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User rights in WIPO broadcast treaty must be strengthened

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 16:23

At WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/42) that took place in May 2022, the Committee agreed that the Chair would revise the Draft Text for the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty (document SCCR/42/3) based on comments, suggestions and questions from delegations.

Ebooks – where are we heading?

Wed, 29/06/2022 - 14:39

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and LIbraries Programme Manager, will attend a one-day workshop on the e-book crisis in libraries caused by increasing and unpredictable licence costs, restrictive licensing terms and restrictions on content availability.

ESOF2022 in Katowice

Wed, 29/06/2022 - 12:46

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is a panelist on the ‘Be open – be scientist. Global transformation of science. Policy perspective’, panel during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022 in Katowice, Poland. The panel addresses the Freedom and Societal Responsibility of Science theme, and is hosted by University of Silesia in Katowice and the National Science Centre Poland. 

Webinar: OA publishing in public health

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 11:08

Calling African journal editors, librarians and all others interested in open access publishing and public health - join this LIBSENSE and PublicHealth.Africa (PHA) webinar to discuss the results of a study of open access parameters in African public health journals, to share good open access publishing practices, and discuss an education programme to facilitate open publishing in Africa.

Webinar: OA publishing in public health

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 11:07

Calling African journal editors, librarians and all others interested in open access publishing and public health - join this LIBSENSE and PublicHealth.Africa (PHA) webinar to discuss the results of a study of open access parameters in African public health journals, to share good open access publishing practices, and discuss an education programme to facilitate open publishing in Africa. 

Training of public librarians in Uganda

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 16:28

Fifteen librarians from 11 public and community libraries in Uganda will participate in a five-day training programme conducted by EIFL’s partners in the 'Digital skills @ your local library' project, Maendeleo Foundation and the National Library of Uganda.

Heritage Preservation for a Sustainable Future

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 17:17

The National Library of Armenia will host an International conference, 'Heritage Preservation for a Sustainable Future', dedicated to the 510th anniversary of Armenian printing.

Online courses inspire women & youth in Uganda

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 17:08

Single mothers, street vendors, business women, out-of-school and unemployed youth, teachers and health workers in Uganda are using the internet to broaden their knowledge, learn new skills and create new products that they can sell or use after learning digital skills and taking online courses in their local libraries.

University of Maribor Open Science Summer School

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 15:16

The University of Maribor Summer School offers PhD students and early career researchers the opportunity to learn and develop skills in the fields of research data management, open access to research results, the use of open research infrastructure, supercomputing resources and the European Open Science Cloud. 

FSCI 2022

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 17:37

FSCI 2022, a community-led FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute event, will take place online, with the theme ‘Collaboration for Action: Sharing Knowledge Across Boundaries’. FSCI 2022 is presented by the FORCE 11 community in collaboration with the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Library. 

EOSC Future Consortium meeting

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 16:52

EOSC Future is an EU-funded project that is implementing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). EOSC will give European researchers access to a wide web of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data and related services.

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in the EOSC Future Consortium to exchange plans and discuss ideas.

OJS workshop for central Kenya universities

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 14:24

EIFL’s partner consortium, the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), is organizing an Open Journals Systems (OJS) implementation workshop at the University of Embu for Chuka University, Dedan Kimathi University, Karatina University, Kenya Methodist University, Meru University and Muranga University. 

EIFL webinar: Get ready for WIPO!

Wed, 15/06/2022 - 12:35

The 42nd session of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 9 - 13 May 2022. It is the first full meeting since the start of the pandemic. It will take place in hybrid format, with in-person participation in Geneva and online.

During COVID-related travel restrictions, member states did not engage in negotiations or decision-making, and observers, such as EIFL, could not attend. Now restrictions are lifted, and SCCR is back in business!

Copyright and COVID: Libraries take stock

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 16:05

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, reports on recent evidence highlighting the need for strong copyright exceptions for libraries to support the delivery of online content and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WIPO Assemblies 2022

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 08:29

The WIPO Assemblies are the main policy and decision making bodies of WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization).

Items of special interest to EIFL are the Report on the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the Assembly of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, as well as general statements where countries set out their position on all the issues under consideration.

EIFL joins OA Switchboard

Mon, 13/06/2022 - 14:27

Open Access (OA) is growing every year. The agreements that EIFL has negotiated with publishers for waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) are one of the drivers of this global growth.

It is important that library consortia and libraries in EIFL partner countries can monitor the open access publications by affiliated authors. This information enables them to observe the impact of university strategies for open access, and to report progress to all stakeholders.

EIFL-PLIP T-break: Short-form and micro training methods

Mon, 13/06/2022 - 11:20

Public librarians in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event.

Open Access Week 2022

Mon, 13/06/2022 - 10:21

International Open Access Week 2022 (OA Week 2022) takes place from 24 - 30 October, and EIFL will be celebrating with libraries and researchers in our partner countries.

The theme this year is ‘Open For Climate Justice’. The theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community.

Horizon Europe open science requirements in practice

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 14:25

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager will be among the facilitators at this webinar on the open science policies and requirements of the Horizon Europe (HE) funding programme. The webinar will be followed by a preview of the main tools and services offered by OpenAIRE to help project coordinators and research support staff to comply with HE requirements.

Open access in Kyrgyz universities

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 13:48

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will speak at a two-day seminar on open access for university librarians and research officers from major universities in Kyrgyzstan. 

The seminar is part of the EIFL-supported ‘Building the foundation for Open Access development across universities in Kyrgyzstan’ project, which is being implemented by EIFL’s partners, the Kyrgyzstan Library Information Consortium (KLIC)  and the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). The seminar will take place at AUCA.