EIFL-FOSS CUFTS/GODOT Online Workshop
4 Apr 2011
Enabling users to discover and access e-resources, and managing expanding e-resource collections cost-effectively, are key challenges facing libraries around the world.
To address these issues, EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-Licensing organised the third EIFL-...
EIFL-FOSS Shibboleth Online Workshop
4 Apr 2011
Libraries in many EIFL countries are unable to get access to commercial e-resources because they don't have static IP addresses or are accessing the internet via a public or shared IP address. Many others are unable to offer their users remote...
Draft report on the Perceptions Study
14 Mar 2011
EIFL-PLIP meeting with TNS Research International to discuss findings of the Study of Perceptions of Public Libraries in 6 African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe) in Rome, Italy.
Over 50,000 ebooks now available in Kenya and Zimbabwe
3 Mar 2011
More than 600,000 students and researchers benefit from EIFL-negotiated agreement
EIFL's recent licensing agreement with ebrary is proving very popular in Africa.
EIFL partner library consortia in Kenya and Zimbabwe have already subscribed to ebrary’s Academic Complete on behalf of over 50 member institutions, and 24 members of...
SubjectsPlus in Zimbabwe: helps users find e-resources
14 Feb 2011
SubjectsPlus will address one of the main challenges facing library users in the digital environment−how to locate high-quality, relevant e-resources both commercial and open access.
Following the EIFL-FOSS Call for Participation in October /...
EIFL-FOSS first themed week is a success
28 Jan 2011
Demonstrating ‘disability tools’ that increase access
‘Disability tools’ was the topic of the EIFL-FOSS programme’s first themed week. The week kicked off with a remote presentation attended by 25 people from Africa, Asia and Europe. They learned about the most commonly used and easy to install FOSS...
Disability Tools in Zimbabwe: new project for 2011
7 Jan 2011
Following the EIFL-FOSS Call for Participation in October / November 2010, a number of projects are getting underway in a variety of areas. The first of these is a project in The University Of Zimbabwe Library, led by Agnes Chikonzo.
Library and archive statements at WIPO online
6 Dec 2010
Read the statements made by library and archive organisations at the latest meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/21) that took place in Geneva in November 2010. The EIFL statement was delivered by Kathy...
WIPO Global Meeting on Emerging Copyright Licensing Modalities
12 Nov 2010
“Facilitating Access to Culture in the Digital Age - WIPO Global Meeting on Emerging Copyright Licensing Modalities” in Geneva attended by Kathy Matsika, EIFL-IP Zimbabwe, and Teresa Hackett, EIFL-IP Programme Manager. Professor Lawrence Lessig,...
Evergreen ILS workshop, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
25 Oct 2010
As part of the eIFL-FOSS Skills and Tools workshop effort, the Zimbawe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC) has organised a 3-day workshop on the installation and use of Evergreen, a FOSS integrated library system (ILS).
EIFL-FOSS announces Call For Participation
21 Oct 2010
The EIFL-FOSS Programme is delighted to announce a Call for Pilots and Case Studies.
Deadline: 12 November 2010
The Call is designed to enable FOSS member libraries to implement FOSS pilots in any area of library operation, or to report Case...
Addressing Access to Knowledge Issues in Africa
16 Nov 2009
Denise Rosemary Nicholson, Copyright Services Librarian, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a member of the Wits Plagiarism Committee and Policy and Dissemination Advisor to ACA2K Project, published an article Addressing Access To...
Open Access Week @ the University of Zimbabwe
22 Oct 2009
Congratulations to the colleagues from the University of Zimbabwe Libraries with a beautiful Open Access Week web-page and wide range of activites!
(Highlights of the Open Access Week)
Open Access Anthropology in Africa
16 Sep 2009
antropologi.info blog – a multilingual anthropology portal with news blogs in English, German and Norwegian – posted an introduction to Open Access Anthropology in Africa highlighting the anthropology related papers in Sudan Open Archive, ...
Evergreen workshop, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe - report
3 Aug 2009
(Guest blog post from Prince T. Choguya of the Chinhoyi University Library, Zimbabwe. This workshop was part of the eIFL-FOSS Skills and Tools Workshops initiative.)
The tools and skills Evergreen Library Management software was held for the...
Free publishing and access opportunities with the Oxford Journals
14 Jul 2009
The Oxford Open initiative expands Oxford Journal's experiments with Open Access publishing models. It includes full and optional open access across over 70 journals in every subject area. For each of the Oxford Journals that offers an open access...
IST-AFRICA Conference 2009 - report
21 May 2009
(Guest blog post from Ronald Munatsi, Coordinator, College & Research Librairies Consortium (CARLC), and Principal Librarian, Zimbabwe Parliament Library.)
FOSS – Ultimate solution for libraries in Africa
I had the privilege of attending this...