IRC - a beginner's guide
Internet Relay Chat or IRC is a tool for synchronous or "real time" communication. It is commonly used by FOSS development communities to enable rapid query and response, to hold meetings, and to serve as a focal point for community activity.
The Open Access Situation in Developing and Transition Countries A Report from the EIFL General Assembly 2010 in Lund Dina Heegen. September issue of ScieCom info. Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication www.sciecom.org (PDF version)...
EIFL management board and advisory board
Management Board members
(Chair) Hans Jansen, Royal Library, The Netherlands Emanuella Giavarra, Chambers of Prof. Mark Watson-Gandy Monika Segbert-Elbert, Eremo srl. International Project Marjan Vernooy, ICT and Research, Surf Foundation
No. 48 - November-December 2010
New EIFL websiteEIFL partners with Maghreb universitiesMeet EIFL in Botswana Report from IGF 2010: Libraries on the agendaSpotlight: Building digital libraries...
Kenya greenstone examples
Kenya Medical Research Institute's (Wilson Kingori) work in progress started by changing the out-of-the-box Greenstone look and feel.
Future collections: -User groups: students and staff.Access policy: university campus.
Malawi greenstone examples
Malawiana is one of the collections Bunda College scanned to images and makes available in Greenstone.
Access will be increasingly open and to a wider audience but start small to learn from user experiences first.Have a look here at the opening...
Namibia greenstone examples
The Library of the University of Namibia started its Greenstone digital library a few years back already. The digital collections with both a global, national and university audience range from academic theses to health...
Tanzania greenstone examples
The parastatal Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) coordinated and built this Greenstone e-library around a variety of health research related collections - including multi media material.
Access is given to the widest...
Zimbabwe greenstone examples
At Africa University the choice is made to make the Greenstone homepage a Digital Library opening page more generally: it offers the different other services and pointers to physical collections just as well but also advertises and gives access to...
Lesotho greenstone examples
The libraries of the Lesotho College of Education (LCE) and of Lesotho's National University (NUL) started out with so-called "born digital" material: Past Examination papers already held as computer documents. Digitisation of print material is...
Greenstone Training Events 2007-2008
Kenya workshop 22-26 September 2008
The UNESCO Nairobi Office organized a basic training workshop on the Greenstone Digital Library Software at the University of Nairobi (Main Campus Library), Kenya, between 22-26 September 2008. The workshop...
EIFL-FOSS Senegal workshop February 2010
Senegal workshop 22 - 25 February 2010
A four day workshop in French on digitisation, digital library issues broadly and Greenstone in particular was organised by the Université Gaston Berger - Bibliothèque Centrale (Saint Louis) and the Institut...
EIFL-FOSS Kenya workshop February 2010
Kenya workshop 8 - 11 February 2010
A four day workshop February 8th - 11th 2010 was organised by the Library of the University of Nairobi - at which occasion the Library (Jacinta Were) also launched the Kenya National Centre and was welcomed...
Disability tools are promoted within the library community as a means of enhancing access to information for library users with disabilities, usually those that come into the category of 'print-impairment' such as vision impairments and dyslexia....
No. 49 - January-February 2011
Happy New Year from EIFL staffEIFL General Assembly datesA baseline study on the perceptions of public libraries in AfricaCongratulations to EIFL Advisory Board...
EIFL 24th Advisory Board meeting
Zip (all docs, including agenda and logistics)
Summary (Word document)
Detailed version (Word document)
Thursday, February 17
DAY 1 - morning
Appendix 1: Matters_arising_from_the_previous_board_meeting_2011.doc...
Shibboleth session recording
View the Shibboleth session recording
Introduction by Simon Ball, EIFL-FOSS Programme Manager, 00:00:00 - 00:04:20, Slide 1 - 4
Federated access management: UK experience by Mark Williams, Access Management Officer at JISC...
No. 50 - March-April 2011
New staff member EIFL GA 2011 Update Spotlight: 3 library consortia celebrating 10 successful years
OpenBiblio is an open source integrated library management system of particular interest to small libraries with limited technical expertise and resources of less than 50,000 volumes.
OpenBiblio is based upon MARC21 record format...
EPrints: creating Open Access Repositories
Enabling libraries to set up a repository for open access research outputs is becoming increasingly necessary in today's connected world.
EPrints is a tool designed specifically to facilitate the building of high quality, OAI-compliant repositories...