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Updated: 3 years 25 კვირა-ს წინ

Mobile ICT-based services

ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 14:08

Six more mobile regional libraries in Ghana are being equipped with laptop computers. 

A decade of transforming public libraries

ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 11:32

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) was launched with a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in November 2009. The programme aimed to spark innovation in public libraries in developing and transition economy countries. Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL-PLIP Manager, reflects on a decade of EIFL-PLIP.

EIFL renews agreement with Edward Elgar

ორშ, 11/11/2019 - 13:03

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with Edward Elgar Publishing until December 2022. Under this renewed agreement, libraries and consortia from 30 EIFL partner countries are eligible for free access Edward Elgar’s 10 journals, over 750 development studies and environment e-books, and can publish at a discounted APC (Article Processing Charge) rate in open access in their journals.

Celebrating 10 years of EIFL-PLIP

ორშ, 11/11/2019 - 11:36

Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative celebrates 10 years of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in this guest blog for EIFL.

Ethiopian universities welcome national OA policy

პარ, 01/11/2019 - 17:34

Article title: Universities welcome new national open access policy

Publication/media outlet: Universities World News / Africa Edition

Date published: 31 October 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of article: English

Read now: Click here to read the article as published by Universities World News

Ask Me Anything webinar on DSpace

ოთხ, 30/10/2019 - 19:36

Thinking about setting up your open access repository with DSpace and don’t know how to get started and install and configure the software? Already using DSpace and have some questions about customization, back-up procedures, troubleshooting and other repository maintenance issues? Thinking about upgrading to a newer version and need some advice? Not sure whether you’re filling in metadata correctly? Have questions about content submission workflows?  Any other questions about handling DSpace?

Zambian librarians to attend workshop

ოთხ, 30/10/2019 - 19:15

Fifty Zambian librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries in northern Zambia have been invited to attend a one-day workshop on project management in libraries, and communications and advocacy.

Training is being conducted by five Zambian public library trainers: Kalaba Mweni from Mansa Provincial Library; Constance Chilipa from Solwezi Provincial Library; Thomas Mubanga from Kasama Provincial Library; Dominic Chitondo from Kitwe City Council Public Library, and Pezo Kajimalwendo from Ndola City Council Public Library. 

Workshop for 30 Zambian librarians

ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 19:12

Five Zambian public library trainers are to conduct a one-day workshop on ICT skills and communications and advocacy for 30 librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries. The trainees come four provinces: Lusaka, Southern, Western and Eastern provinces.

EIFL signs new agreement with De Gruyter

ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 17:07

EIFL’s new agreement with the academic publisher De Gruyter offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option of publishing their articles in open access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in De Gruyter’s over 440 fully open access and hybrid journals. 

The agreement, which is valid until December 2021, also provides free and discounted access to De Gruyter journals.

Learning to rethink library spaces

ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 16:40

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend an EIFL workshop on how to rethink library spaces, and use them in innovative and creative ways. 

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network. 

Library spaces training helps librarians to develop and lead action plans for redesigning library spaces, with limited or even no budget.

Building ICT training skills in Namibia

ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 15:59

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend an EIFL workshop on how to develop ICT skills training programmes for different kinds of learners in the community.

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network. 

EIFL celebrates 20th anniversary

ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 12:57

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in October by sharing our achievements, memories and the many messages of support we received from friends, partners and colleagues from across the world.

In a blog marking EIFL’s anniversary, Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, looks back at two decades of working towards a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential. 

Uganda public librarians' training

ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 19:00

Ten Ugandan public librarians, from Jinja, Soroti, Kamuli, Pallisa and Bugiri public libraries, are taking part in a three-day workshop on new service development, community needs assessment and impact assessment for public libraries.

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 13:22

Four public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in performance and outcome evaluation will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Advocacy skills for Namibian librarians

ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 12:59

Two public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in advocacy and communications will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Webinar: Google Scholar Indexing for OJS

ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:56

If you use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to publish your journals, and you wish to make sure that they are indexed with search engines, this webinar is for you.

The webinar is jointly organized by EIFL in collaboration with Google Scholar. Presenter Monica Westin, from Google Scholar, will explain how the Google Scholar indexing system works, and show you how to fix common OJS indexing problems. She will also discuss best practices for OJS journal indexing and present Google Scholar indexing guidelines and resources for OJS. There will also be time for questions and discussion. 

Good practices in using Open Journal Systems

ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:19

The EIFL Open Access Progamme (EIFL-OA) has released a checklist of good practices in using the free and open software Open Journal System (OJS) for journal editing and publishing. OJS is the most widely used publishing software in EIFL partner countries.

Webinar: From Open Science to Inclusive Science

ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:55

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Plan S compliance for OA Journals

ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:49

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Science Policies

ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:43

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks.