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Occupy Library Innovators Hub

Fri, 15/01/2021 - 16:08

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA will conduct a workshop titled ‘Libraries are great? Prove it! Data and evidence-based storytelling’ for the Occupy Library Innovators Hub project. 


Fri, 15/01/2021 - 15:43

SPIDER (the Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions) has invited Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, to take part in SPIDER DINE (Digital Impact and Networking Event)

SPIDER DINE is a digital conference on the impact of digital transformation on global development in the past 10 years while looking ahead to 2030.  SPIDER is based at DSV, Department of Computer and System Sciences, which is part of Stockholm University.

UNESCO’s milestone in facilitating Open Science

Wed, 06/01/2021 - 19:15

In September 2020 UNESCO submitted a first draft Recommendation on Open Science to its 193 member states following extensive global consultation. Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, was one of the 30 international experts appointed by the Director-General of UNESCO to serve on the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee that prepared the first draft Recommendation. 

Article title: UNESCO Weighs In On Open Science

Open Repositories 2021

Mon, 04/01/2021 - 14:55

‘Open for All’ is the theme of the 16th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2021), which will provide a platform to explore and reflect on the ways in which repositories enable openness for all. 

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is one of the programme co-chairs, with Liz Krznarich, DataCite, and Leila Sterman, Montana State University.

Online Consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

Tue, 22/12/2020 - 10:58

UNESCO is hosting an online consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science that will provide a platform for indigenous peoples to provide their views on opportunities, challenges, needs and ways forward for indigenous and local knowledge and open science.

Comments and recommendations will shape the draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

FAIRIO workshop on Findability

Mon, 21/12/2020 - 18:01

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will participate in the final FAIRIO virtual workshop, on Findability of Research Information. The main input will be given by Herbert van de Sompel, Chief Innovation Officer at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). The workshop is hosted by the State Scientific Library of the Ukraine in Kyiv and the TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.

DSpace 7 User-Facing Documentation Writing Sprint

Mon, 21/12/2020 - 16:59

Join us for this week long DSpace 7 user-facing documentation writing sprint, from January 18-24, 2021! 

During the week, writing teams, coordinated by the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT), will work asynchronously (and in planned, optional co-working sessions) to produce DSpace 7 documentation for repository, community and collection Administrators and Submitters. 

This is NOT technical documentation and your experience with previous versions of DSpace is sufficient.

Webinar: INELI India and South Asia

Mon, 21/12/2020 - 16:11

The International Network of Library Innovators (INELI) India and South Asia has invited the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to present a webinar featuring three winners of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

The webinar is titled ‘EIFL Public Library Innovation Award Winners: community driven library services from Croatia, Lithuania, and Moldova’, and the three libraries are:

The Right to Read in Belarus

Thu, 17/12/2020 - 19:11

EIFL has been engaged in copyright work in Belarus since 2006.

In cooperation with our partner, the Council of Belarusian Libraries on Information Cooperation (BelCoLib), EIFL has provided copyright training and supported the adoption of library and disability-friendly provisions in the copyright law.

Since 2016, we have focused on encouraging adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities in Belarus to help fulfill the promise of the right to read for people who are visually impaired or are other print disabled.

EIFL renews Bookshare agreement

Mon, 14/12/2020 - 17:17

EIFL has renewed its three-year agreement with Benetech, a technology company based in Silicon Valley, California, USA, for access to Bookshare, the world's largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities.

Bookshare is an online library for people who read differently because of disabilities that affect their use of traditional print - for example, blindness, visual impairment, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities, such as Parkinson’s disease and paralysis.

EIFL Power: Electronic Information for Libraries

Wed, 09/12/2020 - 17:40

EIFL is delighted to be  invited to speak at this informal early evening social gathering via Zoom organized by the International Library and Information Group (ILIG) and the UK eInformation Group of the UK library and information association, CILIP.

OA policy development in India

Wed, 09/12/2020 - 16:59

Join us for a presentation and discussion about the open access policy development process in India, with Dr Arul George Scaria, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi.

Help support vital OA and OS infrastructures

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 20:06

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) has helped raise funds for six open access and open science infrastructures, generating 2,781,525 Euros in just three years. Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, who is on the SCOSS Board, updates us on SCOSS’ efforts to sustain open infrastructures. 

OA2020 Update and Summit of Chief Negotiators

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 13:42

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Progamme Manager, have been invited by the Open Access (OA) 2020 Initiative and the Max Planck Society to attend the OA2020 Summit of Chief Negotiators. 

The first part of the meeting, documenting the progress of OA2020 stakeholders, will be recorded and published on the OA2020 website; the second part of the meeting, highlighting benchmarks in key areas of transformative negotiation strategies, will be reserved for OA2020 partners participating live.

EIFL & ERS sign read & publish agreement

Mon, 07/12/2020 - 15:48

EIFL has signed a new read & publish agreement with the European Respiratory Society. The agreement, which lasts until December 2023, covers free and discounted read & publish prices for access to and publishing in its flagship journal, the European Respiratory Journal, for libraries and authors from 37 EIFL partner countries.

EIFL@WIPO: fair access, preservation, no lending tax

Fri, 04/12/2020 - 16:59

Teresa Hackett, EIFL’s Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, reports from the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) copyright committee that met recently in hybrid mode in Geneva 


Thu, 03/12/2020 - 19:27

The theme of the 10th e-Age20 conference, to be held online this year, is the ‘Power of e-Infrastructures - Shaping the Future of Online Research and Education’. 

The role of e-Infrastructures during the COVID-19 pandemic will be a key focus of e-AGE20, which will cover experiences of research collaboration, online teaching and learning, resource sharing, assessments, and classroom integration and interaction. The role of NRENs (National Research and Education Networks) and e-Infrastructures in the COVID-19 crisis will also be discussed.

MERAL Portal: Next steps for OA in Myanmar

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:39

Myanmar’s research community has enthusiastically embraced the new Myanmar Education Research and Learning (MERAL) Portal

In just four months since the launch of the MERAL Portal in July 2020, content has doubled. The portal now includes almost 6,000 journal articles, conference papers, theses and dissertations, research papers, books and books chapters from 19 universities. 

EIFL, CUP renew access & publishing agreement

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 17:58

EIFL has renewed its agreement with Cambridge University Press for access to and publishing in Cambridge University Press journals for a further year, until December 2021.

Free read access

Through the agreement, libraries in 11 EIFL countries can get free access to the Cambridge University Press Journals Collection of 404 titles.

Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Fiji, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Namibia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe