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...
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.
Chief supports library training project
14 Feb 2011
The Northern Regional Library in Tamale’s popular Internet Access and Training Programme (IATP) has attracted the support of the influential Chief of Tamale, the Dakpema Naa Mohammed Dawuni, who has given the project his blessing.
During a visit to...
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...
Perceptions of public libraries in Africa
13 Jan 2011
EIFL to conduct major study
EIFL-PLIP, the Public Library Innovation Programme, is working with TNS Research International to survey perceptions of public libraries in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. This new and exciting undertaking will capture the...
PLIP takes off and lands safely
12 Dec 2010
Projects report on progress at Nairobi meeting
After only six months, the Public Libraries Innovation Programme (PLIP) is making really good progress. This was the verdict of delegates to the second PLIP grantee meeting which took place in Nairobi,...
Institutional Repository Advocacy Seminar, Accra, Ghana
25 Oct 2010
The Database of African Theses and Dissertations Programme of the Association of African Universities is organising an International Institutional Repository Advocacy Seminar in collaboration with the Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) and Royal...
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...
Young women take the lead in computer skills
1 Sep 2010
When the Northern Regional Library in Tamale, Ghana, invited young people to apply for computer and Internet training, they feared they might not attract many women. But they did: out of the 90 graduates of the first course, 57 are women.
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...
Institutional Repository Advocacy Seminar, Accra
5 May 2009
On March 16 – 18, 2009, the Database of African Theses and Dissertations Programme of the Association of African Universities organized an International Institutional Repository Advocacy Seminar in collaboration with the Research Libraries in Ghana...