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Open Access in Kyrgyzstan

ოთხ, 30/11/2022 - 17:18

Kyrgyzstan has over 50 higher educational institutions offering post-graduate and specialist degrees. Established since Kyrgyzstan gained independence in 1991, many of these institutions are relatively new. They define their own research programmes, and Web of Science data shows there has been a significant increase in research publications from Kyrgyzstan. However, the visibility of Kyrgyz research remains low.  Researchers tend to publish articles in closed-access journals, and lack the knowledge and skills needed to share, promote and raise visibility of their research output. 

A Right to Research in Africa?

ორშ, 28/11/2022 - 20:04

How can Africa predict and respond to the next pandemic? How can access to accurate news and research be ensured in all African languages? Can African heritage be digitized to preserve it for future generations? Can AI be used to build a better future for Africa? 

Answering these questions requires the very latest computational research methods. But do African researchers have access to the data they need? Does copyright law help or hinder the Right to Research (R2R)?

OA Working Group formed in Kyrgyzstan

ორშ, 28/11/2022 - 16:53

Universities in Kyrgyzstan have established an Open Access Working Group to promote open access and advance scholarly communication in universities across the country. 

Apply now! EIFL bootcamp for open science trainers

პარ, 25/11/2022 - 14:51

Are you based in one of our partner countries and want to strengthen your open science training skills? Apply now for the EIFL virtual open science train-the-trainer bootcamp, which runs over five half days, from 30 January - 3 February 2023. 

The deadline for applications is 19 December 2022.

EIFL renews agreement for JSTOR Archive Journals

ხუთ, 24/11/2022 - 18:48

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with JSTOR to provide free and discounted access to the JSTOR Archive Journals. 

The agreement includes the full-text articles of more than 2,800 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Journals span continents and languages, with titles from 1,200 publishers from 57 countries. Collections include multi-discipline and discipline-specific packages.

E-library training for Laos faculty

ხუთ, 24/11/2022 - 13:52

EIFL staff member, Jevgenija Sevcova, will train teachers and students in the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the National University of Laos in the use of the E-library.

Support our #GivingTuesday campaign!

ხუთ, 24/11/2022 - 13:11

Tuesday, 29 November, is Giving Tuesday 2022. We'll be campaigning to raise funds for our ICT skills training project which works with local libraries to narrow the digital divide in Uganda, a country where over half the population are not using the internet. 

Our target is US$1,800 - and we have just 24 hours to reach it, through the online fundraising platform, GlobalGiving.

EIFL, SAGE renew access & publishing agreement

ოთხ, 23/11/2022 - 16:49

EIFL has renewed its agreement with SAGE Publishing for access to and publishing in SAGE journals for a further three years, until December 2025.

Free access

Libraries in 10 EIFL countries can get free access to the SAGE Premier collection of over 935 leading international peer-reviewed journals.

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

Discounted access

Engaging meaningfully in WIPO: IFLA webinar

ორშ, 21/11/2022 - 20:13

EIFL will present at an IFLA webinar for librarians in Sub-Saharan Africa on the role of librarians in copyright issues, and how to engage in and around events at WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization).​​ 

The webinar titled, ‘Engaging meaningfully in WIPO: does it matter for librarians in Sub-Saharan Africa?’ is organized by the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division.

EIFL Open science train-the-trainer bootcamp

ხუთ, 17/11/2022 - 19:41

Are you based in one of our partner countries and want to strengthen your open science training skills? Join our virtual open science train-the-trainer bootcamp - a five half-day course from 30 January - 3 February 2023.

We expect from you some basic knowledge of open access and our course learning objectives will be to:

MINERVA Conference

ოთხ, 16/11/2022 - 17:28

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will speak at the MINERVA Conference and will participate in the MINERVA project consortium meeting, addressing the following topics: 

The Open Science Day

ოთხ, 16/11/2022 - 14:39

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will speak at The Open Science Day, which is co-hosted by UNESCO, the Africa Open Science Platform (AOSP) and other stakeholders on the margins of the World Science Forum 2022 (6 - 9 December). 

UbuntuNet-Connect 2022

ოთხ, 16/11/2022 - 13:22

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in the UbuntuNet Alliance conference, UbuntuNet-Connect 2022

EOSC Train-the-Trainer course

ოთხ, 16/11/2022 - 13:04

EOSC Future is organizing a four-day online course for trainers to enhance their understanding of the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud). Milica Ševkušić, Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA (the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts), and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager will facilitate the course together with the EOSC Future project partners. 

Participants will also get insights into how to integrate the coursework into their own EOSC training activities. The course will be divided into four modules:

EMEA ICOLC Fall Conference

სამ, 15/11/2022 - 16:21

The EIFL Licensing Programme team will participate in this virtual International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC ) meeting. Rima Kupryte, Director of EIFL, will join a consortium knowledge session to share challenges and achievements of consortia over the last 12 months.

UKSG November Conference 2022

სამ, 15/11/2022 - 15:15

EIFL staff as well as EIFL Coordinators in our partner countries will participate in the UKSG November Conference 2022, held under the banner: diversity, equity and inclusion through multiple lenses.

The conference is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar, attracting a large number of delegates each year from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. 

EOSC Symposium 2022

სამ, 15/11/2022 - 12:37

The EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Symposium is the main EOSC annual event and takes place this year in Prague, Czech Republic, from 14-17 November 2022, as part of the calendar of events of the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU. 

EIFL and JSTOR Backlist E-Books

ორშ, 14/11/2022 - 15:03

EIFL has signed an agreement with JSTOR that provides access to more than 63,000 high-quality backlist titles from over 95 publishers.

The agreement is valid until 31 July 2023. Participating institutions can access the collection of high-quality backlist titles for a subscription fee.

This agreement is based on the Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) model which allows institutions to keep in perpetuity the most used titles at the end of one year of unlimited access. We expect to renew this agreement at the end of July 2023. 

EIFL renews agreement with OpenEdition

პარ, 11/11/2022 - 17:05

EIFL and OpenEdition have renewed their agreement for OpenEdition Journals for three years, until December 2025.  This agreement provides libraries in 28 countries with free access to 184 journals.

Around 80% of the journals are published in French, and other languages include English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The journals are available in HTML, PDF and ePub formats without technical (DRM) restrictions

EIFL-PLIP T-break: Building partnerships

ოთხ, 09/11/2022 - 11:28

Public librarians from Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’ - on the topic, ‘Building Partnerships for New Programmes and Advocacy’.