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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’. 

How to get more content for your repository

Tue, 21/05/2024 - 12:24

 Join this EIFL webinar with EIFL Open Access Programme Project Coordinator Milica Ševkušić who will share her experience at the Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts on strategies to increase deposit rates, identify the right version of the article to deposit in an  institutional repository and ensure that over 90% of repository content is open access.  

WSIS +20 Forum

Mon, 20/05/2024 - 17:34

Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, will attend the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event 2024 remotely. 

The Forum marks 20 years of progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It will serve as a platform for multistakeholder discussions with the objective to take stock of the achievements and key trends, challenges and opportunities since the Geneva Plan of Action in 2003.

COAR Annual Conference 2024

Mon, 20/05/2024 - 13:41

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will speak about ‘Multilingualism in Repositories’ during  the COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) Annual Conference 2024 open session. 

4th KLISC International Conference

Thu, 16/05/2024 - 16:51

EIFL Open Access Programme Project Coordinator Milica Ševkušić will be one of the speakers at the 4th KLISC International Conference, organized by the Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC). KLISC is EIFL’s national library consortium partner in Kenya. 

Q&A 5 - Grant call: Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Fri, 10/05/2024 - 13:34

EIFL, AJOL (African Journals Online) and WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network) have invited 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 the grant call, Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Q&A 4 - Grant call: Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Fri, 10/05/2024 - 13:16

EIFL, AJOL (African Journals Online) and WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network) have invited 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 the grant call, Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Q&A 3 - Grant call: Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Fri, 10/05/2024 - 13:04

EIFL, AJOL (African Journals Online) and WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network) have invited 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 the grant call, Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Open science trainers meet-up

Fri, 03/05/2024 - 19:00

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

  • Date and time: 4 June 2024,  09:00 UTC 
  • Registration: Please register here to participate in the meet-up

Q&A 2 - Grant call: Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Fri, 03/05/2024 - 17:20

EIFL, AJOL (African Journals Online) and WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network) have invited 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 the grant call, Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Q&A 2 - Grant call: Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Fri, 03/05/2024 - 17:20

EIFL, AJOL (African Journals Online) and WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network) have invited 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 the grant call, Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

DIAMAS Conversation: Advancing Diamond OA in Europe

Fri, 03/05/2024 - 12:17

Join the first webinar in the newly-launched DIAMAS Conversation series for libraries that aims to engage libraries in advancing Diamond open access (OA) in Europe. EIFL will co-facilitate the DIAMAS Conversation series, which focuses on sustainability and other issues and challenges faced by Diamond OA publishers. 

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

Mon, 29/04/2024 - 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. 

Q&A 1 - Grant call: Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

Mon, 29/04/2024 - 18:34

EIFL, AJOL (African Journals Online) and WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network) have invited 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 the grant call, Strengthening no-fee open access publishing in Africa

The financial sustainability of Diamond open access publishers

Fri, 26/04/2024 - 15:50

The DIAMAS (Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication) project has published a report investigating the financial sustainability of institutional publishers and service providers. EIFL is a partner in the DIAMAS project, and Milica Ševkušić, Project Coordinator for the EIFL Open Access Programme, is one of the contributors to the report.