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Open Science Forum

სამ, 30/05/2023 - 16:16

Milica Ševkušić, Project Coordinator, EIFL Open Access Programme, will give a presentation at the Open Science Forum, a whole-day event at the  Science and Technology Park, Novi Sad, Serbia. The event is organized by the project Strentex and will cover a wide range of topics related to open science. 

Milica’s presentation is titled, The EOSC Portal: What is there for researchers? and will share some of the results of the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Future project. EIFL is a partner in the EOSC Future project.

WIPO Copyright Committee (44th Session)

სამ, 30/05/2023 - 13:08

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will participate in negotiations at the 44th session of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/44). 

Work will be advanced on the new work programme on limitations and exceptions (L&Es) adopted at SCCR/43, and it is expected that a new version of the draft treaty for the protection of broadcasting organizations will be discussed.

OpenAIRE coffee-break on e-accessibility: It’s all about the tools

ხუთ, 25/05/2023 - 13:16

Join this OpenAIRE online coffee-break, hosted by EIFL, about e-accessibility tools and how to make content on the Web more accessible to people with disability.

IYALI 2023

ოთხ, 24/05/2023 - 14:19

Five public librarians, from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Uganda, will travel to Germany as part of the EIFL Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI), which exposes emerging public library innovators from African countries to experiences and ideas from other continents and countries. 

The young African librarians will participate in a week-long learning and knowledge sharing programme with public libraries in Germany.  The five librarians are – 

3rd OpenAIRE Open Science Train-the-Trainer bootcamp

ორშ, 22/05/2023 - 14:25

OpenAIRE's train-the-trainer bootcamp aims to build open science trainers’ skills in research data management, open access and other aspects of open science so that they can support researchers and students in the ever-changing world of research.

WIPO Preservation Toolkit: finalize as is

პარ, 19/05/2023 - 13:44

EIFL and the international library, archives and museum communities have called on WIPO to finalize the new Toolkit on Preservation (document SCCR/43/4) without making any further changes to the text. The call was made in response to an invitation to delegations at WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) to provide written comments on the Toolkit.

webinar: 10 years of the Marrakesh Treaty

ხუთ, 18/05/2023 - 16:40

The Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities was adopted by WIPO member states on 27 June 2013. To mark the 10th anniversary of this landmark treaty, Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will participate in a webinar organized by the IFLA section on Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD).

Library week in Kosovo

სამ, 16/05/2023 - 18:23

Jevgenija Sevcova, EIFL Programmes and Events Coordinator, is to speak at Library Week in Kosovo. Events to celebrate the week are organized by the National Library of Kosovo, with support from the Ministry of Culture.

Jevenija will speak about EIFL’s work in a presentation titled ‘Library Consortium - benefits of being a part of a big community.’


2022 EIFL Annual Report

ორშ, 15/05/2023 - 17:58

We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2022 Annual Report, in which we share our achievements and tell the stories of people who have benefited from our work. 

OA journal publishing in Georgia

ოთხ, 10/05/2023 - 12:15

Openjournals.ge, an open access multidisciplinary publishing platform for Georgian academic journals, EIFL’s partner in Georgia, the Georgian Integrated Library Information System Consortium (GILISC), and ‘Ivane Javakhishvili’ Tbilisi State University National Science Library of Georgia will host webinar on quality evaluation criteria, best practices and assessment systems for open access journal publishing that have been developed by international associations, funders and international databases. 

16th Berlin Open Access Conference

პარ, 05/05/2023 - 19:35

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, will attend the 16th Berlin Open Access Conference: Together for Transformation, which brings together national-level delegations, including scientists and scholars, and leadership in governments, higher education institutions, funding agencies and libraries from around the world. 

XVI International Conference Central Asia – 2023

პარ, 05/05/2023 - 19:21

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, has been invited by the National Library of Uzbekistan to give a presentation at the XVI International Conference ‘Central Asia – 2023: Information and Library resources in science, education, culture and business’.

Kupryte’s presentation is titled, ‘Knowledge without boundaries: EIFL update and welcome’. Uzbekistan is an EIFL partner country.

EIFL agreement with JSTOR for Backlist E-books

პარ, 05/05/2023 - 12:24

EIFL has renewed the agreement with JSTOR that provides access to more than 67,000 high-quality backlist titles from over 100 publishers. 

The agreement is valid until 30 June 2024. Participating institutions can access the collection of high-quality backlist titles for a highly discounted subscription fee.

At the end of each subscription year, institutions keep the most used titles in perpetuity. We expect to renew this agreement at the end of June 2024.

Research data management support in Malawi

ხუთ, 04/05/2023 - 08:07

Research data management is still a new area for researchers and librarians in Malawi. A lot of research is being done, but the data-sets are mostly not made available for re-use and verification. This has led to duplication in studies, loss of valuable data and inability to share necessary data. 

Open science train-the-trainer tips

ხუთ, 27/04/2023 - 10:58

EIFL bootcamp instructors Jonathan England, Iryna Kuchma, Irena Nježić, Ljiljana Radisavljević, Milica Ševkušić and Obrad Vučkovac share their reflections on the course, and lessons learnt.

New partnerships - a Right to Research in Africa

სამ, 25/04/2023 - 10:40

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, looks back at a major conference on the Right to Research that took place in South Africa in January 2023, and the practical and policy insights that were gained during the event.

Tech savvy libraries on the rise in Uganda

ორშ, 24/04/2023 - 17:24

If you want to connect to the internet, or learn digital skills in Uganda - join the queue at your local library. 

EIFL support energizes Ethiopia OA journals sector

ორშ, 24/04/2023 - 13:30

With support from EIFL, Addis Ababa University Libraries (AAUL) has increased access to and visibility of research from academic institutions across Ethiopia by upgrading the national open access publishing platform, Ethiopian Journals Online (EJOL), and adding 21 new journals from 10 institutions to the platform. 

A great week at WIPO

ორშ, 17/04/2023 - 09:21

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, looks back at a great week at WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization).