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...
Botswana and Ghana: OA advocacy campaign case studies
21 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 national campaigns from Botswana and Ghana as reported by: Richard...
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...
Grants now available for libraries in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda
30 Nov 2011
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) invites public and community libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to apply for grants to use information and communication technology (ICT) to extend their services to improve lives in their...
Research findings presented in Ghana
16 Nov 2011
Government officials and library leaders will attend a special presentation of EIFL’s groundbreaking research into perceptions of public libraries in Ghana.
Co-hosted by the Ghana Library Association (GLA) and EIFL’s Public Library Innovation...
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...
Open access conference in Ghana
10 Nov 2011
During OA Week 2011, BioMed Central partnered with Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (KNUST), Ghana, to host the Open Access Africa 2011 conference.
The conference ran from 24 - 26 October. It was attended by...
Ghana EIFL-FOSS coordinator wins two awards at ETD2011
8 Nov 2011
Abednego Corletey, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ghana's EIFL-FOSS country coordinator, won Best Paper Presentation Award and Best Poster Award at ETD2011: the 14th International Symposium on Electronic...
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...
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...
DSpace in Africa: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana
24 Oct 2011
Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana - Duraspace releases the first 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...
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...
Open Access Africa 2011
4 Aug 2011
BioMed Central has partnered with Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (KNUST), Ghana, to host the Open Access Africa 2011 conference, in conjunction with Computer Aid International, from 25–26 October during International Open Access...
Ghana: The first results of OA advocacy campaigns
25 Jul 2011
Ghana’s Open Access Institutional Repositories Advocacy Campaign is proving to be very successful. It is implemented by Ghana’s consortia,CARLIGH, c/o Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partnership with AAU and with...
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
DOAJ: new milestones
18 Apr 2011
Today the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) includes 6410 journals from 111 countries in more than 50 languages. 2793 journals are providing metadata on article level, which means that 554412 articles are searchable from DOAJ. ...
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...