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COVID-19 intensifies calls to end digital divide

ორშ, 23/11/2020 - 20:01

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), an annual forum that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to discuss public policy issues relating to the internet, was held online this year from 2 - 17 November. For 12 days, the IGF 2020 digital platform was buzzing - with a record 6,000 participants from 173 countries. Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), reports.

LIBSENSE Francophone Africa Day

პარ, 20/11/2020 - 20:36

Join LIBSENSE Francophone Africa Day, hosted by the West and Central Education and Research Network (WACREN), Université Virtuelle de Côte d’Ivoire (UVCI) and EIFL as part of Open Access Week Côte d’Ivoire. 

Open Access Week Côte d’Ivoire

პარ, 20/11/2020 - 18:42

L’Université Virtuelle de Côte d’Ivoire (UVCI) and EIFL’s partner library consortium, Consortium des Bibliothèques de l‘Enseignement Supérieur de Cote d‘Ivoire (COBES-CI), are co-organizers of Open Access Week Côte d’Ivoire, with  the West and Central Education and Research Network (WACREN/LIBSENSE) and Commission Nationale Ivoirienne pour l’UNESCO. 

Open Access Week Côte d’Ivoire, from 24 - 27 November, takes place in conjunction with the international colloquium, ‘Digital. Social dynamics and resilience in the context of COVID-19’. 

‘Waive or reduce APCs to help authors’

სამ, 17/11/2020 - 17:57

The Scholarly Kitchen, an independent blog established by the Society for Scholarly Publishing, asked EIFL to give input into a series of articles asking, ‘How Can We Achieve Equitable Participation in Open Research?’ Romy Beard, Manager of the EIFL Licensing Programme, and Rima Kupryte, Director of EIFL, responded by urging publishers to cut or waive article processing charges (APCs) to help authors from developing and transition economy countries, and to streamline

The Munin Conference

სამ, 17/11/2020 - 16:36

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will speak at the 15th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing, an annual conference on scholarly publishing and communication that primarily focuses on open access, open data and open science. 

‘An amazing, amazing, amazing conference!’

ორშ, 16/11/2020 - 18:26

In the last week of September, the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) team attended the Occupy Library 2020 conference, organized by the Progress Foundation, a small NGO based in Romania, that has successfully implemented some exciting public library initiatives and projects in the field of education, training, social and digital inclusion and community development. 

How SA’s copyright bill would benefit citizens during COVID

პარ, 13/11/2020 - 19:52

South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill had been sitting on the desk of President Cyril Ramaphosa for over a year, waiting to be signed into law. But instead of signing the bill, the President returned it to parliament citing constitutional concerns with certain aspects, including new exceptions for libraries, education and persons with disabilities. If enacted, the bill would have helped teaching, learning and research during COVID-19 lockdowns. Instead South Africans are forced to struggle under the current, outdated law. EIFL guest blogger Denise R.

Dragons’ Lair

ხუთ, 12/11/2020 - 10:36

Teresa Hackett, Manager of the EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme, will join copyright advocates in the Dragons’ Lair to pitch ideas for inclusion in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) SCCR (Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights) work programme for the next biennium (2021 - 2022). 

Co-designing open access publishing infrastructures

ოთხ, 11/11/2020 - 19:31

Participants in a productive 6 November 2020 workflow sprint will work together online again on 24 November 2020, from 9:00 to 13:00 UTC, to complete the sprint, which aims to turn the principles for collaborative free and open source-open access (FOSS-OA) publishing infrastructures into action.

EIFL signs agreement for editing services

ოთხ, 11/11/2020 - 15:44

EIFL has signed a new agreement with Crimson Interactive to provide discounted pricing for Enago’s editing services for authors from 31 EIFL partner countries:

Albania, Armenia, Botswana, Congo, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe

EIFL, SAGE renew access & publishing agreement

ორშ, 09/11/2020 - 13:21

EIFL has renewed its agreement with Sage Publications for access to and publishing in Sage Journals for a further two years, until December 2022.

Free access

Through the agreement, libraries in 11 EIFL countries can get free access to the SAGE Premier collection of 1,120 titles:

Armenia, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zambia

Discounted access

Marking 15 years of EIFL-IP

კვი, 08/11/2020 - 11:27

Since the EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme (EIFL-IP) was launched 15 years ago, it has had some remarkable achievements, gained international recognition and staff have won awards. Jean Fairbairn, of EIFL, asked Programme Manager Teresa Hackett about the programme’s past and present, and hopes for the future. 

JF - What inspired the launch of the EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme?

Infoshare: Open Access and Publishing

პარ, 30/10/2020 - 12:03

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will speak about open access publishing, its benefits and drivers, how to find a suitable open access journal and repository, and how to comply with funders’ expectations and policies at this GÉANT Infoshare Session.

Training Resource Catalogue Interoperability Workshop

ხუთ, 29/10/2020 - 13:32

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will present at this workshop on ‘Training Resource Catalogue Interoperability’, co-organized by FAIRsFAIR and the EOSC-5B Projects Training and Skills Task Force.

Webinar: Research Assessment

ხუთ, 29/10/2020 - 12:39

Policymakers, research managers and their support staff at research institutions, research funders, university librarians and researchers - join this webinar on 'Research Assessment and Bibliometrics in the Research and Academic Environment'.

Webinar: Creative Commons licenses in teaching and learning

ხუთ, 29/10/2020 - 12:32

Librarians, lecturers, researchers and students are welcome to join this webinar on understanding and applying Creative Commons (CC) licences in the contexts of teaching and learning. The webinar is co-hosted by EIFL and our partner consortium in Ghana, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana  (CARLIGH)Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will present at the webinar. 

Co-designing open access publishing infrastructures

ოთხ, 28/10/2020 - 17:33

In June 2020, WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network), EIFL and the Coko Foundation launched a series of LIBSENSE online meetings, ‘Co-designing collaborative free and open source (FOSS) open access (OA) publishing infrastructures in Africa’, with journal editors and publishers, researchers, librarians and tool builders. 

Join the fourth and final meeting in the series, a four-hour session that will focus on turning the principles for collaborative FOSS-OA publishing infrastructures into action.

EIFL agreement with World Scientific in the news

სამ, 27/10/2020 - 13:12

University World News reports on EIFL’s agreement with World Scientific Publishing to waive or discount Article Processing Charges (APCs) for corresponding authors from 34 countries, including 15 in Africa, when publishing their articles in open access in World Scientific journals. The agreement runs till December 2022.

Article title: Open access article charge waiver for more than 100 journals

Publication/media outlet:  University World News (Africa Edition)

Webinar: Public library development

ორშ, 26/10/2020 - 18:27

The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) of the American Library Associations (ALA) has invited the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to present a webinar on EIFL's strategy for development of public libraries in Kenya and Namibia.