EIFL general news

EIFL Director receives Hakob Meghapart Jubilee Medal 24 Jul 2012
EIFL Director Rima Kupryte has been awarded the 'Hakob Meghapart' Jubilee Medal for her personal and EIFL’s overall contribution to development of the Armenian library system. The award was presented by the Director of the National Library of...
Michael Carroll to speak as Keynote at EIFL GA 2012 25 Jun 2012
Professor Michael W. Carroll will be the keynote speaker at this year's EIFL General Assembly. Michael Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington...
Using participatory design to create user-focused library services 4 May 2012
Participatory design is an effective methodology that enables you to research the behaviour and requirements of your library users, and to respond to their needs. Over 35 people from 15 countries attended the EIFL webinar on Facilitating...
EIFL March - April 2012 newsletter is online 1 Mar 2012
Our March-April newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the successful EIFL-OA advocacy grants. PDF version
Dynamic Coalition for Libraries at IGF 28 Feb 2012
Within the context of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) , no arena currently exists for the discussion of Internet governance issues relating to public access intermediaries such as public libraries. Public access to the Internet is tackled...
EIFL General Assembly 2012 20 Feb 2012
We will be visiting Armenia this year. American University of Armenia has generously agreed to host the 2012 EIFL General Assembly, 3-5 July. We are honored that our GA will be a part of the larger Yerevan World Book Capital programme. The...
EIFL January - February 2012 newsletter is online 16 Jan 2012
Our January-February newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the "Copyright for Librarians" online open curriculum. PDF version
EIFL 2011 Highlights 16 Jan 2012
We would like to share our highlights from 2011: 2011 was another busy and productive year at EIFL. To support capacity building, we organized or attended over 90 events, workshops and conferences during the year. Partner countries continued to...
Brazil tables background paper on libraries at WIPO 21 Nov 2011
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the main body that shapes international copyright law, is dedicating three extra days to libraries and archives. As part of this meeting (SCCR/23), Brazil has tabled a background...
November - December newsletter is online 16 Nov 2011
Our November-December newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the University of Zimbabwe libraries support for students with visual impairments. PDF version
EIFL 2011 Open Access Week photo contest 4 Oct 2011
Take out your cameras and document your activities!
EIFL is looking for interesting and inspiring photographs to help promote awareness of and share ideas for Open Access Week. Please send us photographs of activities that took place at your library during OA week 2011, October 24 – 30, 2011....
EIFL signs Washington Declaration on IP and the Public Interest 4 Oct 2011
EIFL is pleased to endorse the Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, the conclusions of a global congress on August 25-27, 2011 convened by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at the...
EIFL website in 50 Languages! 23 Sep 2011
Yes, now the EIFL website can be viewed in over 50 languages thanks to Google Translate! The Google Translate tool has been added to EIFL's webpages in the right-hand column of all pages (see screen shot below).  It will convert the entire...
September-October newsletter is online 16 Sep 2011
Our September-October newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the EIFL-PLIP programme. PDF version