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9th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 23/08/2019 - 17:59

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager will give a presentation about open science training at the 9th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar, which takes place at Vilnius University in Lithuania.

The 9th UNICA seminar theme is ‘Academic Libraries & Open Science: how to meet the challenges?’ UNICA is an institutional network of 51 universities from 37 capital cities of Europe, combining over 160,000 staff and 1,900,000 students. 

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Webinar: Meet Coko - modern publishing technology and community

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 23/08/2019 - 16:43

Join us in this webinar to find out more about Coko (the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation) and their community-based approach to developing open and shared publishing infrastructure.

Guided by the vision, ‘better, faster, more open publishing’, Coko facilitates publishers, funders, developers, researchers, service providers, and others to work together to build publishing infrastructure that everyone can benefit from. 

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Public library training in Namibia

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 23/08/2019 - 13:55

Nine public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in library management and planning new services will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS).

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Public library training in Kenya

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 23/08/2019 - 13:17

Five public library trainers from the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) will train 18 public librarians from 12 KNLS libraries in communications and advocacy skills.

The five trainers learnt training skills as part of a major EIFL-KNLS initiative to strengthen continued professional development of public librarians in Kenya. They attended communications and advocacy training organized by EIFL and KNLS in March 2019, and are now passing on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues.

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The Publishing Trap goes to Kyrgyzstan!

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 22/08/2019 - 13:34

Our guest blogger, Dr Jane Secker, is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. EIFL invited Jane and partner, Chris Morrison, Copyright, Software Licensing and Policy Manager at the University of Kent, to the 2019 EIFL General Assembly.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 17:36

We were proud to celebrate our 20th birthday with more than 70 people during the 2019 EIFL General Assembly (GA), which took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 - 10 August. Participants in the GA included delegates from our network of library consortia in 33 countries, representatives of our partners in the publishing industry, and members of the EIFL management board and staff team.

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Marrakesh Treaty international workshop

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 13:32

‘The Marrakesh Treaty: Getting Started’ is a practical, interactive workshop for librarians on how to start using the Marrakesh Treaty for people with print disabilities. It is aimed at countries in Eastern, Central Europe and the Baltic States that have joined the Marrakesh Treaty, and where implementation into national law is completed or advanced. Participants from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia, as well as Finland, Canada, the UK and the US, are expected to attend.

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Legal e-resources training for Myanmar librarians

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 12:13

Librarians at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar, will take part in a two-day workshop to improve their capacity to make the best use of e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to support law faculty to deliver newly-developed courses on human rights law.  In addition librarians will be trained to assist students in planning and researching for moot courts.

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Law faculty training in Myanmar

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 21/08/2019 - 12:08

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project Capacity Building Manager, Ruth Bird, will facilitate  a three-day workshop for members of the law faculties at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar.

The workshop aims to support law faculty members to deliver newly-developed courses in human rights law. Topics to be covered include how to make the best use of the legal e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, and preparing and conducting moot courts.

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EIFL checklist for DSpace repositories updated!

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 16/08/2019 - 18:05

We have updated and revised How To Make Your DSpace Repository Work Really Well, the EIFL checklist that repository managers and administrators, librarians and others can use to improve institutional open access (OA) repositories that use DSpace free and open source software.

DSpace is the most commonly used repository software in EIFL partner countries.

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PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION—2019 DSpace North American Users Group Meeting

DSpace news - ოთხ, 07/08/2019 - 18:25

Registration and the preliminary schedule for the 2019 DSpace North American Users Group meeting, September 23 & 24, at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis is now available at https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/2019+DSpace+North+American+User+Group+Meeting.

This meeting will provide opportunities to discuss ideas, strategies, best practices, use cases, and the future development of DSpace 7 with members of the DSpace community including repository developers, technology directors, and institutional repository managers.

Questions? Contact us at dspace-user-group-meeting@umn.edu.

