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Co-designing open access publishing infrastructures

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 12:41

WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network), Coko (the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation) and EIFL invite you to join a one-day LIBSENSE workshop, ‘Co-designing collaborative free and open source open access publishing infrastructures’. 

The workshop, on 17 March, is co-located with the 6th Annual WACREN Conference, which takes place on 19 - 20 March 2020.

Open access in Senegal

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 08:12
BACKGROUND

The EIFL Open Access Programme  began raising awareness about open access (OA) in Senegal in 2010 when, with our partner consortium, COBESS (Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal), we organized the first OA workshop in Dakar. The workshop brought together researchers, students, librarians, ICT staff and legal experts. 

Open access workshops at University of Eldoret

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 06:22

EIFL’s partner library consortium, Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), will host workshops on open access (OA) and institutional repositories for senior management, research managers and administrators, academics and researchers, librarians, and ICT staff at the University of Eldoret. The workshops are supported by EIFL. 

London Book Fair

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27

EIFL has been shortlisted for the 2020 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director and Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will attend the special awards ceremony at the London Book Fair during which the 2020 winners will be announced.

EIFL visit to National University of Laos

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:12

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, will travel to Laos on an exploratory visit to prepare for a project in which EIFL will provide access to e-resources at the National University of Laos (NUOL) and train librarians in the use of e-resources. The project is a partnership with the University of Luxembourg. 

Kupryte will visit the NUOL Faculty of Law and Political Science Library and NUOL Central Library to understand the university’s library system, internet infrastructure, library training activities and skills and capacity of librarians.

EIFL shortlisted for international award

EIFL-OA news and events - Tue, 11/02/2020 - 14:08

EIFL is delighted to be shortlisted for the 2020 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing, which recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books and other digital publications for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.

The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) is a public–private partnership led by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). 

Open science policy workshop in Romania

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 10/02/2020 - 13:58

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in a mutual learning workshop dedicated to open science landscaping and strategic development. 

This will be the first in a series of four events planned in three regions of Romania, organized by the  Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) through the Open Science Hub Romania (Romanian OpenAIRE NOAD, RDA Node).

MERAL Portal agreement signing ceremony

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 07/02/2020 - 13:12

The Myanmar Education, Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) Agreement on Collaboration is to be signed at a special ceremony in Yangon. Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, Dr Thein Win, Director General of the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education of Myanmar, Professor Dr Zaw Wai Soe, Chair of the Myanmar Rectors’ Committee, and Professor Dr Kazutsuna Yamaji, Director of the Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan, will take part in the ceremony. 

MERAL Portal training in Myanmar

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 06/02/2020 - 19:50

EIFL and partners will train teams from 19 universities in Yangon and Mandalay to upload open access publications to the Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal (MERAL). 

Webinar: Enrich your DSpace repository with customized tools

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 15:21

Join this EIFL webinar to learn how our Serbian colleagues successfully customized tools for DSpace repositories, leading to increased deposit rates and percentages of open access content, and greater researcher engagement with repositories.

Public Domain Day

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 29/01/2020 - 15:33

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will take part in the second annual Public Domain Day celebration, to be held at the American University Washington College of Law.

Congratulations to EIFL Innovation Award winners!

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 27/01/2020 - 15:36

Public libraries are playing a vital role in helping people get online by providing access to computers and workspaces, teaching ICT skills and creating information services focused on local needs. Innovation and creativity are essential to ensure that access is meaningful and that people develop the skills needed to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the digital world. 

We are delighted to name the winners of the 13th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, for public libraries that are teaching digital skills in innovative ways.

Congratulations to –

EIFL to testify at USTR hearing on South Africa

EIFL-OA news and events - Sat, 25/01/2020 - 14:24

On 31 January 2020, EIFL will testify at the Office of the US Trade Representative at a public hearing to review South Africa’s place in its largest preferential trade scheme for developing countries, known as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). GSP provides duty-free access to US markets of goods from designated developing countries, including South Africa, and is a gateway for participation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), worth an estimated $2.38 billion to the South African economy.

Supporting Education: Innovation Award

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 18:15

Children, moms and dads, grannies and grandpas are all learning together in Utena ‘A. & M. Miskiniai’ Public Library’s Family Digital Activity Centre. 

Opened in 2019, the centre is equipped with advanced digital hardware and software. In the centre, librarians offer free courses in skills like 3D design and printing, computer coding for robotics, operating drones and much more. 

Supporting Education: Innovation Award

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 17:25

Children as young as three years old are getting a head start in two vital skill sets that they will need to become successful adults - digital technology and financial literacy - in this public library in Croatia.

Prelog City Public Library serves the town of Prelog in northern Croatia. Maja Lesinger, head of  the library explains why the library chose to integrate digital and financial knowledge and skills in a training programme for preschool children (aged 3 - 6) and primary school children (aged 7 - 11). 

Social inclusion: Innovation Award

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 16:35

Through digital skills training, ‘Oralkhan Bokeev’ City Library of Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan is helping young people living with disability to become more active, confident and independent as they face the challenges of integrating into society as equals. 

EIFL renews agreement with ASTM

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 23/01/2020 - 19:22

EIFL has renewed its agreement with ASTM International until December 2022.

Through this agreement, institutions have the option to subscribe to ASTM Compass at discounted prices. ASTM Compass includes full text access to ASTM's 13,000 standards, as well as the ASTM Digital Library of 1,800 technical e-books, eight journals and proceedings and bulletins.

USTR public hearing on South Africa

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 23/01/2020 - 16:47

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will testify at the Office of the US Trade Representative during a public hearing to review South Africa’s place in its largest preferential trade scheme for developing countries, known as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

EIFL renews agreement with IOP publishing

EIFL-OA news and events - Wed, 22/01/2020 - 18:51

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing for its collection of journals, IOPscience. The IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals, and the IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals. Subjects covered are biological physics, chemistry, engineering, environment, mathematics, medical physics, and general physics.

EIFL has negotiated free access to the Standard Package for some EIFL partner countries, and discounted access to the Premium Package and/or the Standard Package for others.

2019 a bumper year for the Marrakesh Treaty

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 17/01/2020 - 11:08

2019 was another great year for the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities, confirming its place as WIPO’s fastest moving and most successful treaty. Thirteen more countries joined the treaty in 2019, including two EIFL partner countries - Thailand and Zimbabwe. 

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