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High-level seminar in Africa on copyright reform

Tue, 11/06/2019 - 12:52

On 12-13 June 2019, heads of copyright offices from more than 40 African states will meet in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, and education in the African region.

The regional seminar is jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). The objective of the seminar is to analyze the situation of libraries, archives and educational institutions, and copyright limitations and exceptions in WIPO member states in Africa, and to define areas for action.

Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal

Fri, 31/05/2019 - 10:50

Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and other research output from Myanmar universities.

Webinar: Open Knowledge Maps

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 18:14

Librarians, researchers and students are invited to join this EIFL webinar about Open Knowledge Maps, an interface that searches databases for research and presents search results visually, in the form of knowledge maps.

The knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic by showing the main areas researched at a glance, and papers related to each area. Papers found are clustered together into similar topics.

Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019

Mon, 20/05/2019 - 11:30

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, are to present a paper at the Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019.

The theme of the conference, which takes place at the University of Yangon, is 'Nation Building through Quality Research and Innovation'.

 

Yangon 'Effective Training' workshop

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 20:40

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, Universities' Central Library, Yangon University of Economics,  East Yangon and West Yangon universities, Dagon University, Sittwe University and Mawlamyine University - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

Webinar: Open Access and the Humanities: A Train the Trainer Perspective

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 11:54

This train-the-trainer webinar, hosted by EIFL and FOSTER Open Science, aims to develop and deepen understanding of the topic, 'Open Access and the Humanities', and of the tools and methods available to trainers. Participants will learn about the challenges faced in training humanities researchers on open access, and the issues and challenges faced by humanists. There will be discussion of future collaboration, and a programme of events and activities to enable collaboration and learning. 

Date and time: 21 May, 13.00 CEST.  

2018 EIFL Annual Report

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 16:02

We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2018 Annual Report, celebrating achievements of our programmes and projects during the year.

Thank-you to everyone who worked with us in 2018.

READ NOW

Read the online version of the Annual Report here.

Download the low resolution PDF version of the Annual Report here.

Yangon 'Effective Training' workshop

Fri, 26/04/2019 - 12:27

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, Universities' Central Library, Yangon University of Economics,  East Yangon and West Yangon universities, Dagon University, Sittwe University and Mawlamyine University - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

WIPO Regional Seminar in Africa

Fri, 26/04/2019 - 12:06

A delegation from EIFL will participate in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Regional Seminar for the African region on libraries, archives, museums, and educational and research institutions.

Training Namibian public library trainers

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 15:47

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend two EIFL workshops on the topics, how to evaluate new public library services (two days), and communications and advocacy (two days).

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network.

Four more universities adopt OA policies

Wed, 24/04/2019 - 12:51

EIFL welcomes the news that four more universities in EIFL partner countries, one in Ethiopia and three in Serbia, have adopted open access and open science policies.

This brings the total number of institutions in EIFL partner countries that have adopted open access and open science policies to 148.

Positive start to WIPO’s first copyright session in 2019

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 11:47

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, participated in the 38th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that took place in Geneva from 1-5 April 2019. EIFL engaged with member states to explain why libraries need an international copyright framework, and how the planned WIPO regional seminars can contribute to achieving real results.

Mandalay 'Effective Training' workshop

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 14:43

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

4th Global ESAC Workshop

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:20

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) Workshop, 'Transformative Agreements in Practice', at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich.

The aim of the workshop is empower institutions and library consortia with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements.

 

Open Repositories 2019

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 14:21

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is to participate in the 14th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2019), which brings together people from higher education, government, libraries, archives and museums to focus on repository infrastructure, tools, services, and policies.

The main theme for OR2019 is ‘All the User Needs'. In addition to serving on the OR2019 conference programme committee, Kuchma is co-chairing a poster session with Liz Krznarich, Tech Lead at ORCID.

EaPConnect’s OpenAIRE Training

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 13:02

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will lead training in this two-day interactive workshop on open science for representatives of national research and education networks (NRENs) in six Eastern European countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

Open Science bootcamp in Serbia

Wed, 10/04/2019 - 11:55

On behalf of the FOSTER project, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will lead an open science train-the-trainer bootcamp for 25 librarians from Serbia who are providing open science training at their institutions.

The bootcamp is organized by the University of Belgrade in cooperation with the University Library ‘Svetozar Markovic’, and takes place at the University of Belgrade.

Enhancing open science in West, Central Africa

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 12:25

Libraries and regional and national Research and Education Networks (RENs) in West and Central Africa have endorsed a template for a Terms of Reference (ToR) for joint activities through which the library and REN communities can advance open science and open access in the region.

Training skills workshop for public librarians from Uganda and Zambia

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 11:39

Fifteen public librarians from Zambia (11) and Uganda (4) will attend an EIFL training-of-trainers workshop to enable them to train their fellow librarians.

In addition to learning practical training and facilitation skills, the librarians will receive guidance in adapting training resources developed by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to suit their local contexts. The resources cover a variety of topics related to public library service innovation.

2019 EIFL General Assembly

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:40

Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Biskek capital of Kyrgyzstan for the 2019 EIFL General Assembly (GA), EIFL’s major knowledge-sharing event of the year.

This year’s GA is hosted by the American University of Central Asia, a non-profit non-profit higher education institution also known as AUCA.

During the three-day event, representatives of EIFL partner consortia will share their achievements, challenges and hear updates from EIFL programme managers on developments in their specialist areas.