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The 'TU Darmstadt’ copyright case neatly explained

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 11/07/2016 - 13:36

Quick links to the recording and slides.

Participants at a recent EIFL webinar were treated by a leading lawyer involved in the ‘TU Darmstadt’ case to a concise analysis of the key issues decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning use of copyright protected works by a library.

Congratulations to four EIFL Innovation Award winners

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 07/07/2016 - 15:30

We are delighted to announce the winners of the ninth EIFL Innovation Award, for public library services improving people’s lives.

The four libraries, in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, use digital technology and fun activities to improve lives in their communities by addressing development issues included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Congratulations to four EIFL Innovation Award winners

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 07/07/2016 - 15:30

We are delighted to announce the winners of the ninth EIFL Innovation Award, for public library services improving people’s lives.

The four libraries, in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, use digital technology and fun activities to improve lives in their communities by addressing development issues included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Congratulations to –

Improving People’s Lives: Innovation award

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 07/07/2016 - 15:26

Over 1,500 children from seven schools in poor neighbourhoods of Yaoundé, capital of the Central African country of Cameroon, receive free online mathematics and computer coding lessons through their library’s mobile education service.

Launched in 2016, the mobile education service is offered by the community library, ‘Cercle de lecture et d’animation culturelle’, known across the city by its short name, CLAC. 

Improving People’s Lives: Innovation award

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 07/07/2016 - 15:26

Over 1,500 children from seven schools in poor neighbourhoods of Yaoundé, capital of the Central African country of Cameroon, receive free online mathematics and computer coding lessons through their library’s mobile education service.

Launched in 2016, the mobile education service is offered by the community library, ‘Cercle de lecture et d’animation culturelle’, known across the city by its short name, CLAC. 

Improving People’s Lives: Innovation award

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 07/07/2016 - 14:51

In the years that followed the 2008 global financial crisis, unemployment in the Caribbean Island of St Lucia rose by 8%, to an alarming 25%. Youth unemployment on the island is estimated to be over 30%.  In the rural district of Micoud in the southeastern part of the island, jobs are especially scarce. Without the hope of finding jobs, teenagers are not motivated to study further when they leave secondary school, and many can be seen idle in the village streets.

Improving People’s Lives: Innovation award

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 07/07/2016 - 14:42

All across the world, people are facing challenging environmental problems – pollution and waste, deforestation, extinction of species, global warming, changing weather patterns and rising sea levels, to name a few. As a result, environmental studies has become an important school subject in many countries – but in Polish schools, the subject is neglected.

Improving People’s Lives: Innovation award

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 07/07/2016 - 14:19

Most young Lithuanians choose to study subjects in the social sciences and humanities, and in 2014, just 6% of college and university students registered for courses related to information and communication technology (ICT). However, Lithuania needs more ICT and engineering specialists to ensure that the economy grows and remains competitive, according to recent Lithuanian labour market surveys.

EIFL draft law on copyright updated

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 06/07/2016 - 02:08

EIFL has updated its draft law on copyright to include a simplified and shortened provision on persons with disabilities.

The update comes as the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled is set to enter into force on 30 September 2016, following its ratification by 20 member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

How to write a Data Management Plan

EIFL news and events - სამ, 05/07/2016 - 18:47

Webinar: OpenAIRE and EUDAT are co-presenting this popular webinar which introduces researchers, data librarians, project coordinators and research officers to the process of writing Data Management Plans.

New vision for public libraries in Croatia

EIFL news and events - სამ, 05/07/2016 - 17:36

In March and May this year, EIFL convened meetings of over 20 leading Croatian public librarians and library advocates to develop a vision for public libraries in the context of Croatia’s national development strategies and priorities.

A dark day for international document supply

EIFL news and events - პარ, 01/07/2016 - 14:36

Today the British Library, one of the world’s largest research libraries, is terminating its international non-commercial document delivery service.

Until 2012 the Overseas Library Privilege Service - backed by a copyright exception - had been meeting the needs of researchers around the world for five decades.

Licensed to fail

EIFL news and events - პარ, 01/07/2016 - 13:45

In this blog, Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, reveals the data behind the demise of the British Library’s international non-commercial document supply service, reinforcing the argument that such services should be regulated by copyright law, not by licence.

Document delivery is a vital service in meeting the particular information needs of individual researchers, students and scholars.

Marrakesh Treaty set to enter into force

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 30/06/2016 - 21:36

EIFL is delighted to learn that Canada today became the 20th country to accede to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities.

This means that the treaty will enter into force on 30 September 2016 when countries that are party to the treaty will be allowed for the first time to create accessible format copies, and to exchange these copies across borders.

Renewal agreement with Oxford University Press

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 30/06/2016 - 20:22

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Oxford University Press for Oxford Journals and Online Products. 

The Oxford Journals Collection includes 285 high quality online journals in medicine, life sciences, mathematics and physical sciences, law, the humanities and social sciences.

The Online Products include various databases, covering subjects like art, music, biography, law, general reference and medicine.

Renewal agreement for Cambridge Journals Online

EIFL news and events - სამ, 28/06/2016 - 23:27

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Journals Online.

Copyright reform in Poland - what do the changes mean for libraries?

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 22/06/2016 - 20:23

Webinar: Learn how Poland’s new copyright law brought library services in Poland into the twenty-first century. The guest speaker is Barbara Szczepanska who advocated for libraries during the two-year public consultation process.

How to make your OA repository work really well!

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 20/06/2016 - 17:57

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, Iryna Kuchma, shares a checklist for fine-tuning open access repositories that are built with DSpace software. The checklist is drawn from a series of seven webinars organized by EIFL, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, United Kingdom) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), from January to May 2016.

Open access policy guidelines and checklists

EIFL news and events - პარ, 17/06/2016 - 17:40

The European Commission-funded project PASTEUR4OA ( short for Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research), in which EIFL is a partner, is drawing to a close. Based on the project, PASTEUR4OA partners have developed a set of useful resources:

OA policy guidelines for research performing organizations and funders

To help research performing organizations and funders develop efficient open access (OA) policies, PASTEUR4OA has developed guidelines and a model policy (template). See -

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