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eLibrary Myanmar project 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.

Electronic Information for Science and Progress

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:16

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, is to attend the international Electronic Information for Science and Progress conference.

The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ‘Martynas Mažvydas’ National Library of Lithuania, which is also the conference venue.

EU copyright reform shows need for global reform

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 20:03

Limitations and exceptions for libraries & archives and education have been on the agenda at WIPO since 2011. Work on the topic has been extensive, substantive and has enjoyed much support from most WIPO member states. But two allied groups of member states, the European Union (EU) and the group of Central European and Baltic States (CEBS), have resisted progress and repeatedly opposed discussion on an international instrument concerning limitations and exceptions for education, research, libraries, archives, and museums.

Research Data Management training for PhDs

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 13:37

Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, and Helene Brinken of Georg-August University of Göttingen (UGOE) will train PhD students at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in research data management and data management planning.

The training is part of a broader KTU programme to encourage open science practices by early career researchers. 



Open science bootcamp in Lithuania

Mon, 25/03/2019 - 12:22

On behalf of the FOSTER project,  EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will lead an open science train-the-trainer bootcamp for librarians from Lithuania who are providing open science training at their institutions. The bootcamp takes place at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). 

Open Science and Research Data Management Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp

Fri, 22/03/2019 - 19:06

Are you an open science and research data management (RDM) trainer who wants to expand and improve your training skills?

Join this full-day train-the-trainer bootcamp organized by the FOSTER project, CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives), ELIXIR (an international governmental organization that brings together life science resources from across Europe) and DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services). The bootcamp will take place from 9:00 to 17:00 at DANS.

EIFL open access training in the news in Ghana

Fri, 22/03/2019 - 16:38

Programme title: Joy News Prime (local TV news broadcast)

Publication/media outlet: Joy News

Date broadcast: 21 March 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of bulletin: English

View now: Click here to see the TV broadcast on YouTube (go to minute 35:30)

Webinar - Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library

Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will be one of three presenters in this webinar on Open Science: Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library.