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Updated: 5 years 7 კვირა-ს წინ

ICT training camp in Uganda

პარ, 17/09/2021 - 18:15

Maendeleo Foundation will host a week-long mobile computer camp to equip people in Bukiwe District, Central Uganda, with computer skills. The training will take place at Caezaria Public Library in Ajiija-Malongwe Village.

15th Berlin Open Access Conference

პარ, 17/09/2021 - 17:15

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Progamme Manager, have been invited to attend the 15th Berlin Open Access Conference (B15): Adapt and Advance, which will be co-hosted by the University of California (UC) and Open Access 2020 Initiative (OA2020).

OASPA Conference 2021

პარ, 17/09/2021 - 14:21

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Manager, will attend the OASPA Online Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing 2021 (OASPA2021).

The theme of the conference is ‘Designing 21st Century Knowledge Sharing Systems’. The conference will focus on topics relating to open scholarly communication and offer a forum for collective reflection on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on efforts to ensure scholarship is open and accessible to all.

WIPO Assemblies 2021

პარ, 17/09/2021 - 11:43

For the second year, participation at the annual WIPO Assemblies takes place in hybrid mode, due to the COVID pandemic. Member states may participate in Geneva in person, while organizations with observer status will join remotely.

Items 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 28).

Association of Lithuanian Municipal Public Libraries

ოთხ, 15/09/2021 - 17:30

Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), will be a guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Lithuanian Municipal Public Libraries  (ALMPL).

Petuchovaite will speak about trends in public library development and service innovation.

BOAI 20th Anniversary: Questions for the OA community

ოთხ, 15/09/2021 - 10:08

The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) - the first international open access declaration - will celebrate its 20th anniversary on 14 February 2022. In preparation, the BOAI2020 steering committee is working on a new set of recommendations, based on BOAI principles, current circumstances, and input from colleagues in all academic fields and regions of the world. 

OPTIMA project supports openness and transparency in research in Ukraine

ოთხ, 15/09/2021 - 09:55

EIFL is one of 11 partners taking part in the OPTIMA project, which promotes openness and transparency in research in Ukraine by fostering open science practices and open peer review among early career researchers and others who are interested. Open science is an open and collaborative approach to scientific research; open peer review brings transparency to the already familiar practice of academic evaluation. 

INELI webinar

სამ, 14/09/2021 - 13:16

Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, is to give a presentation at a webinar for public librarians who are part of the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), India and South Asia, and the Balkans. 

National University of Laos training

სამ, 14/09/2021 - 12:37

EIFL staff member, Jevgenija Sevcova, will train staff of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the National University of Laos in the use of e-libraries.


ოთხ, 08/09/2021 - 13:20

OAI12 – The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication will be held virtually from 6-10 September 2021. The main conference themes include: 


სამ, 07/09/2021 - 16:31

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with SAGE Publications for SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Research Methods Cases.

SAGE Research Methods allows students to explore different concepts of research methods, which can help them to design their research projects, understand particular methods, or identify useful new methods. As a result, students can conduct their research and write up their findings in a more efficient and structured way.

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EIFL signs agreement with scite

სამ, 07/09/2021 - 02:11

EIFL has signed an agreement with scite, a platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations.  

Smart Citations allow researchers to see how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and indicating whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim. 

Key features:

EIFL greatly saddened by the loss of Geoffrey Salanje

პარ, 03/09/2021 - 12:38

EIFL mourns the passing of our friend and colleague Geoffrey Salanje, our Country Coordinator in Malawi. Geoffrey has been part of the EIFL family for almost a decade and will continue to be remembered as a kind, warm and generous person who will be greatly missed by us all.

Nominated to his position at EIFL by the Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO) in 2012, he worked as a University Librarian at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).

FORCE2021 Conference

ხუთ, 26/08/2021 - 17:53

The FORCE11 annual conference - FORCE 2021 - brings together researchers, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, informaticians, funders, educators, citizens, and others for an open discussion about changing the ways scholarly and scientific information is communicated, shared and used. 

The theme this year is ‘FORCE2021: Joining Forces to Advance the Future of Research Communications’. Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is on the organizing committee of FORCE2021 and will participate in the conference.

Open Access Week 2021

ხუთ, 26/08/2021 - 17:42

International Open Access Week 2021 (OA Week 2021) takes place from 25 - 31 October, and EIFL will be celebrating with libraries and researchers in our partner countries.

Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

ოთხ, 25/08/2021 - 11:37

The new EIFL Public Library Innovation Award call – for public libraries supporting education recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic – is now open for applications. 

UNESCO Open Science Partnership

სამ, 24/08/2021 - 17:31

EIFL will take part in a meeting of the UNESCO Open Science Partnership to discuss next steps in promotion and implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science after it is adopted by UNESCO Member States in November 2021. Consensus on a draft text of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science was reached during an intergovernmental meeting of experts in May 2021. 

EIFL-PLIP T-break on library services for special groups

სამ, 24/08/2021 - 16:32

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, 'Public Library Services for Special Groups'.

EIFL welcomes WTO decision on TRIPS waiver request

ოთხ, 18/08/2021 - 11:52

EIFL welcomes the decision by members of the World Trade Organization​​ (WTO) to extend until 1 July 2034 the deadline for least developed countries (LDCs) to protect intellectual property under the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Although stopping short of the full LDC request, WTO members reached consensus on a 13-year extension of the current transition period, which expired on 1 July 2021.

14th Libraries’ Meeting, Colombia

სამ, 17/08/2021 - 17:49

Ugne Lipeikaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme  Impact Manager will give a presentation at the 14th Public Libraries’ Meeting, organized by the Medellín Public Library System and  Pilot Public Library in Colombia.