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EIFL agreements boost open access publishing

Tue, 09/08/2022 - 14:45

Lorraine Estelle, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, analyses the amount of research published in open access in 2021 by authors from EIFL partner countries, to find out how EIFL-negotiated open access agreements are making a difference.  

Diamond Open Access Conference

Tue, 09/08/2022 - 10:47

Diamond Open Access (OA) refers to a scholarly publication model in which journals and platforms do not charge fees to either authors or readers. In March 2022, Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) presented an Action Plan for Diamond OA to strengthen the Diamond Open Access ecosystem. The Action Plan has been endorsed by over 55 organizations, including EIFL, and many individuals

National Research Repository workshop, Zambia

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 12:08

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, with EIFL partners the Zambia Library Consortium (ZALICO) and the University of Zambia, will speak about repository development in Zambia and other African countries at this National Research Repository planning workshop in Zambia. 

Webinar: Copyright and licensing - Ukraine

Mon, 01/08/2022 - 18:23

Ukrainian journal editors and publishers are invited to join the SUES (Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff) webinar on copyright and licensing. 

Webinar: Indexing journals in DOAJ - Ukraine

Mon, 01/08/2022 - 18:13

Ukrainian open access journal editors and publishers are invited to join the first SUES (Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff) webinar to learn more about the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). 

Institutional Repository Assessment: Asia

Fri, 29/07/2022 - 13:16

Join this COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) Asia OA sharing session on the latest developments in institutional repositories assessment in Japan and Singapore. Topics to be covered are - 

EIFL-PLIP T-break: Online learning

Fri, 29/07/2022 - 13:05

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

There will be three speakers:

Small libraries are making a big impact

Thu, 28/07/2022 - 15:50

The two African public librarians who travelled to Romania as part of the 2022 EIFL Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI 2022) programme, and the Romanian librarians they met on their journey, were amazed at how much their libraries have in common, writes EIFL Public Library Innovation Manager, Ramune Petuchovaite.

LEGO Foundation supports EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 14:13

The 2022 EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, with support from the LEGO Foundation, will be awarded to public and community libraries that have proved excellence in enabling learning through play.

The LEGO Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that children globally are given opportunities to learn through play, which develops in them essential skills to thrive in life and reach their full potential.

EIFL renews agreement with MSP for three years

Thu, 21/07/2022 - 13:28

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Mathematical Science Publishers (MSP) journals. This agreement provides for free access to 17 peer-reviewed journals in 29 countries.

MPS is a scholar-led non-profit publisher, with a mission to serve the maths community through high-quality publishing. Journals are published in the areas of mathematics and engineering. New journal titles will be automatically added to the collection.

The agreement runs from January 2023 until December 2025 and is open to library consortia and libraries in the following EIFL partner countries:

OJS workshop for the Western and Nyanza region Kenya universities

Wed, 13/07/2022 - 17:42

EIFL’s partner consortium, the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), is organizing an Open Journals Systems (OJS) implementation workshop at Rongo University for the Western and Nyanza region universities. 

Webinar: Depositing AAMs in IRs

Wed, 13/07/2022 - 12:34

The majority of publishers allow the author’s final version of the article, also called the Author’s Accepted Manuscript (AAM), to be deposited in a repository and provide open access to it. This  maximizes an article's visibility and impact.

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’ and ‘Be open – be scientist. Global transformation of science. Practice perspective’ panels during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022 in Katowice, 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.