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Workshop: National policy and support actions for research data skills

სამ, 20/04/2021 - 13:50

‘National policy and support actions for research data skills - impact and experiences’ is a joint FAIRsFAIR and OpenAIRE workshop that will bring together representatives from different national platforms, projects and organizations active in skills development and policy for Research Data Management (RDM) and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data.

Open Science training community call: Africa

სამ, 20/04/2021 - 13:24

Join this LIBSENSE community call, hosted by EIFL, and discuss lessons learnt from designing and conducting virtual open access and Open Science training and community building events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RDA 17th Plenary Meeting

სამ, 20/04/2021 - 12:58

The Digital Curation Centre in collaboration with Jisc and UKRI will host the 17th Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting, ‘Opening data for global challenges’. Themes include global challenges, global mechanisms for data reuse, and global cooperation to achieve sustainable solutions with benefits for all. 

The plenary will highlight several research use cases around global collaboration to address grand challenges: 

Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe: Rhetoric and Practice

ორშ, 19/04/2021 - 13:55

UEFISCDI, host of the Romanian Open Science Knowledge Hub and the Romanian Programme Operator for the Research Programme under EEA and Norway Grants, with the support of Scientific Knowledge Services, will host the online international workshop 'Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe – rhetorics and practices' on 19-20 April. 

Open Science Workshop

ორშ, 19/04/2021 - 13:46

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) under the 'Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II' Technical Assistance Project will host a Focus Group Training on the new Horizon Europe Open Science initiatives and the management of research data.

UNESCO Expert Meeting on Open Science and IPRs

პარ, 16/04/2021 - 18:27

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will attend ‘Towards a Global Consensus on Open Science - Online Expert Meeting on Open Science and Intellectual Property Rights’ organized by UNESCO.

UNESCO is leading the development of an international standard-setting instrument on Open Science in the form of a UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

4th AfLIA Conference & 6th African Library Summit

ოთხ, 14/04/2021 - 16:26

Five public librarians who took part in EIFL’s Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI) will take part in the 4th AfLIA Conference & 6th African Library Summit.

The event, which takes place virtually this year, brings together library leadership and librarians, government officials and information stakeholders from across the African continent. The summit theme is ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution, sustainable development and African libraries’.

NORF Open Research in Ireland webinars: Skills, incentives and rewards for Open Research

ორშ, 12/04/2021 - 15:53

The National Open Research Forum (NORF, Ireland) is presenting a webinar focused on skills, incentives and rewards for Open Research. NORF has been developing a National Open Research Landscape Report to summarise progress and challenges in each of the strategic areas of Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment. Against this background, speakers will discuss the skills and competencies required for Open Research and incentives and rewards for Open Research practices.

Twenty recommendations for raising CMO standards

ორშ, 12/04/2021 - 12:43

EIFL and partner organizations in the library, archives and museum communities have made 20 recommendations for amendments in a public consultation on WIPO’s Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs), published in 2018.

Ugandan libraries building digital skills for the future

ოთხ, 07/04/2021 - 12:54

In Soroti Public Library, 300 miles north of Kampala, excitement is growing about a new ‘Digital Skills @ Your Public Library’ project, offering training to women and unemployed youth through public and community libraries.  Soroti is one of 25 libraries in Uganda taking action to reduce the digital divide in a country where less than half the population use the internet.

Libraries mean Business: marking World IP Day

ხუთ, 01/04/2021 - 19:15

EIFL and IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) are organizing an online event to mark World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April. The theme of this year’s World IP Day, organized each year by the World Intellectual Property Organization, is ‘IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market’.

Launch of statement in support of WTO TRIPS waiver proposal

ოთხ, 31/03/2021 - 13:23

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will participate in an online public event and press conference to launch a statement by global civil society joining the call by South Africa and India for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily suspend its rules on intellectual property necessary to support the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19.

IFLA CLM mid-term meeting

ოთხ, 31/03/2021 - 13:12

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will attend 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community call: Researcher engagement and researcher-friendly repository deposit workflows

სამ, 30/03/2021 - 14:59

Wondering how to inspire the faculty to deposit in a repository? Join this community call organized by LIBSENSE, EIFL and our partner consortium, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) and discuss good practices in collaborating with faculty and subject specialists/faculty librarians/reference librarians. 

Get into WIPO - Africa

სამ, 30/03/2021 - 14:38

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will join IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and AfLIA (the African Library & Information Associations and Institutions) in a webinar to deepen the engagement of librarians in Africa in work at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The regional event is a follow-on to ‘Getting started with WIPO’ that introduced library professionals to the world of WIPO.

EIFL supports WTO TRIPS waiver for COVID-19

სამ, 30/03/2021 - 14:17

For the first time, library, education and research organizations around the world joined the call by South Africa and India for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily suspend its rules on intellectual property necessary to support the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19. The call is co-sponsored by 57 developing countries, mostly in Africa.

Zambia library initiative inspires young creatives

ხუთ, 25/03/2021 - 20:33

Choma Provincial Library in Zambia is transforming the lives of young creatives by providing them with training, space and equipment to work together on creative projects. In just one year, the library - 

Library’s initiative inspires young creatives in Zambia

ხუთ, 25/03/2021 - 19:23

Keen to expand services for youth, public librarians at Choma Provincial Library conducted a scan of facilities for young people in Choma, capital of Zambia’s Southern Province. They found that there were some good youth centres and services, but that the town lacked facilities to support young people’s creativity.

EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme

ორშ, 22/03/2021 - 12:54

EIFL has organized a series of 12 webinars to introduce academic (university and research) librarians to our new digital research literacy training programme for librarians. 

An important role of academic libraries is to support researchers and students to produce quality research outputs. One of the ways in which they do this is by providing digital research literacy training. However, a survey conducted by EIFL in 2018 found that academic librarians were struggling to provide this training in a fast-moving digital environment. 

Webinar: Researcher identity & ORCID

პარ, 19/03/2021 - 13:41

Join this EIFL webinar on how to train students and researchers about establishing an online identity, and about ORCID, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.