The 2019 DSpace North American User Group Meeting is jointly sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Texas Digital Library. We encourage members of the wider open repository community and those interested in learning more about the open source DSpace repository platform to participate. More information about accommodations, registration, and schedule is available on the conference website.

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NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 5.1.0 Release

DSpace news - სამ, 30/07/2019 - 17:43

From Jared Whiklo, Release Manager, on behalf of the Fedora Team

The 5.1.0 release of Fedora is now available. This release is backwards compatible with the 5.x releases.

Please see the Release Notes[1] for more information on the contents of this release.

You can download the release from the Downloads[2] page.

[1] https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+5.1.0+Release+Notes
[2] https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Downloads

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Open Access in Zimbabwe

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 30/07/2019 - 14:13
  Background

EIFL began working in Zimbabwe in 2005, at a time when open access (OA) was just starting to be recognized and practised globally. Our first project in Zimbabwe was to support an OA awareness campaign and the creation of an OA repository at the University of Zimbabwe. Launched in 2005, the University of Zimbabwe Institutional Repository, was the first institutional OA repository in the EIFL network.

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Open science included in new Serbian law

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 24/07/2019 - 16:15

The Serbian government has passed a new law on science and research that recognizes open science as a fundamental principle of science and research.

The new Law on Science and Research, passed on 8 July 2019, confirms Serbia’s commitment to open science. It comes just a year after the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MESTD), the main national funder of research in Serbia, adopted a national open science policy, the Platform for Open Science, mandating open science to all publicly funded research.

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Open Science Fair

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 23/07/2019 - 13:21

The second Open Science Fair, under the banner ‘Synergies for Sustainable, Open & Responsible Research’, is to take place at the University of Minho in Porto, Portugal.

The fair is a joint initiative of the European Union projects OpenAIRE, FIT4RRI, the EOSC Secretariat and FAIRsFAIR. It will showcase the elements required for the transition to open science: e-infrastructures and services, policies as guidance for good practices, research flows and new types of activities (disseminate, mine, review, assess, etc.). 

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Webinar: Digital Humanities

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 22/07/2019 - 18:38

We are inviting librarians and researchers to take part in a webinar about digital humanities - a new way of doing scholarship that involves collaborative, transdisciplinary, and computationally engaged research, teaching, and publishing. The webinar is jointly organized by EIFL, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities and Programming Historian.

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SAVE the Date for PASIG Madrid, May 19-21, 2020

DSpace news - ორშ, 22/07/2019 - 17:18

Please save the date for the next Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) meeting in Madrid, May 19-21, 2020. The Biblioteca Digital Memoria de Madrid, Centro Cultural Conde Duque is the event host. The PASIG Steering Committee is pleased to connect with colleagues in Conde Duque, which is the most important cultural center in Madrid and home to some of the city’s main libraries and archives. Like last year, this PASIG will offer bi-lingual translation services in English and Spanish.

The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. It brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share experience on how to put preservation and archiving into practice.

The website is at http://www.pasig2020memoriademadrid.es. Agenda drafts, sponsorship information, registration, and travel and hotel options in the coming months. The Program Committee is in its initial planning phase, but if you have a topic you want to be considered or would like to inquire about sponsorship email Courtney Mumma (c.mumma@austin.utexas.edu<mailto:c.mumma@austin.utexas.edu>) and the Program Committee Chairs, Gilberto Pedreira Campillo (pedreiracg@madrid.es<mailto:pedreiracg@madrid.es>) and Carlos Villarrubia Rodríguez (villarrubiarc@madrid.es<mailto:villarrubiarc@madrid.es>).

The Program Committee for Madrid and the PASIG Steering Committee are working closely together on this event. We would like to thank the members of both for all their effort and commitment! If you have an interest in digital preservation and want to be a part of a great community, make sure you save this date!

