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#RRI4REAL - FIT4RRI Virtual Summit

ორშ, 28/09/2020 - 16:30

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will talk about  the OpenAIRE Community of Practice for Training Coordinators at the #RRI4REAL summit session, ‘Community involvement for RRI: towards the development of an RRI trainers community of practice’. 

National Dissemination event in Armenia

ორშ, 28/09/2020 - 16:23

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will give a presentation on OpenAIRE at this event organized by the NI4OS-Europe (National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe) Project in Armenia. 

The event aims to present the Armenian OpenAIRE NOAD, its primary aims and future plans to researchers, technicians, and stakeholders. Participants will share their experiences on Open Science and European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) activities. 

Fair copyright in Kenya

ორშ, 28/09/2020 - 12:05

EIFL has been engaged in copyright work in Kenya since 2008.

We have provided training and built capacity among librarians in copyright and advocacy with our partner, the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC).

EIFL-KLISC Fact Sheet on US-Kenya trade talks

პარ, 25/09/2020 - 18:11

EIFL and our partner library consortium in Kenya, the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), have issued a fact sheet on the proposed US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement (FTA), a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement that aims to strengthen economic ties between the US and Kenya. 

This is the first time the US has sought to negotiate a deep FTA with an individual country in sub-Saharan Africa, and according to the United States Trade Representative (USTR), it can serve as a model for additional trade agreements across Africa. 

Webinar: Controlled Digital Lending in a Pandemic

პარ, 25/09/2020 - 12:55

The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue is to host a webinar on ‘Controlled Digital Lending in a Pandemic’. 

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) is an emerging practice whereby libraries lend print books in digital format to users on an ‘owned to loaned’ ratio (meaning that the number of simultaneous digital loans is limited to the number of physical copies held by the library). 

EIFL welcomes Initiative for Open Abstracts

ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 15:57

EIFL has joined over 50 organizations that have committed support for the new Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), which calls on all scholarly publishers to open the abstracts of their publications in a centralized infrastructure - Crossref - to facilitate large-scale access to and promote discovery of critical research. 

Forty publishers have already agreed to support I4OA and to make their abstracts openly available.

Webinar: Research data management services

ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 13:39

Academic librarians, faculty members, researchers, university administrators and grant and research staff are invited to attend this webinar on research data management services, co-hosted by EIFL and our partner consortium in Ghana, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana  (CARLIGH).

OS, OA & OERs: New opportunities for libraries

ხუთ, 24/09/2020 - 13:26

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will speak about open science at the international conference, 'University Library at a new Stage of Social Communications Development', to be held in Ukraine.

IFLA CLM mid-term meeting

ორშ, 21/09/2020 - 19:15

EIFL will join the meeting of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee for its mid-term meeting. The online meeting will provide an opportunity to share updates on copyright reforms around the world, as well as the impact of copyright laws on the provision of libraries services in COVID-19 times.

Science is Wonderful! 2020

ორშ, 21/09/2020 - 16:57

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will take part in Science is Wonderful! 2020, an online science exhibition that is part of the European Research & Innovation Days.

African Digital Storytelling Symposium

ორშ, 21/09/2020 - 16:10

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme, will give the closing address at the African Digital Storytelling Symposium.

UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science for Eastern Europe

სამ, 15/09/2020 - 14:31

Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme and a member of UNESCO’s Open Science Advisory Committee, will participate in a panel discussion on Open Science in Eastern Europe: Implications for Policy, Science and Society.    

The Australian eResearch & Data Skills Summit 2020

ოთხ, 09/09/2020 - 19:30

ARDC’s Australian eResearch and Data Skills Summit 2020 will focus on the discovery, coordination, design, development and delivery of digital skills training and resources for research.

EIFL’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

ოთხ, 09/09/2020 - 14:46

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EIFL is  working with our partners globally to help ensure that education and research continue despite disruptions, and that the scientific and health sectors have access to the widest range of trusted resources to support their work while the crisis continues.

'It has changed our vision for the future'

ოთხ, 09/09/2020 - 14:27

In 2018, the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS), which leads a network of 66 public libraries, staffed by over 260 librarians, entered into partnership to strengthen continuous professional development of public librarians in Namibia. The partnership developed the skills and knowledge of 16 talented public librarians, positioning them to become expert trainers for their colleagues.

EIFL and Royal Society Publishing renew agreement

სამ, 08/09/2020 - 16:48

EIFL’s renewed agreement with Royal Society Publishing, which runs until December 2023, includes free and discounted access to eight Royal Society Journals for 38 EIFL partner countries:

WIPO Virtual Conference on the Global Digital Content Market

ორშ, 07/09/2020 - 10:25

EIFL will attend the 2020 WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market (GDCM) that takes place online. The Conference will explore changes brought about by digital technologies, especially in the COVID-19 environment. ​ A special focus of the Conference will be on emerging business models, emerging digital markets, and the role of artificial intelligence for entertainment industries. 


პარ, 04/09/2020 - 18:28

#WeMissiPRES is a celebration to bring the global digital preservation community together until in-person meetings can happen again. The programme includes talks and presentations, and is a chance to share and celebrate the achievements of the digital preservation community in what has been an unusual year.

There will be three half-days (on 22, 23 and 24 September) of online conversation and debate using Zoom. The timings of each half-day have been optimized for different time-zones around the world. The event will take place in English.

Open Access Week 2020

პარ, 04/09/2020 - 16:31

International Open Access Week 2020 (OA Week 2020) takes place from  October 19-25, and EIFL will be celebrating with libraries and researchers in our partner countries.

Open Covid Pledge for Research in Education

პარ, 04/09/2020 - 12:14

EIFL has pledged its support for the Open Covid Pledge for Research in Education to underscore the critical role of education research in the collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.