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Kenya library helps children conquer fear of maths

პარ, 23/06/2017 - 17:47

Kenya National Library Service / Nakuru Public Library has shared results of its interactive online learning programme which helped primary school children overcome their fear of maths and improve their grades in maths tests.

The project was launched with a small grant from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in 2016.

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Library’s classes help children conquer their fear of maths

პარ, 23/06/2017 - 16:59

During visits to primary schools, librarians from Nakuru Public Library in the busy town of Nakuru in mid-western Kenya were alarmed to find that most of the children they spoke to hated mathematics. The children believed maths was very difficult, many were failing, and some dreaded the subject so much that they wanted to drop out of school.


The librarians put their heads together: how could they help change children’s attitudes and boost their performance in mathematics?

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Article processing charges - what will you pay?

ოთხ, 21/06/2017 - 16:08

As more and more publishers introduce options for publishing in open access, it can be difficult for researchers to decide where to publish and what they should expect to pay. This blog provides an overview of publishing options and article processing charges (APCs) offered by EIFL’s publishing partners.

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Open Science Fair

ორშ, 19/06/2017 - 18:32

Open science, a research model that aims to make scientific research processes and results more accessible and visible, faces many challenges, for example, the ingrained habits of researchers who have been practising closed science for many years, limited rewards (funding and publishing) for open science research, lack of technical tools and services, and concern about non-academic communities accessing data.

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Open science training for PhD students

პარ, 16/06/2017 - 14:53

EIFL is providing open science training during the Kaunas University of Technology International PhD Summer School for PhD students.

On 24 August, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and DCC (Digital Curation Centre) Associate Director Sarah Jones will facilitate an EIFL training session, which is titled ‘Open science and research data management: tips and tools to help you plan to get the most from your data’.

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Webinars: Open Science in H2020

ხუთ, 15/06/2017 - 12:36

On behalf of FOSTER Plus and OpenAIRE, EIFL is hosting two webinars that aim to advise researchers applying for Horizon 2020 (H2020) funding on the benefits of open science in preparing proposals, and the obligations of H2020 funding applicants in relation to open access and open data. 

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EIFL and Royal Society Publishing renew agreement

ოთხ, 14/06/2017 - 11:30

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with the Royal Society Publishing to provide free and discounted access to the Royal Society Journals Collection for EIFL partner institutions and consortia until 2020.

The Royal Society is the world's oldest scientific academy, dating back to 1660.

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Transformation of public libraries in Kenya

სამ, 13/06/2017 - 16:24

In 2010, fewer than five of Kenya's network of 61 public libraries had internet connections or computers for public use.

Today, all 61 have 10 or more computers that are connected to the internet, and which are free for the public to use. The number of people using public libraries, and the diversity of services offered by public libraries, have both increased dramatically with the arrival of computers and the internet.

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Webinar: Creative Commons

სამ, 13/06/2017 - 15:23

Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, and former Regional Coordinator/Europe for Creative Commons, and Ilkay Holt, former Creative Commons/Turkey, will lead a webinar on Creative Commons, aimed at librarians. The presenters will answer the questions, What is Creative Commons? How and where are Creative Commons licences used? Where will librarians see them? Why, and what, should librarians know about them? 

Date: 22 June 2017

Time: 09:00 GMT / 10:00 BST/11:00 CEST

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EIFL open science training

სამ, 13/06/2017 - 12:07

EIFL is organizing a train-the-trainers programme for five universities in EIFL partner countries that have committed to integrating open access, open science and open research data into courses for PhD students.

Participants from Addis Ababa University (AAU, Ethiopia), Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT, Zimbabwe), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, Ghana), Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC, Nepal) and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM, Tanzania) will attend the training, which is being hosted by Addis Ababa University.

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EIFL renews agreement with IMF

ოთხ, 07/06/2017 - 10:07

EIFL has extended its agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide free and discounted access to the IMF eLibrary.

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'Young African Library Innovators' initiative

პარ, 02/06/2017 - 13:21

Nineteen African public librarians will travel to Lithuania and Poland as part of IYALI (the Young African Library Innovators initiative).

IYALI is an initiative of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIF-PLIP). The initiative aims to expose emerging public library innovators in Africa to experiences and ideas from other developing and transition economy countries.

The IYALI programme in Lithuania and Poland is as follows:

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TNC17 - The Art of Creative Networking

ოთხ, 31/05/2017 - 19:15

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma is attending the TNC17 Networking Conference in Austria.

Held annually, TNC is the largest European research networking conference. It is attended by over 650 decision-makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organizations and universities, and e-infrastructure industry representatives.

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EIFL to coordinate training in Foster Plus project

სამ, 30/05/2017 - 12:34

EIFL is to co-ordinate training activities in the European Commission (EC) funded FOSTER Plus project, which focuses on the practical implementation of Open Science in the EC’s Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation, and beyond.

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Webinar: FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot

სამ, 23/05/2017 - 18:02

This webinar, on the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, is the third in OpenAIRE’s series of three webinars for Horizon 2020 and FP7 project coordinators, research administrators and researchers.

EIFL is hosting and facilitating the three webinars, which take place on 29 May, 30 May and 1 June.

The third webinar will cover and answer questions about extension of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, which projects and publications are eligible and how to apply.

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Webinar: Open Research Data in H2020

სამ, 23/05/2017 - 17:56

This webinar, on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020, is the second in OpenAIRE’s series of three webinars for Horizon 2020 and FP7 project coordinators, research administrators and researchers.

EIFL is hosting and facilitating the three webinars, which take place on 29 May, 30 May and 1 June.

The second webinar will cover Research Data Management requirements in the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation, Data Management planning and how OpenAIRE can help.

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Webinar: OA to Publications in H2020

სამ, 23/05/2017 - 17:50

This webinar, on Open Access to Publications in Horizon 2020, is the first in OpenAIRE’s series of three webinars for Horizon 2020 and FP7 project coordinators, research administrators and researchers.

EIFL is hosting and facilitating the three webinars, which take place on 29 May, 30 May and 1 June.

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2016 EIFL Annual Report

სამ, 23/05/2017 - 14:35

We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2016 Annual Report, celebrating achievements of our programmes and projects during the year.

Thank you to everyone who worked with us in 2016.


Read the online version of the report here.

Download the low resolution PDF version of the Annual Report here.

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FOSTER Plus kick-off meeting

სამ, 23/05/2017 - 12:56

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will attend the kick-off meeting of the FOSTER Plus project.

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Three outcomes for libraries at WIPO

ორშ, 22/05/2017 - 17:19

EIFL had two experienced representatives at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/34) which met in Geneva from 1-5 May 2017. Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager and Awa Cissé, EIFL’s Copyright Coordinator in Senegal were on the ground promoting library interests to member state delegates, working closely with our international partners and seeking progress on library copyright issues at WIPO.

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