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EIFL-KLISC Fact Sheet on US-Kenya trade talks

EIFL - FOSS news - Fri, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Fri, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 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.

UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science for Eastern Europe

EIFL - FOSS news - Tue, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 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.

NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 7.0 Beta 3

DSpace news - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 18:56

Dear DSpace Community,

The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS are proud to announce that DSpace 7.0 Beta 3 is now available for download and testing.

Beta 3 is the third scheduled Beta release provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. As a Beta release, we highly advise against running this version in production. Rather, we ask that you consider installing it in a test environment, try it out, and report back any issues or bugs you notice through GitHub (UI issuesBackend/API issues).

DSpace 7.0 Beta 3 is deployed for public testing on a dedicated demo site and it can be installed manually or via a Docker “quick install”.  Instructions are available at: Try out DSpace 7.

Included in Beta 3
  • Processes Admin UI (video) allows Administrators to run backend scripts/processes while monitoring their progress & completion.
  • Manage Account Profile allows logged in users to update their name, language or password.
  • New User Registration (video) and password reset to the Login screen.
  • Login As (Impersonate) another account allows Administrators to debug issues that a specific user is seeing, or do some work on behalf of that user.
  • Manage Authorization Policies of an Item allows Administrators to directly change/update the access policies of an Item, its Bundles or Bitstreams.
  • Manage Item Templates of a Collection allows Administrators to create/manage template metadata that all new Items will start with when submitted to that Collection.
  • Administer Active Workflows (video) allows Administrators to see every submission that is currently in the workflow approval process.
  • CC License step allows your users to select a Creative Commons License as part of their submission.
  • Angular CLI compatibility was added to the User Interface. This allows developers to easily update the User Interface using standard Angular commandline tools.

Source: DSpace 7 Release Notes

Learn more

Videos are now available highlighting features in the new MyDSpace area of DSpace 7:

A number of recorded presentations and workshops are available through following links:

Initial preparations and edits are being made to the official documentation for DSpace 7.

Coming soon
  • Beta 4: Beta release focusing on SEO enhancements, Theming enhancements, Solr-based Statistics views, improved GDPR alignment
  • Beta 5: Optional Beta release to address any bugs or issues found in previous Betas, or complete any incomplete features.
  • 7.0 Final Release: The final, production-ready release of 7.0 will be released as soon as all the above Betas have been completed and any outstanding major bugs have been resolved. Roughly estimated at 1-2 months after the last Beta.

More information and the latest changes can be found on DSpace 7 Release Goals.

Thanks to major code contributors!

The following organizations have been major code contributors to DSpace 7.

Atmire

4Science

FCT / RCAAP

We gratefully recognize the following institutions who together have generously contributed financially to support the DSpace 7 staged release program, and individuals who devoted time to fundraising:

Cornell University
Pascal Becker
Dalhousie University
Duke University
ETH Zurich, ETH Library
Imperial College London
Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis
LYRASIS
National Library of Finland
Beate Rajski
Technische Universität Berlin
Technische Universität Hamburg
The DSpace-Konsortium Deutschland
The Library Code GmbH
The Ohio State University
Texas Digital Library
University of Arizona
University of Edinburgh
University of Kansas
University of Minnesota
University of Toronto

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Revisit the VIVO Conference 2020!

DSpace news - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 17:58

The VIVO Conference 2020, which took place past June 16-18, was unique in many ways;

We have had our first online conference, a form of event that is becoming increasingly common and likely to remain for the duration of the COVID 19 pandemic, and it was a big step to make the VIVO community more inclusive.

We are proud to announce the highest participation since 2011: 261 registrants from 23 countries worldwide (from almost all of the continents, except Antarctica), were able to attend 44 presentations from 56 co-authors.

We had really interesting presentations related to VIVO implementations, ontology developments and in general related to research information systems and research data management.

The virtual conference was recorded, and is now published on the TIB AV Portal. You can find the recorded presentations in the VIVO 2020 collection.

More presentations will be published soon!

Thanks to all participants and the VIVO community in general for the great success of the 11th VIVO 2020 Conference. 

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EIFL’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 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'

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Tue, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 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. 

#WeMissiPRES

EIFL - FOSS news - Fri, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Fri, 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

EIFL - FOSS news - Fri, 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. 

2020 EIFL General Assembly

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 03/09/2020 - 19:24

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. 

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