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EIFL signs open access agreements with publishers

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 27/03/2020 - 15:31

Researchers in EIFL partner countries can now publish their articles in open access with waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in 780 journals as a result of agreements signed by EIFL with publishers.

In developing countries, budgets for research are low or non-existent. This makes it difficult for researchers to publish their articles in open access in journals that charge APCs. To support researchers from these countries, EIFL negotiates with publishers for free or discounted APCs. 

COAR General Assembly

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 26/03/2020 - 21:12

EIFL OA Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will represent EIFL at the COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) General Assembly 2020, which takes the form of a virtual meeting. EIFL is one of the founding members of COAR, an international association that brings together individual repositories and repository networks in order to build capacity, align policies and practices, and that acts as a global voice for the repository community. 

New era for copyright in Myanmar

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 26/03/2020 - 19:07

In May 2019, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar adopted a new copyright law, repealing the previous law enacted over a century ago, in 1914. The new law introduces many important changes. For example, the term of protection is extended from life of the author plus 30 years to life plus 50 years and, for the first time, foreign works in Myanmar are copyright-protected.

Webinar: Developments in OA books

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 23/03/2020 - 21:38

We’re inviting librarians, publishers, researchers and students to join this EIFL webinar  about new developments in open book publishing. The guest speaker is Lucy Barnes, editor and outreach coordinator at Open Book Publishers (OBP).

Serbia joins the Marrakesh Treaty

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 19/03/2020 - 14:47

On 24 February 2020, the Republic of Serbia became the 92nd country to join the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities, and the first country in the western Balkans.

The National Library of Serbia (NLS) has been at the forefront in providing library and information services to people in Serbia with print disabilities, and since 2013 has been a strong advocate for accession by Serbia to the Marrakesh Treaty. 

EIFL General Assembly 2020

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 19/03/2020 - 13:50

Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, for the 2020 EIFL General Assembly (GA). The GA is EIFL’s major annual knowledge-sharing and networking event for library professionals in developing and transition economy countries. 

This year’s GA is hosted by the Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library. Established in 1950, the library is located in the heart of Vilnius, in a palace built in the 15th-16th centuries. It is named in honour of the Romantic poet Adomas Mickevičius. 

NOW AVAILABLE: VIVO 1.11.1

DSpace news - სამ, 17/03/2020 - 18:47

VIVO 1.11.1 is now available!

VIVO 1.11.1 is a point release containing two patches to the previous 1.11.0 release:
– Security patch that now prevents users with self-edit privileges from editing other user profiles [1]
– Minor security patch to underlying puppycrawl dependency (CVE-2019-9658) [2]

Upgrading from 1.11.0 to 1.11.1 should be a trivial drop-in replacement. If you are upgrading from 1.10 or before, see the VIVO 1.11.0 Release Announcement [3].

VIVO 1.11.1 can be downloaded now from https://github.com/vivo-project/VIVO/releases/tag/vivo-1.11.1

Release Manager
– Ralph O’Flinn

Developers / Testers
– Huda Khan
– Benjamin Gross
– Brian Lowe
– Ralph O’Flinn
– Andrew Woods

[1] https://github.com/vivo-project/Vitro/pull/106
[2] https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-9658
[3] https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/VIVO/VIVO+1.11.0+Release+Announcement

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‘We have librarians as we never knew them before!’

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 13/03/2020 - 17:49

EIFL guest blogger Velenasi Mwale Munsanje, the immediate past president of the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ), looks back at a two-year partnership with EIFL to build capacity of public librarians in Zambia.

NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 7.0 Beta 1

DSpace news - ოთხ, 04/03/2020 - 17:15

The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS are proud to announce that DSpace 7.0 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing.  Beta1 is the first of several scheduled Beta releases provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. As a Beta release, we do not recommend installing this version in production. Rather, we ask that you consider installing it in a test environment, try it out, and report back any issues or bugs you notice.

DSpace 7.0 beta1 can be tested on our demo sites, installed manually or via a Docker “quick install”.  See https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACE/Try+out+DSpace+7

New features to look for

  • A completely new User Interface. This is the new Javascript-based frontend, built on Angular.io (with support for SEO provided by Angular Universal). This new interface is themable via HTML and CSS (SCSS). For early theme building training, see the “Getting Started with DSpace 7 Workshop” from the North American User Group meeting: slides or video recording.
  • A completely new, fully featured REST API (provided via a single webapp backend). This new backend is not only a REST API, but also still supports OAI-PMH, SWORD (v1 or v2) and RDF.
  • A newly designed search box. Search from the header of any page (click the magnifying glass). The search results page now features automatic search highlight, expandable & searchable filters, and optional thumbnail-based results (click on the “grid” view).
  • A new MyDSpace area, including a new, one-page, drag & drop submission form, a new workflow approval process, and searchable past submissions. (Login, click on the profile icon, click “MyDSpace”). Find workflow tasks to claim by selecting “All tasks” in the “Show” dropdown.
  • Dynamic user interface translations (Click the globe, and select a language)
  • A new Admin sidebar. Login as an Administrator, and an administrative sidebar appears. Use this to create a new Community/Collection/Item, edit existing ones, and manage registries. (NOTE: A number of Administrative tools are still missing or greyed out. They will be coming in future Beta releases.)
  • Optional, Configurable Entities feature. DSpace now supports “entities”, which are Items of a specific ‘type’ which may have relationships to other entities. These entity types and relationships are configurable, with two examples coming out-of-the-box: a set of Journal hierarchy entities (Journal, Volume, Issue, Publication) and a set of Research entities (Publication, Project, Person, OrgUnit). For more information see “The Power of Configurable Entities” from OR2019: slides or video recording. Additionally, a test data set featuring both out-of-the-box examples can be used when trying out DSpace 7 via Docker.
  • Support for OpenAIREv4 Guidelines for Literature Repositories in OAI-PMH (See the new “openaire4” context in OAI-PMH).

