). There are two joining options for participants - in-person, at MUDE in Mandalay, and online. 

OASPA Conference 2020

ოთხ, 19/08/2020 - 19:48

EIFL staff will attend the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) 2020 conference, which will take place online during the week of 21 to 25 September. 

The conference will address open access at a time of global challenge, and the demands and opportunities for open scholarship in relation to past and future crises. OASPA 2020 will also be a forum for reflection on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing efforts to ensure scholarship is open and accessible to all.

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WIPO Assemblies 2020

ორშ, 17/08/2020 - 12:35

Participation by member states and observers in the 61st series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO takes place this year online and in Geneva, due to coronavirus restrictions.

Topics of special interest to EIFL are general statements (agenda item 5), Report on the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) (agenda item 11), and the Assembly of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (agenda item 23).

Co-designing OA publishing infrastructures

პარ, 14/08/2020 - 18:29

Editors and publishers, researchers, librarians and tool builders are invited to join the third in a series of four LIBSENSE online meeting on ‘Co-designing collaborative free and open source open access publishing infrastructures’.

The meetings are organized by the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), EIFL and the Coko Foundation. 

The third meeting will focus on requirements and areas for collaboration on shared free and open source open access publishing infrastructure in Africa.