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS / PRESIDENTES DEL COMITE DE PROGRAMA:
Co-chairs: Gilberto Pedreira Campillo (pedreiracg@madrid.es<mailto:pedreiracg@madrid.es>), Director of Digital Library Memoria de Madrid and Carlos Villarrubia Rodríguez (villarrubiarc@madrid.es<mailto:villarrubiarc@madrid.es>), Head of IT Technicians and Assistant in Digitalizing Area

STEERING COMMITTEE / COMITE DIRECTIVO:
Natalie Baur, El Colegio de México
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Ben Fino-Radin, Small Data Industries
Neil Jefferies, University of Oxford
Thomas Ledoux, Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Sarah Mason, Artefactual Systems
Becky McGuinness, Open Preservation Foundation
David Minor, UC San Diego Library
Courtney Mumma, Texas Digital Library
Matthias Razum, FIZ Karlsruhe

Translated to Spanish:

Guarde la fecha de la próxima reunión del Preservation and Archives Special Interest Group (PASIG) en Madrid, del 19 al 21 de mayo de 2020. La Biblioteca Digital de Memoria de Madrid, Centro Cultural Conde Duque es el anfitrión del evento. El Comité Directivo de PASIG esta encantado en conectarse con sus colegas en Conde Duque, que es el centro cultural más importante de Madrid y alberga algunas de las principales bibliotecas y archivos de la ciudad. Como el año pasado, este PASIG ofrecerá servicios de traducción bilingüe en inglés y español.

Preservation and Archives Special Interest Group (PASIG) trabaja para avanzar la práctica de la preservación digital. Reúne a profesionales, expertos de la industria e investigadores para compartir experiencias sobre cómo poner en práctica la preservación digital.

El sitio web está en http://www.pasig2020memoriademadrid.es. Programas preliminares, información de patrocinio, inscripción, así como opciones de viaje y hoteles en los próximos meses. El Comité de Programa se encuentra en su fase inicial de planificación, pero si tiene un tema que desea ser considerado o le gustaría consultar sobre patrocinio, envíeme (c.mumma@austin.utexas.edu<mailto:c.mumma@austin.utexas.edu>) un correo electrónico así como a los Presidentes del Comité de Programa, Gilberto Pedreira Campillo (pedreiracg@madrid.es<mailto:pedreiracg@madrid.es>) y Carlos Villarrubia Rodríguez (villarrubiarc@madrid.es<mailto:villarrubiarc@madrid.es>)

El Comité de Programa para Madrid y el Comité Directivo de PASIG están trabajando juntos en este evento. ¡Me gustaría agradecer a los miembros de ambos comités por todos sus esfuerzos y compromiso! Si usted tiene un interés en la preservación digital y desea ser parte de una gran comunidad, ¡asegúrese de guardar esta fecha!

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Ideas for building the ‘next’ libraries for Africa

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 22/07/2019 - 13:33

In May 2019, six young African public librarians travelled to Denmark to take part in an intensive week-long learning, knowledge-sharing and networking experience that included participation in the Next Library 2019 conference in Aarhus (2 - 4 June), which was attended by over 400 people from 44 countries. The six young librarians, from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Zambia, were participants in the EIFL Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI) 2019 programme.

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LYRASIS 2019 Accessibility Report Now Available

DSpace news - სამ, 16/07/2019 - 20:39

From the LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives Team

LYRASIS announces the release of a new study, Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials. The study was undertaken in an effort to map the landscape of accessibility policies and practices for online resources as managed by libraries and archives across the United States. The study can be accessed on the LYRASIS website at https://www.lyrasis.org/technology/Pages/Accessibility-Survey-Report.aspx.

Authored by Hannah Rosen, LYRASIS Scholarly Communication Specialist and Digitization Program Coordinator, and Jill Grogg, Strategist for the Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives team, the study is based on a survey conducted in early 2019 as a mechanism to better understand how (primarily academic) libraries within the United States are handling accessibility for their online content, and more specifically, where they stand in terms of policy and implementation.

Key findings of the study include:

  • Libraries are the most progressive in terms of accessibility when they maintain the most control over their content.
  • National policies and community technical guidelines on accessibility hold more prominence than local or institutional mandates.
  • Most accessibility training is self-initiated; more infrastructure is needed to train librarians in accessibility mandates and tools.

