პროგრამული უზრუნველყოფა ბიბლიოთეკებისათვის

International Scientific Conference: Scientific and Publishing Integrity in Biomedicine

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 15/04/2024 - 13:09

Milica Ševkušić, EIFL Open Access Programme Project Coordinator, will present at the International Scientific Conference: Scientific and Publishing Integrity in Biomedicine, organized by the Macedonian Association of Medical Editors (MAME), Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MASA) and the Faculty of Medicine of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (UKIM), in Skopje, North Macedonia. 

Webinar: Digital Tools for the Epigraphist

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 15/04/2024 - 12:57

EIFL Open Access Programme Project Coordinator Milica Ševkušić will be one of the speakers at the online training workshop ‘Digital Tools for the Epigraphist’, organized by the Prometheus – Promoting Universal Values through Digital Epigraphy and Cultural Heritage - project. The workshop is co-funded by the European Commission under the Creative Europe programme. 

Ševkušić’s presentation will focus on copyright and open licences.

AJOL webinar: What is Diamond Open Access?

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 12/04/2024 - 17:59

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and the African Journals Online (AJOL) team will speak about diamond open access at this AJOL webinar.

Webinar: The impact of Plan S

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 05/04/2024 - 15:40

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will chair this webinar presenting and discussing the early findings of a study assessing the impact of Plan S. The webinar is organized by OASPA (the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association).

Training public library IT staff in Ghana

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 03/04/2024 - 17:13

IT coordinators from 15 public libraries in Ghana will participate in a five-day training-of-trainers programme organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) as part of the ‘Digital Learning @ Ghana Public Libraries’ project.

SCILLS programme grantee meeting

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 03/04/2024 - 16:17

Ugne Lipeikaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Impact Manager, will attend the SCILLS programme regional meeting of projects in Ghana and Senegal.

EIFL, Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) and TechSoup are partners in the Digital Learning @ Ghana Public Libraries project, and will share plans for monitoring and evaluation of the project with other SCILLS grantees Ghana and Senegal. 

Unlocking knowledge - creating a flourishing ecosystem

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 22/03/2024 - 13:56

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, reports on a recent conference hosted by COMMUNIA on two important issues that create obstacles to the creation of a flourishing information ecosystem: exposure to legal liability by cultural heritage institutions for use of copyrighted works and refusals by rightsholders to license digital content.

President Ramaphosa: Please sign new Copyright Bill

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 14/03/2024 - 18:35

In a letter to Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, EIFL has urged the President to sign into law the new Copyright Amendment Bill [B13F - 2017] without further delay. 

The Bill, amending the 1978 Copyright Act, was approved by both Houses of Parliament on 29th February 2024, and sent to the President for assent. The Bill introduces new exceptions for libraries, education and people with disabilities, and it brings copyright rules in South Africa into the digital age. 

Launch of the Digital Learning @ Ghana Public Libraries project

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 13/03/2024 - 16:47

Representatives of the government agencies responsible for education and roll-out of telecommunications infrastructure, library leaders and librarians, and school principals and teachers participated in the stakeholders’ forum held in Accra, Ghana, to formally launch the Digital Learning @ Ghana Public Libraries project.

The Promise and Practice of Open Science

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 11/03/2024 - 13:43

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open access Programme Manager, will be one of the speakers at this meeting to support information sharing and collaboration on open access and open science across Asian countries.

The meeting is organized by COAR (the Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and the All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society College of Engineering, in conjunction with UNESCO.

EIFL-PLIP visit to Malawi

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 05/03/2024 - 19:56

Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP),  will travel to Malawi for meetings with the leadership of the National Library Service of Malawi to discuss digital transformation of public libraries and capacity building of public librarians. 

Petuchovaite will also use the opportunity of her visit to meet representatives of other government ministries and agencies concerned with resourcing public libraries with digital technology for public access.

EIFL-PLIP visit to Zambia

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 05/03/2024 - 19:52

Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP),  will travel to Zambia for meetings with the Zambia Library Service (ZLS) to discuss digital transformation of public libraries and capacity building of public librarians. 

Petuchovaite will also use the opportunity of her visit to meet representatives of other government ministries and agencies concerned with resourcing public libraries with digital technology for public access.

EIFL OA publishing agreements cover 2,548 journals

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 04/03/2024 - 18:55

We have updated the list of journals in which corresponding authors from our partner countries can publish in open access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs). 

Through agreements with publishers negotiated by EIFL, corresponding authors from 37 countries can publish in 2,548 hybrid and fully open access journals published by 13 publishers, across a wide array of disciplines.  

EIFL-PLIP T-break: Inclusive library services

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 27/02/2024 - 13:42

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal online knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’ for trainers - on the topic, ‘Inclusive Library Services for Persons with Print Disabilities’. The T-break is co-organized with the IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) Section.

‘How to get started with the implementation of Open Science nationally’

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 26/02/2024 - 13:06

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in this two-day Open Science for Ukrainian Higher Education System (Open4UA) training workshop, which is hosted by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The topic of the workshop is ‘How to get started with the implementation of Open Science nationally’. EIFL is a partner in the Open4UA project.

‘Legislating Open Science – A Pathway to Research Transformation’

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 23/02/2024 - 13:17

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in this Open Science for Ukrainian Higher Education System (Open4UA) workshop hosted by the Université libre de Bruxelles.

The workshop will focus on the development of supportive legislation and policies for open science and research assessment reforms. EIFL is an Open4UA project partner.

Thailand: EIFL supports exceptions for sound recordings

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 21/02/2024 - 19:31

In a public consultation on Thailand’s draft copyright law, EIFL welcomed a proposed amendment that aligns existing copyright exceptions with new rights being introduced on the use of sound recordings. 

Thailand is amending the Copyright Act (2022) to implement the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT). The WPPT grants performers (such as actors, singers and musicians) and producers (such as record companies) new rights over the reproduction and distribution of sound recordings (such as vinyl records, CDs and digital formats). 

‘Towards Diamond Open Access in Western Balkans’

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 16/02/2024 - 14:02

Milica Ševkušić, EIFL Open Access Programme Project Coordinator, will take part in the webinar, ‘Towards Diamond Open Access in Western Balkans’, organized by the project 'Embedding RRI in Western Balkan Countries: Enhancement of Self-Sustaining R&I Ecosystems' (WBC-RRI.NET).

Digital learning @ Ghana public libraries

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 13/02/2024 - 11:54

Computers and the internet have the potential to open up a world of educational and learning opportunities for school children. However, schools in Ghana face challenges in using digital technology: they have limited network connections, unreliable power and low numbers of devices. Some schools have no ICT infrastructure. 

Open Access Summit

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 08/02/2024 - 14:16

Milica Ševkušić, EIFL Open Access Programme Project Coordinator, will present at the Open Access Summit to be held at the Central European University in Vienna. 

The summit will bring together local and international experts to discuss challenges and opportunities in open access and open education. Ševkušić’s presentation is titled, ‘Quality vs. Prestige in Scholarly Publishing’.

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