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Webinar: Using the OA route to increase research impact

პარ, 19/03/2021 - 13:19

Join this EIFL webinar on how to train students and researchers about using open access (OA) to increase research impact, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Institutional repository

პარ, 19/03/2021 - 12:36

Join this EIFL webinar on how to train students and researchers about institutional repositories, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Effective publishing strategy

ხუთ, 18/03/2021 - 20:16

Join this EIFL webinar on ‘Choosing an effective publishing strategy’, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Academic Integrity

ხუთ, 18/03/2021 - 20:08

Join this EIFL webinar on ‘Academic Integrity’, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Digital research literacy training

ხუთ, 18/03/2021 - 19:59

Join this EIFL webinar to learn more about the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline

ხუთ, 18/03/2021 - 13:38

An important role of academic libraries is to support researchers and students to produce quality research outputs, and one of the ways in which they do this is by providing digital research literacy training. However, a survey conducted by EIFL in 2018 found that academic librarians were struggling to provide this training in a fast-moving digital environment.

EIFL, IFLA issue call on World Trade Organization

ოთხ, 10/03/2021 - 13:45

EIFL and IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) have called on the Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to extend international trade law measures which reduce burdens on the poorest countries, and allow them to set regulatory frameworks for copyright to enable their libraries to support education, research and cultural participation.

EIFL - ZULC comment on Zimbabwe’s copyright amendment bill

ორშ, 08/03/2021 - 20:02

EIFL and our partner, the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC), appreciated the opportunity to submit comments to the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO) on the first draft of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Amendment Bill. 

Our joint comments included two general remarks, as well as specific comments on provisions in the bill related to persons with print disabilities and the protection of technological protection measures.

Webinar: Open Science Communities

სამ, 02/03/2021 - 13:33

Are you interested in building Open Science Communities? Would you like to learn more? Join this OpenAIRE webinar, hosted by EIFL, with Loek Brinkman, Assistant Professor at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, who will talk about Open Science Communities in the Netherlands. 

Society for Scholarly Publishing

ოთხ, 24/02/2021 - 16:57

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will be a panellist during the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, which brings together publishers, librarians, academics, funders, technologists, and others with a stake in how research is shared. The theme of the meeting is, ‘Charting a New Course from Chaos to Innovation’. 

OPTIMA project kick-off meeting

ხუთ, 18/02/2021 - 12:38

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in the OPTIMA - Open Practices, Transparency and Integrity for Modern Academia - project kick-off meeting. 

Access to knowledge for all – EIFL’s next steps

ხუთ, 18/02/2021 - 11:07

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, looks back at our achievements and successes over the past three years and presents our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. 

Access to knowledge has never been more critical. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital need for knowledge and information and the benefits of open science. At the same time, the pandemic has deepened global inequalities and the digital divide. 

FlashForward: Access to Knowledge in a Pandemic

ოთხ, 17/02/2021 - 17:10

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will organize a session ‘Access to Knowledge in a Pandemic (or How Copyright Exceptions Facilitate Social Distancing)’ at FlashForward, an online event to celebrate Flash Grant recipients and to enhance its connections as a fellowship community.

WIPO Copyright Committee (41st session)

ოთხ, 17/02/2021 - 16:50

The 41st session of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is scheduled to take place in Geneva from 28 June  - 1 July 2021. 

The modality of the meeting has not been confirmed - it will be influenced by guidance from the United Nations and any host country restrictions, and decided in consultation with the Member States. SCCR/40 took place in hybrid mode (in-person for Geneva-based delegates and online).

2021 – a year of open science training?

ოთხ, 17/02/2021 - 13:33

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, looks forward to a challenging and busy year for open science training.

Moving open access and open science training events online was a challenge and an opportunity in 2020. Training in a virtual environment diminishes the variety of interactions that face-to-face training allows; however, at the same time, we were able to reach many more people through our events and workshops - people who might not have been able to travel to training. 

EIFL calls on WTO to support LDC request

სამ, 16/02/2021 - 17:39

EIFL has called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to grant a request by Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to extend the LDC TRIPS exemption for as long as a country remains an LDC.

Article 66.1 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) grants Least Developed Countries (LDCs) an exemption from implementing the substantive obligations for protection and enforcement of IP rights, including copyright. 

Dataverse repository webinar

ხუთ, 11/02/2021 - 18:49

Are you looking for software to run your research data repository? Join this LIBSENSE webinar, hosted by EIFL, and learn about Dataverse software for setting up repositories for research data.

  • Date and time: 10 March at 10:00-11:30 GMT  
  • To register: Please register here

Dataverse (https://dataverse.org) is free and open source software for repositories to share, preserve and explore research data.

Open access publishing with OJS 3

ხუთ, 11/02/2021 - 18:27

Webinar: Join this LIBSENSE webinar hosted by EIFL about good practices in using Open Journal Systems software (OJS) 3 and establishing an open access scholarly journal. OJS is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. Originally developed and released by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research, it is the most widely used open source journal publishing platform in existence, with over 10,000 journals using it worldwide. 

Copyright policy action for OA

ხუთ, 11/02/2021 - 18:17

Webinar: This EIFL and SPARC Europe webinar will provide copyright policy updates from international and national policy-makers and discuss policy alignment actions to enable researchers to disseminate their research as widely as possible.

Young innovators to take part in African Library Summit

ხუთ, 11/02/2021 - 13:50

Congratulations to five young African public library innovators who have been selected by EIFL to speak at the 4th conference of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) and the 6th African Library Summit, scheduled to take place online during the third week of May.

The Summit is attended by public library leadership and librarians, government officials and information stakeholders from across the African continent. The Summit theme this year is ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution, sustainable development and African libraries’.