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Webinar: From Open Science to Inclusive Science

1 hour 55 min ago

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Plan S compliance for OA Journals

2 hours 1 min ago

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Science Policies

2 hours 6 min ago

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Research Data Management

2 hours 13 min ago

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: OpenAPC - cost transparency of OA publishing

2 hours 20 min ago

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: How to talk to faculty about OA

8 hours 29 min ago

Do you need advice about how to talk to researchers and top management about open access? Would you like to convince your researchers that submission of their work to repositories and open access journals is important for their reputation and visibility? Would you like to increase deposit rates in your repository? Are you wondering how to win support for open access at all levels of your institution?

Open access in Kyrgyzstan

9 hours 27 min ago

Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, will give a presentation and conduct training on open science and open access at AUCA (the American University of Central Asia) as part of Open Access Week 2019 celebrations.

No borders on knowledge? WIPO debates key question

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 16:16

Evidence shows that libraries around the world are working under a patchwork of provisions in national copyright laws that are inconsistent and outdated, especially for online and cross-border uses, and that there is a real need for copyright law reform. 

Congratulations to five young library innovators

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 14:19

Congratulations to five young public librarians from four African countries who have been selected to take part in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2020 Conference in the United States as part of IYALI 2020 (the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2020).

Webinar: Janeway publishing platform

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 13:08

Join this webinar to learn more about Janeway, a free, open source publishing platform developed by the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. The webinar is jointly organized by EIFL and Open Library of Humanities.

Marrakesh Treaty: getting down to business

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 18:24

The first international workshop dedicated to operationalizing the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities among a regional group of libraries - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus and Russia - took place at the Lithuanian Library for the Blind (LAB) in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 26-27 September 2019. 

University Development in Myanmar

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 15:21

Over 150 rectors from universities across Myanmar will take part in a conference on the topic, University Development in Myanmar. 

The conference is organized by the Rectors’ Committee, and will include papers and discussion on the role of the Myanmar Teachers’ Union in higher education, how universities and industry can work together, and internationalization of Myanmar universities. 

Open access workshops in Senegal

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 16:40

EIFL and EIFL’s partner library consortium in Senegal,  the Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBESS), will host a series of workshops on open access policies and repositories as part of Open Access Week 2019 celebrations. Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager will facilitate workshops on the following topics:

Monday, 21 October 

Looking back at 20 years of EIFL

Mon, 07/10/2019 - 15:45

“In an unprecedented initiative called ‘Electronic Information for Libraries’ (EIFL Direct), libraries in 39 countries will have access to a wealth of electronic full-text scholarly journals.” This announcement, by press release, marked the birth of EIFL 20 years ago, on 5 October 1999. 

Ethiopia adopts a national open access policy

Fri, 04/10/2019 - 17:31

In September, Ethiopia adopted a national open access policy for higher education institutions. EIFL guest blogger, Dr Solomon Mekonnen Tekle, librarian at Addis Ababa University Library, and EIFL Open Access Coordinator in Ethiopia, celebrates the adoption of the policy.

EIFL-OA features in report on Mexico event

Fri, 04/10/2019 - 14:44

Article title: Open Talk in Mexico Explores Strategies for Strengthening Universal Access to Research

Publication/media outlet: Mirage News

Date published: 4 October 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of article: English

Open Access Week 2019

Mon, 30/09/2019 - 17:01

EIFL will celebrate Open Access Week 2019 by sharing stories about the impact of open access (OA) on the work of researchers and scholars in our partner countries. We are also sharing information about the many campaigns, workshops, exhibitions and seminars being organized in our partner countries to celebrate the week. OA Week is an annual, global event established by SPARC to raise awareness about OA and to call for OA to be the norm in scholarship and research. The theme of OA week 2019 is ‘Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge’. 

Join our Open Access Week 2019 celebrations!

Mon, 30/09/2019 - 16:31

Open Access Week 2019 takes place from 21 to 27 October. EIFL will celebrate by sharing stories about the impact of open access (OA) on the work of researchers and scholars in our partner countries. We’ll also share information about the many campaigns, workshops, exhibitions and seminars that our partners are organizing to celebrate the week.

Copyright podcast features EIFL’s Teresa Hackett

Sun, 29/09/2019 - 13:21

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, is the guest on the latest episode of Copyright Waffle, a podcast from the team at UK Copyright Literacy who aim to make learning about copyright fun and empowering. .