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OPTIMA open science project kicks-off in Ukraine

კვი, 24/01/2021 - 20:21

OPTIMA - Open Practices, Transparency and Integrity for Modern Academia - a three-year project of the European Union's Erasmus+ Capacity-building in Higher Education programme has begun in Ukraine. 

EIFL mourns the loss of Irakli Garibashvili

შაბ, 23/01/2021 - 15:25

The EIFL family has been deeply saddened to hear of the death of Irakli Garibashvili, our Country Coordinator in Georgia and leader of the the Georgian Integrated Library & Information System Consortium (GILISC). Irakli was there when EIFL started and has for 18 years been an important and much loved member of our family.


ხუთ, 21/01/2021 - 15:30

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will speak at the LTC2021 International Conclave on eScience and Digital Libraries: Building Communities for Collaboration. 

Kuchma will participate in a panel discussion on the topic Open Science and Scholarly Communication on 28 January.

EIFL-KLISC comment on Kenya’s CMO policy framework

ოთხ, 20/01/2021 - 18:16

EIFL and our partner, the Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), submitted joint comments on Kenya’s draft policy framework for the regulation of collective management organizations (CMOs) in Kenya. CMOs are organizations that manage rights on behalf of authors, performing artists, producers and other rights owners.

Marrakesh reaches 100 in 2020

სამ, 19/01/2021 - 19:14

In October 2020, the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities reached the milestone of 100 countries, making a grand total of 102 WIPO member states by the end of the year. Fifteen more countries joined the treaty in 2020, including five EIFL partner countries - Serbia, Tanzania, Belarus, Côte d'Ivoire and Ethiopia. 

Training of Laos librarians

სამ, 19/01/2021 - 17:16

EIFL staff member, Jevgenija Sevcova, will train librarians in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Laos in the use of licensed e-resources.

Congratulations to EIFL Innovation Award winners

სამ, 19/01/2021 - 13:36

Libraries across the world locked down under national restrictions to halt the spread of COVID-19 found innovative ways of continuing services, keeping in touch with communities and joining coronavirus prevention strategies. We are delighted to name the winners of the 14th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award for public library services responding to COVID-19 -

Congratulations to –

Responding to COVID-19: Innovation Award

ორშ, 18/01/2021 - 20:46

When their library went into lockdown the Main Public Library of Lima, which is part of the public libraries network run by the National Library of Peru (Biblioteca Nacional del Perú - BNP), was able to migrate some of their services online - for example, they organized virtual reading clubs and offered classes in subjects like mathematics, ICT, and e-literacy. 

Research Libraries, Researchers & the EOSC

კვი, 17/01/2021 - 13:50

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and Milica Sevkusic, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator in Serbia will take part in this series of workshops on the interaction between research libraries, researchers and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Responding to COVID-19: Innovation Award

პარ, 15/01/2021 - 20:12

While Kaunas Municipal ‘Vincas Kudirka’ Public Library was closed to the public during Lithuania’s first national lockdown, their 3D printer was working day and night. 

Two ICT specialists working in the Makerspace of one of the library’s 23 branches were busily printing a device - a hands-free door opener - that could help prevent the spread of COVID-19. They were working in long shifts to keep the printers going. 

Responding to COVID-19: Innovation Award

პარ, 15/01/2021 - 20:08

The closure of major public institutions and many businesses in Ukraine’s national lockdown that started on 12 March 2020 meant that families were stuck at home. Parents struggled to keep their children busy; children became fearful and confused, and suffered from anxiety and stress.

Responding to COVID-19: Innovation Award

პარ, 15/01/2021 - 20:01

When City of Johannesburg Libraries in South Africa went into lockdown on 27 March 2020, millions of regular users of its network of 89 public libraries across the city were suddenly deprived of free access to books, newspapers and magazines, computers, Wi-FI internet, literacy classes and ICT and e-literacy training. They also lost social opportunities: storytime for children, social gatherings for seniors, study groups. 

Occupy Library Innovators Hub

პარ, 15/01/2021 - 16:08

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) will conduct a workshop titled ‘Libraries are great? Prove it! Data and evidence-based storytelling’ for the Occupy Library Innovators Hub project. 


პარ, 15/01/2021 - 15:43

SPIDER (the Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions) has invited Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, to take part in SPIDER DINE (Digital Impact and Networking Event)

SPIDER DINE is a digital conference on the impact of digital transformation on global development in the past 10 years while looking ahead to 2030.  SPIDER is based at DSV, Department of Computer and System Sciences, which is part of Stockholm University.

UNESCO’s milestone in facilitating Open Science

ოთხ, 06/01/2021 - 19:15

In September 2020 UNESCO submitted a first draft Recommendation on Open Science to its 193 member states following extensive global consultation. Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, was one of the 30 international experts appointed by the Director-General of UNESCO to serve on the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee that prepared the first draft Recommendation. 

Article title: UNESCO Weighs In On Open Science

Open Repositories 2021

ორშ, 04/01/2021 - 14:55

‘Open for All’ is the theme of the 16th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2021), which will provide a platform to explore and reflect on the ways in which repositories enable openness for all. 

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is one of the programme co-chairs, with Liz Krznarich, DataCite, and Leila Sterman, Montana State University.

Online Consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

სამ, 22/12/2020 - 10:58

UNESCO is hosting an online consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science that will provide a platform for indigenous peoples to provide their views on opportunities, challenges, needs and ways forward for indigenous and local knowledge and open science.

Comments and recommendations will shape the draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

FAIRIO workshop on Findability

ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 18:01

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will participate in the final FAIRIO virtual workshop, on Findability of Research Information. The main input will be given by Herbert van de Sompel, Chief Innovation Officer at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). The workshop is hosted by the State Scientific Library of the Ukraine in Kyiv and the TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.

DSpace 7 User-Facing Documentation Writing Sprint

ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 16:59

Join us for this week long DSpace 7 user-facing documentation writing sprint, from January 18-24, 2021! 

During the week, writing teams, coordinated by the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT), will work asynchronously (and in planned, optional co-working sessions) to produce DSpace 7 documentation for repository, community and collection Administrators and Submitters. 

This is NOT technical documentation and your experience with previous versions of DSpace is sufficient.

Webinar: INELI India and South Asia

ორშ, 21/12/2020 - 16:11

The International Network of Library Innovators (INELI) India and South Asia has invited the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to present a webinar featuring three winners of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

The webinar is titled ‘EIFL Public Library Innovation Award Winners: community driven library services from Croatia, Lithuania, and Moldova’, and the three libraries are: