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September - October 2014 newsletter is now online 28 Oct 2014
Our 2014 September - October EIFL newsletter issue is now available online. In this issue we announce the results of an EIFL-funded open access project in Estonia and Poland, the latest update on how libraries are doing at WIPO and a new partnership...
Deadlock at WIPO 22 Oct 2014
In retrospect the clouds hovering above the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva look ominous (see photo for our news item on the 2014 WIPO General Assemblies). EIFL was participating in the General Assemblies, WIPO’s main...
Renewal agreement for International Monetary Fund eLibrary 17 Oct 2014
EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the International Monetary Fund for the IMF eLibrary.  IMF eLibrary is the complete collection of authoritative global economic content published by the IMF. It contains comprehensive data and...
Open Access Week 2014 21 Jul 2014
“Generation Open” theme highlights involvement of students and early career researchers Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, has announced this year’s new theme, which will be "Generation Open". Open Access Week is...
"Why do we keep doing this to ourselves?" Another week of mixed fortunes at WIPO 9 Jul 2014
In a disagreement that split mainly along north-south lines, the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) failed for the second time this year to reach agreement on the conclusions of the session, and also couldn’t agree on the...
EIFL calls for equal treatment for all persons with disabilities 7 Jul 2014
The 28th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) moved on to the agenda item on limitations and exceptions for education and persons with other disabilities, when it had finished discussion on libraries and...
EIFL statement at WIPO's copyright committee 3 Jul 2014
The 28th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) has been discussing limitations and exceptions for libraries today. The committee decided to start with the US proposal on Objectives and Principles for...
New agreement for SAGE Research Methods Cases 24 Jun 2014
EIFL has signed a new agreement with SAGE for SAGE Research Methods Cases (SRM-C). Launched in June 2014 to complement SAGE Research Methods (SRM), SRM-C includes hundreds of case studies of real social research. Case studies have been...
WIPO copyright committee (28th session) 23 Jun 2014
The 28th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) will meet in Geneva from 30 June - 4 July 2014. EIFL is represented by Inta Miklūna, EIFL-IP coordinator in Latvia, and the Legal Advisor at the Culture...
Ten new library services for children and youth 23 May 2014
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to announce the names of 10 successful applicants for our grant call: Public libraries preparing children and youth for the future. The 10 new public library projects create...
Fulfill the promise of the 'Innovation Union': EIFL joins call to EU 16 May 2014
EIFL has joined an open letter from 65 library, archive and research organizations asking the European Union to engage constructively in discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on copyright limitations and exceptions for...
LIBER Annual Conference 2 May 2014
The LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries) 43rd Annual Conference on ‘Research Libraries in the 2020 Information Landscape’ will take place in Riga, Latvia, on 2-5 July 2014. EIFL-OA...
Copyright rules OK? What EIFL librarians say 21 Mar 2014
Libraries in EIFL partner countries perform a vital role getting reading and other materials into the hands of people who need information and knowledge for education, research, health or leisure. The seven point plan submitted by EIFL in response...
New agreement for Cambridge Books Online 19 Mar 2014
EIFL has signed a new agreement with Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Books Online. Cambridge Books Online, the ebooks platform of Cambridge University Press, delivers over 20,000 ebooks to institutions worldwide. With online access to...
Renewal agreement for Cambridge Journals Online 18 Mar 2014
EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Journals Online. Cambridge Journals Online offers access to a multi-disciplinary collection of over 330 leading journals covering subjects including science and...