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Qatar National Library hosts EIFL General Assembly

ორშ, 15/10/2018 - 14:06

Qatar National Library is to host the 2018 EIFL General Assembly (GA) - our major annual knowledge sharing event - which takes place from November 6 to 8.

Qatar National Library, in Doha, is the newest national library building in the world.

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2018 EIFL General Assembly

ხუთ, 11/10/2018 - 17:17

Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Doha in Qatar for the 2018 EIFL General Assembly (GA), EIFL’s major knowledge-sharing event of the year. This year’s GA is hosted by Qatar National Library.

During the three-day event, representatives of EIFL partner consortia will share their achievements, challenges and hear updates from EIFL programme managers on developments in their specialist areas.

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National Open Science Days, Serbia

ხუთ, 11/10/2018 - 14:35

Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, will speak at the two-day National Open Science Days conference. Franck’s input, on 18 October, will be about the OpenAIRE Advance project and the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) as a European Infrastructure Supporting Open Science.

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Riding the wave of change

ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 18:31

In August, 15 young African public librarians travelled to Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia) to take part in an intensive learning, knowledge-sharing and networking experience organized by EIFL and partners. The 15 were participants in the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI). After their journey, we asked them to reflect on the experience, and how they might apply what they learnt in their libraries back home.

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Open Access Week 2018

ოთხ, 10/10/2018 - 16:40

EIFL and partners in the OpenAIRE and FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) projects are celebrating Open Access Week 2018 (22-28 October) with a series of webinars and tutorials on open science, open access and open data.

Open Access (OA) Week is an annual, global event established by SPARC in 2008 to raise awareness about open access (OA) and to call for OA to be the new norm in scholarship and research.

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ICOLC Meeting

ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 17:48

Rima Kupryte, Director of EIFL, will attend the ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) meeting.

This is an international event that brings together library consortia from around the world. It will be hosted by Jisc Collections, a service that negotiates and licenses e-resources with vendors on behalf of all UK higher education and research institutions.


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Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 14:06

We are delighted to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open.

The award is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives in their communities by addressing any of the following issues, which are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

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Myanmar law faculty staff training

სამ, 02/10/2018 - 14:41

Ruth Bird, EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project Capacity Building Manager, will train law faculty staff at two universities in Yangon, Myanmar, on legal research and how to make the best use of the legal e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project.

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Appraising the WIPO Broadcast Treaty

ორშ, 01/10/2018 - 15:12

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will take part in a seminar on the proposed WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Broadcast Treaty.

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EIFL endorses global treaty on education

პარ, 28/09/2018 - 11:26

At the Fifth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest, EIFL endorsed the need for a global treaty in support of the right to education.

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Sign up! Volunteer to tag for OA Tracking Project

სამ, 25/09/2018 - 18:10

The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), a collaborative, crowdsourced project which captures and shares information about open access (OA), is calling for volunteer taggers to help tag OA information from across the world.

OA is a widening and fast-moving field, and the OATP is the most comprehensive global source of information, news, discussion and opinion about OA. The OATP organizes information by tag or subtopic for easy searching and sharing, preserves it in a database and shares it through feeds and real-time alerts.

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Public library training in the news in Namibia

ორშ, 24/09/2018 - 14:08

Article title: Public libraries target 100% access to ICT by 2022

Publication/media outlet: New Era (Namibia)

Date published: 24 September 2018

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme

Language of article: English

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Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

პარ, 14/09/2018 - 19:39

Are you keen to learn how to be an open science trainer, or to improve your open science training skills? EIFL, the European Union-funded FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training in Europe) project and Riga Technical University (RTU) are inviting early career researchers, research support staff and other stakeholders in Europe to apply to attend an intensive one-day open science training bootcamp in Riga on 1 November 2018.

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Apply now! FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

პარ, 14/09/2018 - 18:47

EIFL, the FOSTER project and Riga Technical University (RTU) in Latvia are inviting early career researchers, research support staff and others who are currently conducting open science training in Europe, or are keen to do so, to apply to attend an intensive open science trainer bootcamp.

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E-resources training in Namibia

სამ, 11/09/2018 - 17:42

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend a three-day workshop on e-resources and internet search skills organized by EIFL and the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS).

The training will take place at the National Library of Namibia in Windhoek. The trainers are Raymond Chepkwony from Kenya National Library Service / Nairobi Area Public Library in Kenya and EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Capacity Building Manager Susan Schnuer.

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Namibia public librarians’ training

სამ, 11/09/2018 - 17:34

Seventeen public librarians from Namibia will attend a two-day training-of-trainers workshop organized by EIFL and the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS).

The training will take place at the National Library of Namibia in Windhoek, and will be conducted by EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Capacity Building Manager Susan Schnuer. The 17 trainees will train other public librarians in the NLAS network of 65 public libraries in skills and topics covered by the EIFL training.

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Equalizing relations between CMOs and libraries

პარ, 07/09/2018 - 16:12

EIFL teamed up with IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and ICA (International Council on Archives) to submit additional comments to WIPO on the updated draft Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs).

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New film stresses need for open access publishing

ხუთ, 06/09/2018 - 10:20

EIFL is happy to have contributed to the newly-released film, ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’, which documents the hidden costs of academic publishing and stresses the need for open access to research and science.

The global premiere of the film took place at the Landmark Theatre in Washington, DC, on 5 September 2018. Further screenings are scheduled at over 120 universities and institutions around the world.

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EIFL programme manager receives IFLA Medal

ოთხ, 29/08/2018 - 12:14

The International Federation of Library and Information Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has awarded Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager,  the prestigious IFLA Medal in recognition of her distinguished contribution to IFLA and international librarianship, particularly in the field of copyright and for her commitment to enabling equal access to information.

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EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project training

ოთხ, 29/08/2018 - 10:29

Thirty librarians from five universities in Mandalay that benefit from the EIFL e-Library Myanmar project will attend mobile information literacy training at Mandalay University.

The five universities are Mandalay University, Yadanabon University, University of Computer Science Mandalay, Mandalay Technological University and Mandalar College.

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