Libraries tell impact stories
25 Jan 2013
We take pleasure in sharing impact assessment results of two public library services funded by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP).
Read about how –
Lyuben Karavelov Regional Library in Bulgaria helped 44 long-term...
Public libraries – the go-to place for jobseekers
14 Nov 2012
‘At the library, I learned how to advertise my skills on the internet and to create a website. I sent out resumes and looked for a job online. Fortune smiled on me!’
- Kuanysh Dyusupov, trainee of East Kazakhstan Oblast Pushkin Public Library’s...
Recommendations to advance OA in Eastern Europe
14 Nov 2012
UNESCO, jointly with the National Library of Belarus, organised a “Regional Consultation on Open Access to Scientific Information and Research” from the 5th - 7th September 2012 in Minsk, the Republic of Belarus.
More than 40 participants from 20...
Regional Consultation on OA Concept and Policies
15 Aug 2012
UNESCO will be organizing a Regional Consultation on “Open Access to Scientific Information and Research – Concept and Policies” in Minsk, Belarus, from 5 to 7 September 2012. The Consultation is being organized in the framework of the 90th...
OpenAIREplus workshop: Linking OA publications to data
22 Jun 2012
On June 11, an OpenAIRE workshop “Linking open access publications to data – policy development and implementation” was organized as a pre-Nordbib meeting at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. All talks were recorded and the film clips and slides can...
2nd OpenAIRE Summit
22 Jun 2012
On 21/22 November, 2012 in Göttingen State and University Library, the 2nd OpenAIRE Summit "Enlightenment in the Knowledge Society: From Pilot to Service" will present the results of the OpenAIRE project, which supports the EC FP7 Open Access Pilot...
PLIP meeting succeeds despite snowstorms
7 Feb 2012
Representatives of EIFL’s 14 new Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) services arrived safely in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in January for their first meeting, despite snowstorms that swept across Europe, grounding aircraft and interrupting road and...
EIFL-PLIP libraries to share learning in Ljubljana
5 Jan 2012
Grantee libraries from the first two phases of EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) will share learning at the grantee meeting in Ljubljana (Slovenia) this month.
Over 30 librarians from Africa, Latin America and Europe will attend the...
OpenAIREplus – linking peer-reviewed literature to data
15 Dec 2011
EIFL continues its active involvement
OpenAIREplus (2nd Generation of Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) was launched in Pisa in early December. EIFL is a partner, along with 41 other partners covering 31 European countries. The 30 month project, funded by the...
Public libraries launch 14 new community development services
16 Nov 2011
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to announce the names of 14 winners of our replication grants.
The 14 new services meet community development needs in the areas of agriculture, health, children and youth at...
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
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...
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...
Results of the SOAP Survey: EIFL Partner Countries
19 Feb 2011
Results of the SOAP Survey: A Preliminary Overview of the Situation in EIFL Partner Countries
The SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) project has run a large-scale survey of the attitudes of researchers on, and the experiences with, open access publishing. In the SOAP Symposium on 13 January 2011 in Berlin, the results of the SOAP Survey...
The Ghent Declaration
14 Feb 2011
The Ghent Declaration - Seizing the Opportunity for Open Access to European Research
The Ghent Declaration, an initiative of the reviewers of the OpenAIRE project, was submitted to Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation...
Implementation of open content licenses
31 Jan 2011
The survey attempted to gather information from a broad spectrum of research institutions in developing and transition countries in order to get a better understanding of the current state of the implementation of open content licenses. We looked at...