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Zambian librarians to attend workshop

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 19:15

Fifty Zambian librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries in northern Zambia have been invited to attend a one-day workshop on project management in libraries, and communications and advocacy.

Training is being conducted by five Zambian public library trainers: Kalaba Mweni from Mansa Provincial Library; Constance Chilipa from Solwezi Provincial Library; Thomas Mubanga from Kasama Provincial Library; Dominic Chitondo from Kitwe City Council Public Library, and Pezo Kajimalwendo from Ndola City Council Public Library. 

Workshop for 30 Zambian librarians

Mon, 28/10/2019 - 19:12

Five Zambian public library trainers are to conduct a one-day workshop on ICT skills and communications and advocacy for 30 librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries. The trainees come four provinces: Lusaka, Southern, Western and Eastern provinces.

EIFL signs new agreement with De Gruyter

Mon, 28/10/2019 - 17:07

EIFL’s new agreement with the academic publisher De Gruyter offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option of publishing their articles in open access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in De Gruyter’s over 440 fully open access and hybrid journals. 

The agreement, which is valid until December 2021, also provides free and discounted access to De Gruyter journals.

Learning to rethink library spaces

Mon, 28/10/2019 - 16:40

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend an EIFL workshop on how to rethink library spaces, and use them in innovative and creative ways. 

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. 

Library spaces training helps librarians to develop and lead action plans for redesigning library spaces, with limited or even no budget.

Building ICT training skills in Namibia

Mon, 28/10/2019 - 15:59

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend an EIFL workshop on how to develop ICT skills training programmes for different kinds of learners in the community.

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. 

EIFL celebrates 20th anniversary

Mon, 28/10/2019 - 12:57

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in October by sharing our achievements, memories and the many messages of support we received from friends, partners and colleagues from across the world.

In a blog marking EIFL’s anniversary, Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, looks back at two decades of working towards a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential. 

Uganda public librarians' training

Wed, 23/10/2019 - 19:00

Ten Ugandan public librarians, from Jinja, Soroti, Kamuli, Pallisa and Bugiri public libraries, are taking part in a three-day workshop on new service development, community needs assessment and impact assessment for public libraries.

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

Wed, 23/10/2019 - 13:22

Four public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in performance and outcome evaluation will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

Wed, 23/10/2019 - 13:22

Four public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in performance and outcome evaluation will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Advocacy skills for Namibian librarians

Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:59

Two public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in advocacy and communications will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Webinar: Google Scholar Indexing for OJS

Wed, 23/10/2019 - 11:56

If you use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to publish your journals, and you wish to make sure that they are indexed with search engines, this webinar is for you.

The webinar is jointly organized by EIFL in collaboration with Google Scholar. Presenter Monica Westin, from Google Scholar, will explain how the Google Scholar indexing system works, and show you how to fix common OJS indexing problems. She will also discuss best practices for OJS journal indexing and present Google Scholar indexing guidelines and resources for OJS. There will also be time for questions and discussion. 

Good practices in using Open Journal Systems

Wed, 23/10/2019 - 11:19

The EIFL Open Access Progamme (EIFL-OA) has released a checklist of good practices in using the free and open software Open Journal System (OJS) for journal editing and publishing. OJS is the most widely used publishing software in EIFL partner countries.

Webinar: From Open Science to Inclusive Science

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 19:55

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

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 19:49

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

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 19:43

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

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 19:37

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

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 19:29

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

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 13:21

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

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 12:22

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.