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Congratulations to six African scholarship winners

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 14:25

Congratulations to six young African public library innovators who have won scholarships to take part in the 3rd conference of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) and 5th African Library Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The Summit theme this year is ‘African Libraries Creating the Africa We Want and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.

The Summit will be attended by public library leadership and librarians, government officials and information stakeholders from across the African continent.

EIFL renews EBSCO E-books agreement

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 17:45

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with EBSCO Information Services for the EBSCO eBook Academic Subscription Collection.

Strengthening public library training in Namibia

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 14:52

EIFL and Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) have entered into a partnership to strengthen continuous professional development of public librarians by building training skills of a group of librarians, who will become trainers within the NLS network of public libraries.

The partnership will build capacity of public librarians to use digital technology effectively and confidently in services that are relevant to their communities, and to provide technology training in their communities.

DIY open science training

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 13:26

Take our training materials, build on our training format and organize your train-the-trainer event! 

Congratulations to six African library innovators

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 16:51

Congratulations to six young African public librarians, who will travel to Denmark as part of IYALI (the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators).

IYALI is an initiative of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP). The initiative aims to expose emerging public library innovators in Africa to professional learning experiences and ideas from other countries. IYALI 2019 is a partnership between EIFL and Aarhus Public Libraries in Denmark.

Cambodia national workshop on disability

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 14:34

EIFL is to take part in the first national workshop in Cambodia to design a National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP) 2019-2023. The new plan aims to ensure inclusiveness and equality for people living with disabilities in Cambodia.

The two-day workshop will bring together the Royal Government of Cambodia, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), development partners, civil society, persons with disabilities and the private sector.

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 14:10

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will provide additional training for university repository managers at the University of Yangon, Yangon University of Economics and Yezin Agricultural University. The training is part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project.

Open Education Week 2019

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 16:24

Open Education Week is a celebration of the Open Education Movement, that aims to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

Thailand: Marrakesh is good to go!

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 19:04

On 28 January 2019, the Kingdom of Thailand deposited its instrument of accession at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to join the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities. Since amendments bringing the Thai Copyright Act into line with the treaty were adopted on 11 November 2018 (Copyright Act (No. 4) B.E.

Open science on the move in Serbia

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 15:12

EIFL has been supporting open access in Serbia since 2000. EIFL-supported awareness raising, advocacy and policy development workshops have resulted in the launch of two OA journals portals (doiSerbia and SCIndeks), and improved OA publishing policies and practices.

Learning circles a hit in African public libraries

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:59

In 2018, EIFL and partners Peer to Peer University and Kenya National Library Service completed a three-year project to test and encourage growth of learning circles - in-person study groups for online learners - in public libraries in Africa. The results far exceeded the project’s goals - in just one year (2018) over a thousand people completed online courses in a wide range of subjects in libraries in Kenya and Uganda, and in Zambia dozens of learners are working through courses.

Cambodia’s disability strategy targets Marrakesh

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 10:01

On 11-12 December 2018, EIFL participated in the first national workshop in Cambodia to design a National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP) 2019-2023. The new plan, that aims to ensure inclusiveness and equality for people living with disabilities, extends for another four years the existing plan (2014-2018) that has benefited around 10,000 people.

Ubiquity Press open repositories platform

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 11:37

EIFL webinar: The EIFL Open Access Programme is starting 2019 with a series of webinars highlighting new developments in open repositories platforms. Join us for the first webinar in the series, to learn about a new open source repositories platform that Ubiquity Press will be releasing in early 2019.

Namibia public librarians’ training

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 16:43

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend a four-day EIFL workshop on design thinking for public libraries and project management.

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network.  

Public librarians’ training in Kenya

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:07

Twenty public librarians from libraries in the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) network will attend a four-day workshop on design thinking and project management for public libraries.

Sustainable non-APC publishing models

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 17:29

EIFL Open Access (OA) Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL-OA coordinator Gwen Franck will be among facilitators at this two-day interactive OpenAIRE workshop for book and journal publishers and librarians supporting non-APC publishing initiatives.

WIPO Copyright Committee (39th Session)

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 16:49

The 39th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 21 - 25 October 2019.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

Renewal agreement for Cambridge Journals Online

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 14:58

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Journals Online.

Cambridge Journals Online offers access to a multidisciplinary collection of over 398 leading journals, including over 200 published on behalf of learned and professional societies. In 2019, the collection includes 167 journals in Science & Technology, 262 in Humanities & Social Sciences, and 73 in Medicine.

Fantastic results! Support our project in Ghana

Sun, 23/12/2018 - 22:17

Almost all of the children (98%) who attended EIFL-supported hands-on computer classes in under-resourced schools in three regions of Ghana have passed ICT in the Basic Education Certificate Exam (B.E.C.E) in 2018.

EIFL renews agreements with Duke University Press

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 13:29

The e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collections provides online access to 50 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences.

The Euclid Prime Collection is a collection of journals in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics hosted by Project Euclid. The 2019 collection includes current content from 32 titles, as well as archival content from another 15 journals. There are also 26 open access journals available from Project Euclid.