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Webinar: Open Science Communities

Tue, 02/03/2021 - 13:33

Are you interested in building Open Science Communities? Would you like to learn more? Join this OpenAIRE webinar, hosted by EIFL, with Loek Brinkman, Assistant Professor at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, who will talk about Open Science Communities in the Netherlands. 

Society for Scholarly Publishing

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 16:57

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will be a panellist during the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, which brings together publishers, librarians, academics, funders, technologists, and others with a stake in how research is shared. The theme of the meeting is, ‘Charting a New Course from Chaos to Innovation’. 

OPTIMA project kick-off meeting

Thu, 18/02/2021 - 12:38

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in the OPTIMA - Open Practices, Transparency and Integrity for Modern Academia - project kick-off meeting. 

FlashForward: Access to Knowledge in a Pandemic

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 17:10

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will organize a session ‘Access to Knowledge in a Pandemic (or How Copyright Exceptions Facilitate Social Distancing)’ at FlashForward, an online event to celebrate Flash Grant recipients and to enhance its connections as a fellowship community.

WIPO Copyright Committee (41st session)

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 16:50

The 41st session of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is scheduled to take place in Geneva from 28 June  - 1 July 2021. 

The modality of the meeting has not been confirmed - it will be influenced by guidance from the United Nations and any host country restrictions, and decided in consultation with the Member States. SCCR/40 took place in hybrid mode (in-person for Geneva-based delegates and online).

2021 – a year of open science training?

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 13:33

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, looks forward to a challenging and busy year for open science training.

Moving open access and open science training events online was a challenge and an opportunity in 2020. Training in a virtual environment diminishes the variety of interactions that face-to-face training allows; however, at the same time, we were able to reach many more people through our events and workshops - people who might not have been able to travel to training. 

EIFL calls on WTO to support LDC request

Tue, 16/02/2021 - 17:39

EIFL has called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to grant a request by Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to extend the LDC TRIPS exemption for as long as a country remains an LDC.

Article 66.1 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) grants Least Developed Countries (LDCs) an exemption from implementing the substantive obligations for protection and enforcement of IP rights, including copyright. 

Access to knowledge for all – EIFL’s next steps

Mon, 15/02/2021 - 11:07

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, looks back at our achievements and successes over the past three years and presents our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. 

Access to knowledge has never been more critical. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital need for knowledge and information and the benefits of open science. At the same time, the pandemic has deepened global inequalities and the digital divide. 

Dataverse repository webinar

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 18:49

Are you looking for software to run your research data repository? Join this LIBSENSE webinar, hosted by EIFL, and learn about Dataverse software for setting up repositories for research data.

  • Date and time: 10 March at 10:00-11:30 GMT  
  • To register: Please register here

Dataverse (https://dataverse.org) is free and open source software for repositories to share, preserve and explore research data.

Open access publishing with OJS 3

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 18:27

Webinar: Join this LIBSENSE webinar hosted by EIFL about good practices in using Open Journal Systems software (OJS) 3 and establishing an open access scholarly journal. OJS is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. Originally developed and released by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research, it is the most widely used open source journal publishing platform in existence, with over 10,000 journals using it worldwide. 

Copyright policy action for OA

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 18:17

Webinar: This EIFL and SPARC Europe webinar will provide copyright policy updates from international and national policy-makers and discuss policy alignment actions to enable researchers to disseminate their research as widely as possible.

Young innovators to take part in African Library Summit

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 13:50

Congratulations to five young African public library innovators who have been selected by EIFL to speak at the 4th conference of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) and the 6th African Library Summit, scheduled to take place online during the third week of May.

The Summit is attended by public library leadership and librarians, government officials and information stakeholders from across the African continent. The Summit theme this year is ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution, sustainable development and African libraries’.

UKSG 44th Annual Conference 2021

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 13:15

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Coordinator, will participate in the UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition 2021. 

The conference is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which attracts a large number of delegates each year from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. The conference combines plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with virtual social events and a major online trade exhibition. 

Access Lab 2021

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 13:05

EIFL will participate in Access Lab 2021, a two-day event that brings together librarians, publishers and library users to discuss challenges and solutions around discovery and access to digital content and services. The theme for this year’s event is 'Thriving in the (un)usual'. The event will be held online.

EIFL Country Coordinator for Uganda David Bukenya will be a panelist during a debate about the digital divide, and EIFL Licensing Programme Manager Romy Beard will also attend the event. 

EIFL, Taylor & Francis renew agreement

Wed, 03/02/2021 - 14:06

EIFL’s renewed agreement with Taylor & Francis includes discounted read access to over 2,000 journals and waived and discounted Article Processing Charges(APCs) in 123 fully open access journals. The agreement lasts until 2023.

Discounted read access

Through the agreement, libraries in 21 EIFL countries are eligible for discounted access to the Taylor & Francis Science & Technology, and Social Science & Humanities Journals Collections of over 2,000 journals. Eligible countries:

GRAPES Doctoral School 1 & Midterm Meeting

Mon, 01/02/2021 - 19:07

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, joins Elli Papadopoulou of the Athena Research Centre (Greece) in an OpenAIRE introductory session on Open Science during the Doctoral School 1 & Midterm Meeting of the GRAPES project. 

Getting started with WIPO

Mon, 01/02/2021 - 13:49

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will join IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) in a webinar to introduce library professionals to the work of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and how the international library community engages at WIPO. The webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about how to get involved so that libraries have a stronger voice internationally on copyright issues.

Consultation on NUOL repository

Fri, 29/01/2021 - 13:44

EIFL Director Rima Kupryte and EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will facilitate a consultation meeting on the development of the National University of Laos (NUOL) open access repository. 

The repository will strengthen NUOL’s tradition of research excellence, preserve research outputs, improve dissemination and visibility of a variety of scholarly materials and provide a free, open and persistent point of access to them.

Webinar: RePol - Repository Policy Generator and Shareyourpaper.org

Thu, 28/01/2021 - 18:54

Involved in repository management and struggling to formulate machine-readable repository policy and/or locate the right version of the article to be uploaded to the repository? Join this EIFL webinar and discuss with colleagues!