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MD-NOSCI Inaugural Event

ოთხ, 22/03/2023 - 20:34

The State University of Moldova, the National Agency for Research and Development and the RENAM Association, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Moldova, the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and the NI4OS-Europe project (National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe), will host the National Open Science Cloud Initiative MD-NOSCI launch event. 

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will talk about national approaches to advancing open science.

Libraries' Role in Supporting UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

ოთხ, 22/03/2023 - 20:27

UNESCO established an international framework with the ‘UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science’ adopted in November 2021. The breakout session will provide an opportunity to discuss how libraries could play a role in supporting the implementation.

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, facilitates the session and the panelists include: 

OpenAIRE coffee break on the University of Vienna certificate course “Data Steward”

ხუთ, 16/03/2023 - 12:00

Thinking about designing a course for data stewards? Join us for a morning (virtual) coffee with Monika Bargmann and Tereza Kalová from the University of Vienna who will share their experiences with developing and running the certificate course “Data Steward” - an overview of modules and contents, peer-to-peer learning approaches, initial curriculum review at data stewardship workshops and other tips.

When: Apr 4, 2023 09:00-10:00 CEST

WIPO SCCR / 43 Side Event

პარ, 10/03/2023 - 13:52

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will speak at this side event on the topic, ‘What is the role of model laws in norm setting for intellectual property?’ during the 43rd Session of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR / 43). 

WACREN 2023 Conference

ხუთ, 09/03/2023 - 12:47

WACREN 2023 conference will explore the theme “Tooling Up for the African Digital Learner and Researcher” in targeted keynotes, workshops and speaking sessions that leverage ongoing initiatives and showcase NREN tools and collaborations tailored to the African context. The Conference is hosted by WACREN in collaboration with the research and education networking community in Ghana, represented by GARNET.

New national open access repository in Armenia

ოთხ, 08/03/2023 - 19:59

With support from EIFL, the National Library of Armenia (NLA) has improved access to its digital materials - open access Armenian theses and dissertations, books and the Bulletin of Armenian Libraries - through the creation of a new repository.

The new repository, which uses DSpace 7.3 software, will be part of national open science infrastructure currently under development by the Ministry of Education and Science, which is also drafting a national open science policy. 

Policy Brief Launch: The Right to Research and Copyright Law in Kenya: Text and Data Mining

პარ, 03/03/2023 - 21:16

At this webinar, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore University in Nairobi, will launch a new policy brief, ‘The Right to Research and Copyright Law in Kenya: Text and Data Mining’, highlighting recommendations to create an enabling legal environment for text and data mining research in Kenya.

Webinar: Keeping open infrastructure open

პარ, 03/03/2023 - 16:53

Find out more about Dryad, LA Referencia and ROR, the three infrastructures selected for the 4th funding cycle of Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), in this webinar organized by SCOSS, EIFL and LIBER.

What’s at Stake for the Public Interest at WIPO SCCR 43?

ორშ, 27/02/2023 - 17:12

American University’ Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Knowledge Ecology International and the Access to Knowledge Coalition have organized a technical briefing on the legal and policy issues at stake in the 43rd meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (WIPO SCCR 43). 

OASPA webinar

ხუთ, 23/02/2023 - 13:36

Join this webinar on the topic, 'Reviewing the Data on Knowledge Creation: Access, Governance and Equity’, organized by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). 

Date and time: Tuesday,  7 March, 2 - 3.15pm UK/UTC.
To register: You can register here. The webinar is free and open to all. 

EIFL celebrations in 2023

ოთხ, 22/02/2023 - 14:34

EIFL has lots to celebrate this year - 2023 is the 20th anniversary of EIFL as an independent organization and also the 20th anniversary of the EIFL Open Access Programme. 

We’ll be celebrating these milestones at the EIFL General Assembly (GA) in Vilnius from 17 to 21 September. This will be our first in-person GA since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After three years of online GAs, using Zoom, it will be great to connect with our library consortium coordinators and publisher partners in-person again.

2023 EIFL General Assembly

ოთხ, 22/02/2023 - 14:18

We are delighted to announce that the 2023 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, and will be hosted by the Lithuanian Research Libraries Consortium. This will be our first in-person meeting after three years of online General Assemblies, using Zoom, because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

EIFL support boosts open access in Ghana

სამ, 21/02/2023 - 16:18

A project supported by EIFL has led to the establishment of seven new institutional open access repositories at institutions in Ghana. The project also improved repositories at nine institutions and strengthened understanding of open access journal publishing at 19 institutions. 

Implemented by our national partner library consortium, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) in 2021/22, the project aimed to increase accessibility and visibility of research at CARLIGH member institutions. 

BUAN institutional repository launch

ორშ, 20/02/2023 - 16:52

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will speak at an online celebration to launch the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) institutional repository. The launch is organized by the BUAN Department of Library and Information Services.

2022: Another good year for the Marrakesh Treaty

პარ, 17/02/2023 - 19:33

Access to knowledge for millions of people around the world who are blind or otherwise print disabled continued to grow in 2022 with eight more countries - including three EIFL partner countries - joining the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

5th AfLIA Conference & 7th African Library Summit

ორშ, 13/02/2023 - 14:02

EIFL is supporting three African librarians from Kenya and Uganda to present good practices of public libraries contributing to people’s learning at the 5th AfLIA Conference and 7th African Library Summit. The conference theme is ‘Future of learning, libraries and sustainable development in Africa’. The event is organized and hosted by the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA).

AMICAL Consortium Webinar

პარ, 03/02/2023 - 15:04

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will present at this webinar organized by the AMICAL Consortium. The webinar is titled ‘Open research: Why it’s important, how to make research more open and how to drive change’.

AMICAL is an international consortium that advances learning, teaching and research through the collaborative development of library and information services and curricular resources at member institutions.


EOSC Future project meeting

ხუთ, 02/02/2023 - 19:28

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and Milica Ševkušić, Project Coordinator, EIFL Open Access Programme, will attend the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Future project partners’ meeting. 

EIFL is a partner in the EOSC Future project.

EIFL delivers comments on SA’s Copyright Bill

სამ, 31/01/2023 - 17:15

In a submission delivered to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), one of the two Houses of Parliament in South Africa, EIFL urged the NCOP to support adoption of the Copyright Amendment Bill as soon as possible.