EIFL general news

2009-04-23 - World Book and Copyright Day 2009: Statement by eIFL Librarians on Users’ Rights for Libraries, Education and Development
PRESS RELEASEApril 23, 2009Embargo to 6pm BST 22.04.09 At the Second Global eIFL-IP conference in Istanbul in March 2009, librarians from thirty-nine developing and transition countries decided to highlight the importance of users’ rights for...
2009-01-12 - Transforming library services in Mongolia: a new partnership between eIFL.net and the National Library of Mongolia
PRESS RELEASEJanuary 12, 2009 Mongolia, said to be the most sparsely populated nation in the world, has approximately 2.6 million people and shares a border with Russia and China. It has a literacy rate of 98% and a young demographic, 30% of the...
2008.10.29 - eIFL welcomes Study on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASEOctober 29, 2008 Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL.net) welcomes the publication of a new study on copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives. The study was commissioned by the World...
2008.09.29 - DRIVER and eIFL.net signed Memorandum of Understanding
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASESeptember 29, 2008  DRIVER and eIFL.net signed Memorandum of Understanding    DRIVER and eIFL.net – Electronic Information for Libraries – have identified demand for cooperation in order to...
2008.08.14 - eIFL Director receives IFLA Medal for groundbreaking work with libraries in transition and developing countries
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASEAugust 14, 2008 Embargo 16.15 EDT eIFL Director receives IFLA Medal for groundbreaking work with libraries in transition and developing countries   Rima Kupryte, Director of Electronic Information for...
2008.06.09 - eIFL Success Story wins UNESCO Information for All Programme award
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASEJune 9, 2008  eIFL award winning story “Open Source Software brings a new lease of life to libraries in Palestine”    The UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP) recently invited UNESCO Member...
2008.05.12 - Strategic Approach to Open Access in Nigeria
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASEMay 12, 2008    International Workshop On Open Access Repositories: New Models For Scholarly Communication28th - 29th April, 2008, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria    Eighty-nine...
2008.04.15 - Many countries, one goal: Access to Knowledge
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASEApril 15, 2008 Advocacy for Access to Knowledge: copyright and librarieseIFL-IP global conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 4-5 April 2008   Istanbul is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, Europe...
2007.12.06 - New grants for eIFL-IP
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASEDecember 6, 2007 eIFL-IP receives grants from the Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation   eIFL.net is pleased to announce that it has been awarded new grants by two...
2007.03.08 - Electronic libraries in Syria
Attached file: pdf file   PRESS RELEASEMarch 5, 2007  Electronic libraries in Syria  The European Commission TEMPUS-MEDA programme has agreed to fund a 12-month study to produce a strategic framework for digital libraries in Syrian...
2006.11.07 - Empowering libraries through Open Source solutions: launch of eIFL OSS program
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASENovember 7, 2006 eIFL Open Source Software kick-off meetingCupramontana, Italy, 29-30 October 2006     On 29-30 October 2006, eIFL.net hosted an international gathering of software developers,...
2006.10.18 - A new dawn for access to academic research in Poland
Attached file: pdf file  PRESS RELEASEOctober 18, 2006 eIFL Open Access WorkshopPoznan, Poland, 21 September 2006    In mid-September, librarians and academics from all over Poland gathered in the western city of Poznan to learn about...
2006.09.22 - A jamboree in Jordan: eIFL General Assembly 2006 meets in Amman
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASESeptember 22, 2006 eIFL General AssemblyAmman, Jordan, 10-12 September 2006   eIFL.net country coordinators met in Amman, Jordan from 10-12 September 2006 for the annual eIFL jamboree of learning and...
2006.09.01 - Opening the door to research in Southern Africa
PDF version PRESS RELEASESeptember 1, 2006 OSISA/eIFL Open Access Workshop for Southern AfricaPretoria, South Africa, 21-22 August 2006   The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, one of the prime scientific and...
2006.08.03 - EIFL Copyright Knowledge Gets A Boost
Attached file: pdf file PRESS RELEASEAugust 3, 2006 Knowledge in the eIFL network was boosted when three members, sponsored by the Open Society Institute (OSI), attended an intensive course in international copyright law at the Institute for...
2006.06.19 - New SPARC alliance with eIFL.net promotes collaborative efforts for access to research
Attached file: PDF file For Immediate ReleaseJuly 5, 2006 For more information, contact:Jennifer Heffelfingerjennifer@arl.org(202) 247-6185 Independent Foundation Facilitates Access to Journal Literaturein Developing and Transitional Countries...
2006.06.19 - EIFL members get wise with SAGE
Attached file: printer_friendly_format_sage.pdf PRESS RELEASEJune 16, 2006 On 31 March 2006 eIFL.net signed an agreement with SAGE Publishing for access to the SAGE Premier Collection of electronic journals. The Premier Collection contains 390 full...
No. 47 - September-October 2010
Attached file: eifl_newsletter_47_september-october2010.pdf     1. EIFL related news EIFL Advisory Board News Spotlight: Changing research in Mozambique with a shared institutional repository EIFL Staff at the Internet Governance Forum...
No. 46 - July-August 2010
Attached file: eifl_newsletter_46_july-august_2010.pdf     1. EIFL related news Welcome Simon Ball as new EIFL-FOSS Programme Manager New Logo 2009 Annual report Spotlight: librarians as stakeholders in policy making Exploration of new...
No. 45 - May-June 2010
Attached file: eifl_newsletter_45_may-june_2010.pdf     1. eIFL.net related news Update Consortium Management Web Pages and Resources PLIP Grants Awarded 2. eIFL.net Events May - June 2010 3. eIFL.net Negotiations Update on renewals...