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Open access via repositories

ოთხ, 28/09/2022 - 12:12

Lorraine Estelle, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, discusses the main routes for making articles open access and introduces EIFL’s guide for authors on obtaining their Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) from journal publishers.

2022 EIFL General Assembly

ოთხ, 28/09/2022 - 12:06

The EIFL General Assembly is our major knowledge sharing event of the year. This year, we will be holding a virtual General Assembly via Zoom. 

3rd OA Specialist Workshop of China

პარ, 23/09/2022 - 19:13

Lorraine Estelle, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will give a presentation at the 3rd Open Access Specialist Workshop of China on the practices and experiences of the  EIFL Licensing Programme in negotiating open access agreements with publishers.

First open science policy adopted in Congo

ხუთ, 22/09/2022 - 19:21

Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs in Goma (ULPGL-Goma), the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has adopted the first institutional open science policy in the country - Charte de l’ULPGL pour la science ouverte - in August 2022. 

Development of the policy was supported by EIFL, working with our national partner, the Consortium des Bibliothèques Académiques du Congo (COBAC). Through COBAC, we are also promoting the adoption of open science policies in other institutions in Congo.

EIFL joins DIAMAS project partnership

სამ, 20/09/2022 - 17:26

EIFL is pleased to partner in the ‘Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication’ (DIAMAS) project, which was launched earlier this month and has received funding from the European Union to develop Diamond Open Access Publishing in Europe.

Webinar and demonstration - DSpace 7

ხუთ, 15/09/2022 - 13:58

DSpace 7 brings to DSpace a single, modern user interface and integrates current technological standards and best practices, resulting in a lean, responsive, next-generation repository.

In this webinar, Narendra of DSquare Technologies and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will discuss DSpace’s repository conventional use cases, software scenario until DSpace 6, give an overview of DSpace 7 and demonstrate new things in DSpace 7. They will also provide a glimpse of strategic thinking about repositories - knowledge management, use cases, ontologies, etc.

Open science policies in Francophone Africa

ხუთ, 15/09/2022 - 13:37

Join this EIFL and LIBSENSE webinar (in French) with Cécile Coulibaly, Université Virtuelle de Côte d'Ivoire, Eliezer Bisimwa and Michael Ajuamungu, Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs, who will talk about their newly adopted institutional open science policies. Their input will be followed by discussion on the advancement of open science policies in Francophone Africa. 

Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

ხუთ, 15/09/2022 - 12:52

The 16th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that enable learning through play - is now open for applications.

Digital skills@your local library

ოთხ, 14/09/2022 - 18:11

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. 

Global Equity in Open Access Publishing

სამ, 13/09/2022 - 18:48

Authors, globally, publish a large proportion of their research articles in scholarly journals that charge fees for open access. With fee-based open access publishing growing rapidly, there is increasing concern around equity. 

‘Viewpoints and contributions from Africa and Europe’ is the first of three workshops seeking to advance equity in open access publishing worldwide by identifying and discussing financial and other barriers faced by authors and readers, and by developing practical mechanisms and action plans for removing these barriers.

Open Climate Campaign

პარ, 02/09/2022 - 16:52

Climate change, and the resulting harm to our global biodiversity, are among the world's most pressing challenges. 

The climate crisis is complex and requires global, national, and local actions informed by multidisciplinary research.  However, knowledge and data about the climate crisis and the possible solutions, mitigations and actions to tackle it are too often not publicly accessible.

EIFL renews agreement with Edward Elgar

პარ, 02/09/2022 - 16:29

EIFL’s agreement with Edward Elgar has been renewed for three years, until December 2025.  Edward Elgar Publishing is one of the leading independent academic book publishers in law, business and the social sciences. Edward Elgar also publishes a growing list of peer-reviewed journals.

The renewed agreement provides free access in 31 countries to 17 journals and the Edward Elgar Development Studies & Environment e-books Collections of 756 titles.

Getting started: Marrakesh Treaty in Kenya

ხუთ, 01/09/2022 - 12:14

The Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities creates an unprecedented opportunity for enabling access to printed works for people with print disabilities. Libraries play a key role in facilitating access. 

EIFL, CC and SPARC launch Open Climate Campaign

სამ, 30/08/2022 - 21:07

EIFL, Creative Commons and SPARC have launched the Open Climate Campaign, a major four-year campaign to open research in climate science and biodiversity. 

The Latvian Open Science Strategy

სამ, 30/08/2022 - 16:06

EIFL welcomes the Latvian Open Science Strategy, a comprehensive document that aims to provide society, researchers, businesses, policymakers and other stakeholders with openly available research outputs, scientific publications and research data, and to promote citizen science - meaningful societal engagement in the research process.

International Training Workshop on Open Science and SDGs

ხუთ, 25/08/2022 - 14:34

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will speak about the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science at the International Training Workshop on Open Science and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

ICT camp in Bundibugyo, Uganda

სამ, 23/08/2022 - 16:30

Maendeleo Foundation, EIFL’s partner, will conduct a week-long ICT camp to equip people in Bundibugyo District, Western Uganda, with computer and internet skills. The training will take place at Semulik Secondary School in Bundibugyo town.

EIFL renews agreement with HeinOnline

ორშ, 22/08/2022 - 14:10

EIFL has renewed its agreement with William S. Hein & Co. Through this agreement, institutions can subscribe at discounted prices to three products: the customized HeinOnline package for EIFL, the HeinOnline package for EIFL plus the Law Journals Library, and the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.

The customized HeinOnline package for EIFL contains the constitutional histories of 170+ countries, a large collection of historical books and monographs on legal history.