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Why Europe needs a Digital Knowledge Act

Fri, 19/07/2024 - 13:32

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will moderate a session at the event, ‘Why Europe needs a Digital Knowledge Act’, that will bring together EU policymakers, academics and civil society to discuss legislative measures needed to enable knowledge institutions, such as libraries, fulfill their public mission in the digital age.

UN HLPF Virtual Side Event

Thu, 11/07/2024 - 18:46

Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Manager, will contribute to the panel discussion at the virtual side event Creating a Global Knowledge Commons for Mission 4.7, hosted by the IFLA, UNESCO, and SDSN. 

2024 EIFL General Assembly

Mon, 08/07/2024 - 20:07

We are delighted to announce that the 2024 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, will take place in Istanbul, Turkey. We look forward to welcoming our library consortium coordinators and publisher partners from all over the world to Istanbul.

Training of Public Library Trainers in Ghana

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 18:56

Regional and district librarians from 15 public libraries in Ghana will participate in a five-day training-of-trainers programme organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) as part of the ‘Digital Learning @ Ghana Public Libraries’ project.

The 3rd international Conference on Information Literacy – Africa 2024

Wed, 03/07/2024 - 15:44

Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Manager, will attend the 3rd international Conference on Information Literacy (ICIL – Africa 2024), which will take place on October 14-17, 2024 in Alexandria, Egypt, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina conference center. 

EIFL-PLIP T-break: Digital reading

Wed, 03/07/2024 - 15:39

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) team and partners in Ghana, 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, Digital reading. 

Copyright and Access to Knowledge in Malawi: Issues and developments

Tue, 18/06/2024 - 18:10

EIFL will organize an online information session with EIFL’s partner, the Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO), on copyright, libraries and access to knowledge. The topics will include the basics, such as the purpose of copyright and how it affects library activities, what libraries in Malawi can do under the Copyright Act (2016), and how Nigeria’s new copyright law might serve as an inspiration for future copyright reform.

New! EIFL guide on Rights Retention and Secondary Publishing Rights

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 11:29

EIFL has published a new guide on Rights Retention and Secondary Publishing Rights to support researchers and authors in EIFL partner countries

Digital technologies for libraries

Fri, 14/06/2024 - 12:22

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and Milica Ševkušić, EIFL Open Access Project Coordinator, will give online presentations about new opportunities that open access brings to universities at the annual training event for university libraries hosted by EIFL partners - the American University of Central Asia and the Kyrgyzstan Library Information Consortium (KLIC).

Setting Quality Standards for Diamond Open Access

Fri, 07/06/2024 - 13:27

The DIAMAS (Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication) project has launched the Diamond OA Standard (DOAS) tool for institutional publishers and service providers.

Open science trainers meet-up

Fri, 07/06/2024 - 09:44

Join us for the fourth EIFL online meet-up of open science trainers, where we will discuss training related news and activities. 

  • Date and time: 3 July 2024,  09:00 UTC 
  • Registration: Please register here to participate in the meet-up

UXLibs8 – 2024

Mon, 03/06/2024 - 17:05

Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, will attend the 8th User Experience in Libraries (UXLibs) Conference, that takes place at Anglia Ruskin University. 

The theme of UXLibs 2024 is ‘Curiosity and Empathy’. The conference brings together library staff and researchers to share expertise UX Research & Design in a library context.

Ghana training shifts library approaches to digital literacy skills programmes

Mon, 03/06/2024 - 13:09

Ugne Lipeikaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Impact Manager, tells how training of public library trainers in Ghana is shifting library perspectives on how to conduct digital literacy skills training. 

Webinar: Rights Retention and Secondary Publishing Rights

Sat, 01/06/2024 - 17:32

Join this EIFL webinar to launch a new EIFL guide on Rights Retention and Secondary Publishing Rights, powerful tools to boost the achievement of open access to research.

Technology and Innovation Class at North Carolina Central University

Thu, 30/05/2024 - 10:49

Ugne Lipeikaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Impact Manager, will be a guest speaker during the 'Technology and Innovation' class of the Global Librarianship course at North Carolina Central University. Ugne will share the experiences of EIFL-PLIP in fostering digital transformation and innovation in public libraries.

Grant call: Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Sat, 25/05/2024 - 18:34

EIFL, AJOL (African Journals Online) and WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network) invite African organizations - legal entities that own open access (OA) journals that do not charge any fees for either authors or readers (often referred to as Diamond OA journals), and where editorial teams are based - to participate in this call for proposals. 

Setting the bar - Nigeria’s new copyright law

Fri, 24/05/2024 - 11:35

At a recent webinar organized by EIFL in cooperation with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), experts agreed that Nigeria’s Copyright Act, 2022 (adopted in 2023) is one of the best in the world with respect to libraries and library activities. It can serve as a model for other countries in Africa that are reforming their copyright laws, a reference point for implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Protocol on Intellectual Property (IP) Rights, and it can support work at WIPO on copyright limitations and exceptions.

No-fee Open Access Publishing in Africa

Wed, 22/05/2024 - 11:56

Join EIFL, WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network) and AJOL (African Journals Online) in this LIBSENSE webinar about no-fee open access publishing in Africa and their collaboration to strengthen the publishing ecosystem. 

This webinar will explore the benefits of Diamond Open Access journals, which do not charge fees to authors or readers. 

2023 EIFL Annual Report

Tue, 21/05/2024 - 19:23

We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2023 Annual Report, in which we share our achievements and tell the stories of people who have benefited from our work. 

In addition, the report celebrates the 20th anniversary of the EIFL Open Access Programme with a special feature about the contribution that the programme has made to facilitating the open sharing of research over two decades.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to build and shape EIFL over the years.

Building a cohort of open scholarship trainers

Tue, 21/05/2024 - 18:54

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will deliver a keynote address on open access and open scholarship for 35 librarians from CUUL (Consortium of Uganda University Libraries) member institutions attending a workshop titled ‘Building a Cohort of Open Scholarship Trainers to Boost Adoption of DataCite Open Infrastructure Services among the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries’.