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Updated: 4 years 25 კვირა-ს წინ

Webinar: Research Assessment

ხუთ, 29/10/2020 - 12:39

Policymakers, research managers and their support staff at research institutions, research funders, university librarians and researchers - join this webinar on 'Research Assessment and Bibliometrics in the Research and Academic Environment'.

Webinar: Creative Commons licenses in teaching and learning

ხუთ, 29/10/2020 - 12:32

Librarians, lecturers, researchers and students are welcome to join this webinar on understanding and applying Creative Commons (CC) licences in the contexts of teaching and learning. The webinar is co-hosted by EIFL and our partner consortium in Ghana, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana  (CARLIGH)Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will present at the webinar. 

Co-designing open access publishing infrastructures

ოთხ, 28/10/2020 - 17:33

In June 2020, WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network), EIFL and the Coko Foundation launched a series of LIBSENSE online meetings, ‘Co-designing collaborative free and open source (FOSS) open access (OA) publishing infrastructures in Africa’, with journal editors and publishers, researchers, librarians and tool builders. 

Join the fourth and final meeting in the series, a four-hour session that will focus on turning the principles for collaborative FOSS-OA publishing infrastructures into action.

EIFL agreement with World Scientific in the news

სამ, 27/10/2020 - 13:12

University World News reports on EIFL’s agreement with World Scientific Publishing to waive or discount Article Processing Charges (APCs) for corresponding authors from 34 countries, including 15 in Africa, when publishing their articles in open access in World Scientific journals. The agreement runs till December 2022.

Article title: Open access article charge waiver for more than 100 journals

Publication/media outlet:  University World News (Africa Edition)

Webinar: Public library development

ორშ, 26/10/2020 - 18:27

The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) of the American Library Associations (ALA) has invited the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to present a webinar on EIFL's strategy for development of public libraries in Kenya and Namibia. 

CLACSO consultation on Latin American research assessment

ორშ, 26/10/2020 - 18:06

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, has been invited to join a high-level international consultation on principles and recommendations for evaluation research drafted by the Latin American Forum for Research Assessment (FOLEC- Foro Latinoamericano sobre Evaluación Científica).

GDPR webinar & writing sprint

ორშ, 26/10/2020 - 17:50

The OpenAIRE Community of Practice for Training Coordinators invites you to join this 90-minute webinar and collaborative writing sprint on organizing GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant online events.

EIFL, IWAP sign free Read & Publish agreement

ორშ, 26/10/2020 - 15:01

EIFL has signed an agreement with IWA Publishing - the publishing arm of the International Water Association - to provide free access to their 10 paywalled journals for libraries as well as free open access publishing for corresponding authors in their 15 fully open access and hybrid journals covering water, wastewater and related environmental fields. The agreement is valid until 31st December 2023.

Free reading

Libraries in 26 countries are eligible for free access to the 10 paywalled journals published by IWA Publishing:

Webinar: Repository interoperability and harvesting

ხუთ, 22/10/2020 - 14:03

Surveys show that there are very few African national repositories harvesting metadata from institutional repositories, and virtually no regional harvesters on the continent. This 90-minute webinar, organized by LIBSENSE, will look at the few examples of harvesting that have emerged in Africa and discuss the issues of repository interoperability as a path towards effective harvesting and institutional/national/regional repository development. 

EIFL and Brill sign three-year journals agreement

სამ, 20/10/2020 - 13:32

EIFL has signed a new agreement with Brill, which runs until 31 December 2023. The agreement includes discounted access to the Brill Humanities & Social Science, Law, and Biology journals collections for libraries in 24 EIFL partner countries:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Accessibility of Research Information

ორშ, 19/10/2020 - 12:49

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will speak at the second FAIRIO virtual workshop, on Accessibility of Research Information. The workshop is hosted by the State Scientific Library of the Ukraine in Kyiv and the TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology. 

‘Urgent action needed to connect communities’

პარ, 16/10/2020 - 18:14

EIFL has signed a call for urgent action to ensure that every community has access to at least one free, publicly-available, adequately connected internet access point.

The call was initiated by the Partnership for Public Access (P4PA). It coincides with the World Bank Annual Meeting on Closing the Digital Divide that takes place online today from 10-11am ET / 14:00-15:00 GMT. 

A most unusual WIPO Assemblies 2020

ხუთ, 15/10/2020 - 17:56

Teresa Hackett, Manager of the EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme, reports on an unusual five days at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).

EOSC Governance Symposium 2020

პარ, 09/10/2020 - 19:52

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Governance Symposium 2020 - the EOSC’s largest event of the year - will be held online every morning from 19 - 22 October, starting at 9.30am CET.

LIBSENSE workshop: Arab Region Progress & Perspectives

პარ, 09/10/2020 - 17:58

This 90-minute workshop continues and follows up on the LIBSENSE-III Workshop held in Tunisia from 26 - 28 April 2019. Repository managers, advocates and other open access and open science stakeholders (libraries and library consortia, content and research data providers, National Research and Education Networks - RENS) are welcome to attend the workshop.

New EIFL and World Scientific agreement on APCs

ოთხ, 07/10/2020 - 12:56

EIFL has signed a two-year agreement with academic publisher World Scientific. Under the agreement, corresponding authors from 34 EIFL partner countries will benefit from waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) when publishing their articles in open access in one of 111 World Scientific journals. 

Of the journals, 110 are hybrid and one is fully open access. More journals will be added during the agreement term, which ends on 31 December 2022.

Eligibility is as follows:

2nd ESFRI RIs-EOSC Workshop

სამ, 06/10/2020 - 12:24

EIFL is to participate in the second Workshop on the connection of ESFRI Research Infrastructures (RIs) to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC),’Research Infrastructures shaping EOSC’

OpenAIRE Week 2020

პარ, 02/10/2020 - 18:54

This year OpenAIRE Week is going virtual, and is open for all. Do you want to know more about OpenAIRE on the European and global stage? About OpenAIRE’s role in EOSC? About Open Science Gateways, and about OpenAIRE services for content providers and for researchers? Tune in and find out!  

UNESCO draft recommendation on Open Science

პარ, 02/10/2020 - 18:36

UNESCO has submitted a first draft Recommendation on Open Science to its 193 member states following extensive global consultation involving experts, members of the public, nongovernmental organizations and agencies of the United Nations.

The draft Recommendation is a milestone in facilitating international cooperation and universal access to scientific knowledge. 

Pandemic-Proof Libraries: Lessons from COVID-19

პარ, 02/10/2020 - 17:28

EIFL and IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) are co-organizing a session on emerging lessons for libraries in the COVID-19 pandemic during the Week of Intellectual Property, the Public Interest and Covid-19 that takes place online from 5th - 9th October 2020.