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AMICAL Consortium Webinar

პარ, 03/02/2023 - 14:04

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will present at this webinar organized by the AMICAL Consortium. The webinar is titled ‘Open research: Why it’s important, how to make research more open and how to drive change’.

AMICAL is an international consortium that advances learning, teaching and research through the collaborative development of library and information services and curricular resources at member institutions.


EOSC Future project meeting

ხუთ, 02/02/2023 - 18:28

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and Milica Ševkušić, Project Coordinator, EIFL Open Access Programme, will attend the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Future project partners’ meeting. 

EIFL is a partner in the EOSC Future project.

EIFL delivers comments on SA’s Copyright Bill

სამ, 31/01/2023 - 16:15

In a submission delivered to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), one of the two Houses of Parliament in South Africa, EIFL urged the NCOP to support adoption of the Copyright Amendment Bill as soon as possible.

Thirty new OA journals go online in Georgia

ორშ, 30/01/2023 - 20:44

Openjournals.ge is an open access multidisciplinary publishing platform for Georgian academic journals run by EIFL’s partner in Georgia, the Georgian Integrated Library Information System Consortium (GILISC), and ‘Ivane Javakhishvili’ Tbilisi State University (TSU) National Science Library of Georgia. 

With EIFL’s support, GILISC - 

Open access in Georgia

ორშ, 30/01/2023 - 13:11

EIFL has been supporting national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy in Georgia in collaboration with our national partner, the Georgian Integrated Library Information System Consortium (GILISC) 2017, since 2010.

Congratulations to EIFL Innovation Award winners

ხუთ, 26/01/2023 - 11:00

We are delighted to name four winners of the 16th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, for Public libraries enabling learning through play. 

Strengthening open access publishing in Kenya

ოთხ, 25/01/2023 - 13:39

A project supported by EIFL has strengthened understanding of open access publishing at 46 institutions in Kenya. It has led to increased open access journal publishing capacity and gained greater recognition for open access publishing at institutions across the country. The project raised the importance of meeting open access journal quality requirements developed by the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Sign the Copyright Bill, EIFL urges Nigerian President

სამ, 24/01/2023 - 13:14

EIFL has written to the President of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, requesting that he sign the Copyright Bill 2022 (SBs. 688 & 769) into law at the earliest opportunity. 

Enabling learning through play: Innovation Award

პარ, 20/01/2023 - 17:17

Biblioteca de la Creatividad (Library of Creativity) in Colombia takes children on a playful journey that inspires them with a spirit of entrepreneurship and gives them the skills needed to create and implement sustainable solutions to challenges faced in their community.

The library serves Ciudad Bolivar, a rural area in the south of Colombia's capital city, Bogota, where generations of children have grown up in poverty. The library designed the ‘Doers Programme: Leaders and Entrepreneurs of Change’, to arouse children’s interest in tackling social problems through service. 

Enabling learning through play: Innovation Award

პარ, 20/01/2023 - 16:47

Storytelling, drawing and painting, drama, building objects out of safe waste, LEGO, free play, board games like chess and scrabble - they are all available for children to learn through play at Eastlands Library in Kenya.

The library’s ‘Play Bunk’ programme offers play-time in the library after school hours to children from a densely populated but underserved area of Nairobi. Eastlands Library is extremely busy: from January to December 2022, the library served an average of almost 2,000 people a month. Most of the library users were children, their caregivers and young adults.

Enabling learning through play: Innovation Award

პარ, 20/01/2023 - 16:34

Naujoji Vilnia Library in Lithuania invites children who are going through emotional difficulties, and their families, to join therapeutic reading and storytelling activities in a virtual gaming environment. The activities, in the library’s ‘Isl@nd of Openness’ programme,  are designed to help the participants to cope with these difficulties, and to  encourage them to open up and speak to specialists who can provide further support. 

Enabling learning through play: Innovation Award

პარ, 20/01/2023 - 16:08

The ‘I have the right to read’ programme offered by Public Library ‘Radislav Nikčević’ in Jagodina, Serbia, is providing children aged from 6 - 12 years old with rich learning through play experiences to improve their reading comprehension.

By building reading comprehension skills, the programme is supporting cognitive development of the children, and helping them to improve their imagination and creativity, to develop empathy and friendships, and to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. 

3rd Open Science Conference

ორშ, 16/01/2023 - 18:26

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will participate in the 3rd Open Science Conference, which is themed Accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals, Democratizing the Record of Science. 

Supporting Ukrainian Refugees with Print Disabilities

ორშ, 16/01/2023 - 12:44

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will speak at a meeting of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Section for Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities to address ways of providing Ukrainian refugees with print disabilities with accessible books. EIFL has produced an information sheet on this topic.

EIFL renews agreement with Oxford University Press

სამ, 10/01/2023 - 20:01

EIFL has renewed its agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP) for access to Oxford Journals and 30 online resources for a further year, until December 2023.

In addition to the full collection of Oxford Journals, the following online resources are available:

WIPO Copyright Committee (43rd Session)

პარ, 23/12/2022 - 14:24

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will participate in discussions at the 43rd session of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR / 43).

Season's greetings from EIFL

ხუთ, 22/12/2022 - 18:01

All the best for the holiday season and the New Year,
with warm wishes from the EIFL Board and team.
Thank you to everyone who has worked with us in 2022.
We look forward to working with you again in 2023.

Digital skills@your local library

სამ, 20/12/2022 - 13:37

EIFL’s partner, National Library of Uganda, is organizing a knowledge-sharing event for librarians and other trainers involved in the ‘Digital skills @ your local library’ project, and representatives of agencies with an interest in advancing digital inclusion in Uganda. 

The 'Digital skills @ your local library' project is funded by Belgium through the Wehubit Programme implemented by the Belgian development agency, Enabel.

Transformative agreements in the EIFL network

ორშ, 19/12/2022 - 14:06

At the EIFL General Assembly 2022, licensing coordinators from EIFL partner countries shared their experiences of negotiating and managing transformative agreements. There have been positives, but also some challenges, writes EIFL Licensing Programme Manager Lorraine Estelle.

Building a digital future for all

ორშ, 19/12/2022 - 12:58

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2022 took place from 28 November to 2 December 2022 in hybrid format, with remote participation online and in-person participation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. EIFL’s Ramune Petuchovaite reflects on shifts in debates at the Forum and highlights two reports that will be useful for policymakers working in the area of digital inclusion.