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Learning opportunity for African public librarians

ორშ, 15/01/2018 - 12:44

EIFL is inviting African public librarians aged under 35 to apply to take part in a two-year initiative that will connect them to inspiring public libraries in Asia and Africa.

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Libraries: a trio of European court rulings

ორშ, 15/01/2018 - 10:00

In recent years, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Europe’s highest court, has made three important rulings concerning digital library activities in Europe.

The first of the three CJEU rulings took place in 2014, and originated in Germany in a case known as ‘TU Darmstadt’ (Case C-117/13). The ruling in TU Darmstadt is seen as a significant boost for European libraries to digitize works in their collections and to make them available in library reading rooms.

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EIFL signs agreement with Éclat Engineering

ოთხ, 10/01/2018 - 17:22

EIFL has signed a three-year agreement with Éclat Engineering, a software solutions and services company based in India. The agreement covers two products: RemoteXs and MyLOFT.

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EIFL public library training initiative in Zambia

სამ, 09/01/2018 - 16:35

EIFL is delighted to announce a partnership with the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ) for a national initiative that will build digital technology and professional skills of public library staff to enable them to initiate new public library services that use technology to meet community needs.

The initiative targets 12 public libraries in Zambia that are already equipped with computers and the internet. Two librarians from each of the 12 libraries will take part in the training.

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Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

ორშ, 01/01/2018 - 12:13

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

The award is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use digital 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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Africa Public Libraries Data Project

პარ, 22/12/2017 - 15:38

EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Impact Manager Ugne Lipeikaite will take part in a planning meeting of the Africa Data Project.

The project will gather data about the presence, use, services and resources of public and community libraries in Africa. It will also establish what additional data is needed, and develop research methods for sustainable and ongoing data collection about public and community libraries in Africa.

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FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

პარ, 22/12/2017 - 13:25

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will take part in an Open Science Trainer Bootcamp organized by the FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) Project. Kuchma and Franck are also co-organizing the Bootcamp with FOSTER partners.

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FOSTER Open Science Training Handbook

პარ, 22/12/2017 - 10:43

EIFL Open Access Coordinator Gwen Franck will take part in a four-day ‘book sprint’ workshop in which the FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science Training for European Research) Project will bring together 14 Open Science trainers and educators from 10 countries to work together to write a training handbook.

The handbook aims to equip future trainers with training methods and instructions, training course outlines and inspiring ideas for Open Science training programmes.

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EIFL checklist for enhancing DSpace repositories

ხუთ, 21/12/2017 - 18:00

EIFL has published a 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.

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OpenAIRE-Advance kick off meeting

სამ, 19/12/2017 - 11:07

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will attend the OpenAIRE-Advance project kick off meeting in Athens, Greece.

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WIPO Copyright Committee (37th Session)

ორშ, 18/12/2017 - 17:18

The 37th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 26 - 30 November 2018.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states will discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

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WIPO Copyright Committee (36th Session)

ორშ, 18/12/2017 - 16:06

The 36th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 28 May to 1 June 2018.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states will discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

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Great exam results! Support our project in Ghana!

ხუთ, 14/12/2017 - 19:03

The EIFL-supported ‘Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children’ project has contributed to an 81% pass rate in the information and communications technology (ICT) exam pass rate at 17 schools in poor and rural areas of Ghana.

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Serbian Library Association Conference

ორშ, 11/12/2017 - 19:45

The experience and results of the Serbian Public Library Advocacy Initiative, supported by EIFL, will feature at the14th conference of the Serbian Library Association, which takes place at the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade.

About 200 Serbian librarians are expected to attend the conference, which addresses the themes of advocacy, promoting library services and lobbying.

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EIFL e-Library Myanmar project

ორშ, 11/12/2017 - 13:22

EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will travel to Myanmar to launch the third phase of the EIFL e-Library Myanmar project, extending the project to reach six more universities.

Phase III of the project takes place in 2018-2019, contributing to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming higher education. Kupryte will meet with the Director General for Higher Education and the rectors of the six universities that are joining the project.

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Webinar: Impactstory for researchers

კვი, 10/12/2017 - 18:00

EIFL webinar: Impactstory is an open-source website that helps researchers to track the global reach and impact of their research online. Impactstory collates data about mentions of research outputs in social media, and other online news media, enabling researchers to share stories about the the reach and impact of their research.

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Webinar: Q&A on DSpace Software

პარ, 08/12/2017 - 17:28

EIFL webinar: Do you have questions about the DSpace free and open source repository software package typically used for creating open access repositories for scholarly digital content? Join this EIFL webinar with Nason Bimbe (ex-IDS - Institute of Development Studies; now a freelance consultant), Evan Njoroge (Knowledge Management officer at Kenya Revenue Authority) and Felix Kibet Rop (Technologist at University of Nairobi, Kenya).

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Internet Governance Forum 2017

სამ, 05/12/2017 - 13:10

EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Advisor for Initiatives for Africa, Janet Sawaya, will attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017. The theme of the IGF this year is ‘Shape Your Digital Future!’.  

The IGF is a multistakeholder space that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to discuss public policy issues relating to the internet.

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6th African Internet Governance Forum

ორშ, 04/12/2017 - 10:27

The Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL) is organizing a session on the critical role of public libraries in Africa in providing public internet access during the 6th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF). EIFL is a co-founder of the DC-PAL.

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Help children in Ghana pass exams!

პარ, 01/12/2017 - 13:52

A big thank you to everyone who donated to our 'Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children' project on #GivingTuesday! 

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