With over ten years’ experience and a successful track record, we have built a unique combination of professional expertise and in-depth knowledge of developing and transition countries.
The Director of EIFL, Rima Kupryte, oversees the running...
Our approach to developing and supporting library consortia has proved to be a successful and sustainable model of delivering access to knowledge.
Over the last ten years, librarians in our network have become effective advocates for access to...
How to join EIFL
The EIFL network is open to developing and transition countries. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us at info[at]eifl.net.
10 reasons to become an EIFL partner country
1. Access to a wide range of...
Over the years, we have formed relationships with a wide range of organizations to increase access to knowledge in developing and transition countries.
Abdus Salam Internatational Center for Theoretical Physics
Access to Knowledge coalition...
Partnering with funders
Access to knowledge is fundamental to education and research, the improvement of lives, and the creation of human capital upon which the development of societies depends. Yet many people around the world are at risk of being...
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(Chair) Hans Jansen, Royal Library, The Netherlands
Arnold Hirshon, Case Western Reserve University, USA
This is the major, most intensive and forward looking EIFL knowledge-sharing event. National coordinators and library representatives come together to discuss EIFL activities and strategies and to debate state-of-the-art issues and developments with...
Tips for Engaging with FOSS Communities
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) development communities are not all the same. Most are very welcoming of new participants. Some are especially focussed on building a user community. Others are more concerned to build a developer community. Most...
A-Z Glossary of FOSS for libraries
Suggestions for additional entries into this list would be very welcome and can be sent direct to simon.ball [@] eifl.net.
ABCD is an integrated library management software that covers the main library...
Koha (FOSS Integrated Library System)
What is Koha?
Koha is an Integrated Library System with a range of features including:
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) module which provides a simple and clear interface for library users to perform tasks such as searching for and...
Evergreen (FOSS Integrated Library System)
Evergreen is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Evergreen includes circulation and cataloguing features, OPAC, SIP2.0 support for interaction with management software and search/retrieval through Z39.50.
Evergreen also features the Open...
Koha Case Studies
The EIFL-FOSS ILS project provided an opportunity for libraries within the eIFL.net network to evaluate and potentially migrate to a free and open source software (FOSS) integrated library system (ILS). It promoted direct engagement with the FOSS...
Evergreen Case Studies
The EIFL-FOSS ILS project provided an opportunity for libraries within the EIFL network to evaluate and potentially migrate to a free and open source software (FOSS) integrated library system (ILS). It promoted direct engagement with...
African Digital Libraries Support Network
**ADLSN now has its own website: http://www.adlsn.org/ **
Digital Libraries are important for Africa as they will enable the creation of local content, strengthen the mechanisms and capacity of civil society, and increase the portability,...
Greenstone Support Documentation
Workshop training materials
All workshops used the iMark Information Management Resource Kit "Digitization and Digital Libraries Module" from CDROM (FAO and UNESCO, 2005), also accessible here as well as regular Greenstone training exercises...
Skills and Tools for Systems Librarians
Those who serve as systems librarians - the librarians and their staff who install, maintain, and sometimes further develop the IT systems on which the library depends - need a vast range of skills and tools to support their efforts. So many in fact...
LTSP HowTo Guide
Libraries can now re-cycle apparently obsolete computers and transform these ageing PCs into high-speed multi-purpose library terminals using open source software. A few old computers, some freely available open source software, and a little...