Zimbabwe International Conference on Open Access
14 Jun 2012
The Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC) will host Zimbabwe International Conference on Open Access to build capacity for the adoption and implementation of open access policies/repositories in the country. The conference will be a part...
EIFL open access advocacy grants deliver big results
28 Feb 2012
Libraries reaching out to research communities in developing and transition countries
Open access (OA) seeks to remove price and permission barriers that prevent knowledge from being shared. OA increases visibility, usage and impact of research and provides significant economic, social and educational benefits.
The EIFL-OA programme...
Case studies document FOSS solutions for libraries
15 Feb 2012
Through its pilot project programme, EIFL-FOSS encourages implementation of FOSS solutions in libraries. In 2011, new pilot projects from Armenia, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Zimbabwe were selected to demonstrate implementation of a service that...
OA advocacy campaign case studies: Malawi, Sudan, Zimbabwe
15 Feb 2012
EIFL has provided small grants to support national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities.
Below are the results of institutional campaigns from Malawi, Sudan, and Zimbabwe as...
Training workshop on SubjectsPlus and Disability Tools, Zimbabwe
5 Dec 2011
This training workshop is open to Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC) member universities to attend to receive training on the SubjectsPlus Subject Guides FOSS tool and FOSS Disability Tools. For details please contact the lead organiser...
Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students
16 Nov 2011
EIFL-sponsored project nominated for prestigious UN award
According to the World Health Organization, across the world, there are 285 million visually impaired persons (VIP); 90% of them are living in developing countries.
The librarians at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) wanted to better serve the...
EIFL-FOSS regional seminar explores tools for libraries
15 Nov 2011
EIFL and UNESCO partner to bring together library directors and IT staff to learn about free software solutions for libraries
Library directors and technical staff from 14 countries across Africa met in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to attend an...
EIFL celebrates Open Access Week 2011
7 Nov 2011
Over 30 partner countries conduct activities
Fifth annual event draws broad global participation, highlights deep community commitment to open access
Open Access Week, the annual event celebrating the global movement towards open access to research and scholarship, kicked off for the fifth...
DSpace in Africa: Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
28 Oct 2011
Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe - Duraspace releases the fifth of a five-part series, DSpace in Africa: Growing Open Access to Knowledge and Culture, that looks at Open Access repository development in twelve African countries in...
EIFL Poster at Berlin9
28 Oct 2011
At the upcoming Berlin9 conference, the EIFL-OA programme will present a poster that describes 11 OA advocacy campaign projects from across the EIFL network: Botswana, Estonia, Ghana, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Poland, Slovenia, Sudan, Ukraine, and...
Open Access Week 2011 in Zimbabwe
20 Oct 2011
At least two institutions in Zimbabwe will celebrate International Open Access Week: National University of Science and Technology and the University of Zimbabwe.
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Institutional Repository: A...
Six-country Africa Library Perception Study published
29 Aug 2011
Read this month's Spotlight to learn more about the study and PLIP's work
Findings of ground breaking research into perceptions of public libraries in six countries in Africa show that most people associate public libraries with traditional...
Investigating mobile-phone access to libraries in Zimbabwe
17 Jun 2011
Providing mobile access to library services is a vital way of increasing access to information and e-resources.
Following the EIFL-FOSS Call for Participation in October / November 2010, The University of Zimbabwe Library expressed an...
EIFL 2010 annual report is online
6 Jun 2011
Our 2010 annual report is out and available for download!
Read about our successful year, all made possible thanks to ongoing collaboration with our partner countries and the continued support of our funders.
Read the 2010 EIFL annual report
FOSS Disability Tools having impact in Zimbabwe
27 May 2011
In January 2011 we announced a new pilot project at the University of Zimbabwe to support library users with visual disabilities using FOSS accessibility tools (read the news story here). They have made some impressive progress since then - here is...
Greenstone Training workshop in Mauritius
4 Apr 2011
UNESCO (Dar es salaam Cluster office) is organising a Greenstone training workshop at the Mauritius Institute of Health (MIH).
The workshop aims to train participants to use Greenstone Digital Library software to develop online and offline academic...
EIFL-FOSS Apache Solr Online Workshop
4 Apr 2011
Apache Solr is an open source search engine platform which is used by many public and commercial websites. It underpins faceted search user interface and provides various advanced features such as spelling suggestion, auto-suggest and snippet...
EIFL-FOSS Faceted Search Online Workshop
4 Apr 2011
Faceted search is becoming a contemporary and de facto search tool for content rich websites, in particular online stores and digital libraries. It is a resource discovery approach which has the propensities to enhance user experience. In this...