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Society for Scholarly Publishing

ოთხ, 24/02/2021 - 16:57

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will be a panellist during the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, which brings together publishers, librarians, academics, funders, technologists, and others with a stake in how research is shared. The theme of the meeting is, ‘Charting a New Course from Chaos to Innovation’. 

Access to knowledge for all – EIFL’s next steps

ორშ, 15/02/2021 - 11:07

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, looks back at our achievements and successes over the past three years and presents our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. 

Access to knowledge has never been more critical. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital need for knowledge and information and the benefits of open science. At the same time, the pandemic has deepened global inequalities and the digital divide. 

UKSG 44th Annual Conference 2021

ხუთ, 11/02/2021 - 13:15

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Coordinator, will participate in the UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition 2021. 

The conference is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which attracts a large number of delegates each year from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. The conference combines plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with virtual social events and a major online trade exhibition. 

Access Lab 2021

ხუთ, 11/02/2021 - 13:05

EIFL will participate in Access Lab 2021, a two-day event that brings together librarians, publishers and library users to discuss challenges and solutions around discovery and access to digital content and services. The theme for this year’s event is 'Thriving in the (un)usual'. The event will be held online.

EIFL Country Coordinator for Uganda David Bukenya will be a panelist during a debate about the digital divide, and EIFL Licensing Programme Manager Romy Beard will also attend the event. 

EIFL, Taylor & Francis renew agreement

ოთხ, 03/02/2021 - 14:06

EIFL’s renewed agreement with Taylor & Francis includes discounted read access to over 2,000 journals and waived and discounted Article Processing Charges(APCs) in 123 fully open access journals. The agreement lasts until 2023.

Discounted read access

Through the agreement, libraries in 21 EIFL countries are eligible for discounted access to the Taylor & Francis Science & Technology, and Social Science & Humanities Journals Collections of over 2,000 journals. Eligible countries:

Training of Laos librarians

სამ, 19/01/2021 - 17:16

EIFL staff member, Jevgenija Sevcova, will train librarians in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Laos in the use of licensed e-resources.

EIFL renews Bookshare agreement

ორშ, 14/12/2020 - 17:17

EIFL has renewed its three-year agreement with Benetech, a technology company based in Silicon Valley, California, USA, for access to Bookshare, the world's largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities.

Bookshare is an online library for people who read differently because of disabilities that affect their use of traditional print - for example, blindness, visual impairment, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities, such as Parkinson’s disease and paralysis.

OA2020 Update and Summit of Chief Negotiators

სამ, 08/12/2020 - 13:42

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Progamme Manager, have been invited by the Open Access (OA) 2020 Initiative and the Max Planck Society to attend the OA2020 Summit of Chief Negotiators. 

The first part of the meeting, documenting the progress of OA2020 stakeholders, will be recorded and published on the OA2020 website; the second part of the meeting, highlighting benchmarks in key areas of transformative negotiation strategies, will be reserved for OA2020 partners participating live.

EIFL & ERS sign read & publish agreement

ორშ, 07/12/2020 - 15:48

EIFL has signed a new read & publish agreement with the European Respiratory Society. The agreement, which lasts until December 2023, covers free and discounted read & publish prices for access to and publishing in its flagship journal, the European Respiratory Journal, for libraries and authors from 37 EIFL partner countries.

EIFL, CUP renew access & publishing agreement

სამ, 01/12/2020 - 17:58

EIFL has renewed its agreement with Cambridge University Press for access to and publishing in Cambridge University Press journals for a further year, until December 2021.

Free read access

Through the agreement, libraries in 11 EIFL countries can get free access to the Cambridge University Press Journals Collection of 404 titles.

Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Fiji, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Namibia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe

‘Waive or reduce APCs to help authors’

სამ, 17/11/2020 - 17:57

The Scholarly Kitchen, an independent blog established by the Society for Scholarly Publishing, asked EIFL to give input into a series of articles asking, ‘How Can We Achieve Equitable Participation in Open Research?’ Romy Beard, Manager of the EIFL Licensing Programme, and Rima Kupryte, Director of EIFL, responded by urging publishers to cut or waive article processing charges (APCs) to help authors from developing and transition economy countries, and to streamline