Celeste Feather, Senior Director of Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives at LYRASIS says of the report, “This study is an important piece of the work LYRASIS is doing to understand the needs of collections holding institutions across the country, and helps unite libraries in their efforts to make materials more accessible to their users and communities. Our goal is to leverage the reach we have at LYRASIS, with more than 1000 members, to help build conversations around these vital topics and use our research abilities to inform the wider community about these important trends and best practices.

The report and all survey materials, including original survey questions and anonymized responses are accessible on the LYRASIS webpage. Visithttps://www.lyrasis.org/technology/Pages/Accessibility-Survey-Report.aspxx for more information.

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LYRASIS Announces New Board of Trustees Members

DSpace news - ორშ, 15/07/2019 - 17:02

Atlanta, GA – July 11, 2019  To help guide and steward the recent merger of LYRASIS and DuraSpace – four new Board of Trustees Members were elected by the combined memberships, and four new Board of Trustees were appointed. This brings LYRASIS’ FY 2020 Board to 13 members, seven elected and six appointed.

DuraSpace brings 175 members and 3 Community Supported Programs to LYRASIS’ 1,000 members and 7 Community Supported Programs. As of July 1st, 2019, the Board will work with the operations team on strategies to increase the value for these 10 programs along with accelerating the impact of the $1.2 million investment the Board approved for new product development and innovation.

Joe Lucia, the current LYRASIS Chair, says, “This powerful Board brings the right vision and experience to LYRASIS at a time of great opportunity. It will be an exciting year!”

Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS, says, “Working together with the LYRASIS and DuraSpace Board members throughout the merger discussions clearly showed the potential that this new organization can deliver to the combined memberships. We are thrilled with what FY 2020 will bring for our members.”

The newly elected Board of Trustees Members are:

Member State Library Agencies or Group Agents:

  • Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer – Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services at the New Jersey State Library
  • Wolfram Horstmann – Director of the Göttingen State and University Library and University Librarian of the University of Göttingen (Germany)

Member Academic Library:

  • Alexia Hudson-Ward – Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries for Oberlin College and Conservatory

Member Special Library:

  • Lee Ceperich – Director of the Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Additionally, the following are the newly Appointed Board of Trustees Members:
  • Heather Joseph – SPARC, Executive Director
  • Kaitlin Thaney – Endowment Director for Wikimedia Foundation
  • Tyler Walters – Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
  • Evviva Weinraub – Vice Provost for University Libraries, University at Buffalo
Current Board of Trustees Members:
  • Joe Lucia – Board Chair, Dean of Libraries, Temple University – Paley Library
  • Gina Millsap – Vice-Chair; Chief Executive Officer, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
  • Derick Dreher, Ph.D. – Treasurer; The John C. Haas Director, Rosenbach Museum and Library; VP of Special Collections, The Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Kate Pugh – Faculty, Columbia University
  • Kevin Guthrie – President, ITHAKA
Board of Trustees Members who have served and completed their terms are:

LYRASIS

  • Elizabeth Gail McClenney – Immediate Past Chair; Director, Roanoke College – Fintel Library
  • Rob Spindler – former Secretary; Head of Archives & Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries
  • Tom Rosko – Institute Archivist, Head Institute Archives and Special Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
  • Gregor Trinkaus-Randall – Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Cory Nimer – University Archivist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
  • Julie Walker – State Librarian of Georgia, Georgia Public Library Services
  • Eric Miller – CFO, Atlanta University Center – Robert Woodruff Library

DuraSpace 

  • Tom Cramer – former Vice President; Chief Technology Strategist and Associate Director of Digital Library Systems & Services at Stanford University
  • Rob Cartolano – former Treasurer; Vice President for Technology and Preservation for Columbia University Libraries
  • Dan Cohen – Vice Provost for Information Collaboration; Dean of the Libraries; and Professor of History at Northeastern University
  • Mike Conlon – Emeritus Faculty member of the University of Florida\
  • Laura Wood – Associate University Librarian for Research and Education at Harvard Library

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