The 7.0 Beta1 Release Notes are available at https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSDOC7x/Release+Notes

Coming soon

In the coming months we will be releasing a number of Beta releases, with each introducing new (or currently missing) features. The tentative release goals are as follows:

  • Beta 2 (goal: Mar 2020): Beta release focusing on Authentication / Authorization enhancements/fixes, enhanced Administrative Editing and Item Versioning.
  • Beta 3 (goal: Apr 2020): Beta release focusing on Account Profiles, Submission/Workflow enhancements, additional Administrative tools
  • Beta 4 (goal: May 2020): Beta release focusing on SEO enhancements, Theming enhancements, Batch processing tools, Solr-based Statistics views, improved GDPR alignment
  • Beta 5 (goal: June 2020): Optional Beta release to cleanup any bugs or issues found in previous Betas, or complete any incomplete features.
  • 7.0 Final Release: The final, production-ready release of 7.0 will be released as soon as all the above Betas have been completed and any outstanding major bugs have been resolved. Roughly estimated at 1-2 months after the last Beta.

More information on these release goals can be found at https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Release+Goals

Learn more

At this time, the DSpace 7 documentation is still in progress, but has begun at https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSDOC7x/

There are also  a number of recorded presentations and workshops available which provide an overview of all the new 7.0 features. 

Thanks to major code contributors!

The following organizations have been major code contributors to DSpace 7.

  • Atmire 
  • 4Science 
  • FCT / RCAAP 

 

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Webinar: CORE free discovery tools for libraries

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 04/03/2020 - 10:23

CORE harvests research papers from data providers from all over the world, including institutional and subject repositories, open access and hybrid journal publishers. Join this EIFL webinar with Nancy Pontika, Open Access Aggregation Officer at CORE, and learn how to use free content discovery tools such as Recommender, providing related content from the whole CORE collection, and Discovery, removing paywalls and providing open access papers. 

ARIPO model copyright law: how does it score?

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 04/03/2020 - 09:05

In October 2019, the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) released a new Model Law on Copyright and Related Rights. EIFL reviewed the ARIPO Model Law against EIFL’s ‘Core Library Exceptions Checklist’ that sets out provisions that every copyright law should have to support modern library activities and services.

EIFL renews with Cambridge University Press

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 03/03/2020 - 08:58

EIFL’s renewed agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP), which runs until December 2020, includes free and discounted access to 412 Cambridge University Press Journals for 29 EIFL partner countries.

Consortium des Bibliotheques Academiques du Congo

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 28/02/2020 - 18:07

EIFL, together with  the Consortium des Bibliotheques Academiques du Congo (COBAC) is organizing a consortium building workshop.

The three-day workshop will be facilitated by Youssoupha Gueye and Philoméne Rolland Faye, representatives of the Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBESS).

EIFL and partners in the news in Myanmar

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 25/02/2020 - 12:35

In the news! EIFL and partners feature in this Myanmar International TV news item about the partnership agreement signing ceremony for the Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal project (MERAL). 

Programme title: Education Promotion: Partnership Agreement Signing Ceremony in Yangon
 
Publication/media outlet: Myanmar International TV (MITV)

Date broadcast: 23 February 2020

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

EIFL shortlisted for international award

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 21/02/2020 - 14:08

EIFL is delighted to be shortlisted for the 2020 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing, which recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books and other digital publications for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.

The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) is a public–private partnership led by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). 

Co-designing open access publishing infrastructures

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 17/02/2020 - 12:41

WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network), Coko (the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation) and EIFL invite you to join a one-day LIBSENSE workshop, ‘Co-designing collaborative free and open source open access publishing infrastructures’. 

The workshop, on 17 March, is co-located with the 6th Annual WACREN Conference, which takes place on 19 - 20 March 2020.

Open access in Senegal

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 17/02/2020 - 08:12
BACKGROUND

The EIFL Open Access Programme  began raising awareness about open access (OA) in Senegal in 2010 when, with our partner consortium, COBESS (Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal), we organized the first OA workshop in Dakar. The workshop brought together researchers, students, librarians, ICT staff and legal experts. 

Open access workshops at University of Eldoret

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 17/02/2020 - 06:22

EIFL’s partner library consortium, Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), will host workshops on open access (OA) and institutional repositories for senior management, research managers and administrators, academics and researchers, librarians, and ICT staff at the University of Eldoret. The workshops are supported by EIFL. 

London Book Fair

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 12/02/2020 - 11:27

EIFL has been shortlisted for the 2020 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director and Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will attend the special awards ceremony at the London Book Fair during which the 2020 winners will be announced.

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