Three public libraries help young people find jobs
15 Feb 2013
We take pleasure in sharing impact assessment results of three public library youth development services funded by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP).
Read about how –
East Kazakhstan Oblast Pushkin Library in Kazakhstan...
Open Access Africa 2012
29 Oct 2012
Hosted by BioMed Central, Open Access Africa 2012, now in its third year, will bring together researchers, librarians, university administrators, funders and other key decision-makers to discuss the benefits of open access publishing in an African...
African Public Library Summit
4 Sep 2012
EIFL will introduce and moderate a session on 'Linking impact evaluation to local and national policies to sustain innovation'. EIFL-PLIP projects from Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa will present their innovative services and emerging impact...
Open Access policy development and advocacy workshop at Berlin 10
15 Aug 2012
Berlin 10 Open Access Conference to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Following a successful pre-conference on Open Access policy development at Berlin 9, we would like to offer assistance to universities, research organisations and funders in...
EIFL PLIP at e-Learning Africa
13 Apr 2012
EIFL-PLIP is proud to announce that the workshop proposal 'Public libraries: an e-learning space for young people' was chosen to be a special focus session at the 7th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, e-...
EIFL voices concern over proposed Africa IP Forum
9 Feb 2012
EIFL joins NGOs across the globe in voicing strong concern about the proposed Africa IP Forum due to take place in South Africa in April 2012. Led by the U.S. Department of Commerce and billed as the "first-of-its kind ministerial level Forum",...
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...
Berlin 10 Open Access Conference
26 Jan 2012
Berlin 10 Open Access Conference to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Max Planck Society and the Academy of Science for South Africa, has the pleasure of announcing that the prestigious Berlin...
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...
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...
DSpace in Africa: Sudan, South Africa
27 Oct 2011
Sudan, South Africa - Duraspace releases the fourth 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 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
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...
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...
University of Johannesburg Open Access mandate
8 Mar 2011
The University of Johannesburg Senate adopted an Open Access mandate (2010) that states that:
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) wishes to provide open access to publicly funded research output produced by UJ students and staff.
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...