EIFL-IP

EU rejects international copyright solution for libraries 6 May 2014
EU rejects international solution to library and archive copyright problems; causes collapse of WIPO meeting Joint media release                    ...
EIFL team advocates at WIPO 28 Apr 2014
The 27th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), which sets international copyright law, is meeting in Geneva from 28 April - 2 May 2014. EIFL is represented by Barbara Szczepanska, Poznan Foundation of...
World Book and Copyright Day 2014: EIFL librarians voice their hopes for copyright 23 Apr 2014
To celebrate UNESCO's World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April 2014, and WIPO's World IP Day on 26 April 2014 – we asked librarians in EIFL partner countries what they wish for copyright today. Read what librarians in Armenia, Latvia,...
Copyright rules OK? What EIFL librarians say 21 Mar 2014
Libraries in EIFL partner countries perform a vital role getting reading and other materials into the hands of people who need information and knowledge for education, research, health or leisure. The seven point plan submitted by EIFL in response...
From book famine to book banquet: Ghana gets ready 14 Mar 2014
Only between 1-7% of books worldwide are published in formats accessible to blind people such as Braille, large print, audio, DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System). The aim of the Marrakesh Treaty, that creates an international legal...
EIFL agrees new partnership with LIBER 13 Mar 2014
EIFL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding signifying a new partnership with LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries) – the main network for research libraries in Europe. EIFL and LIBER...
EIFL's seven point plan to the European Commission 7 Mar 2014
In response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the review of EU copyright rules, EIFL submitted a seven point plan that will help libraries to do their work in the digital environment. Of course, as the consultation document...
"Data is the new oil": record attendance at EIFL webinar 6 Feb 2014
65 people from 17 countries - from Albania to Zimbabwe - participated in the EIFL webinar on text and data mining. Text and data mining of large datasets is often described as the new frontier for science and research, and the high attendance at the...
January - February 2014 newsletter is now online 16 Jan 2014
Happy New Year! Our 2014 January - February EIFL newsletter issue is now available online.  This issue we look ahead at some major EIFL programme activities planned for 2014, announce the launch of an exciting new eLibrary Myanmar project and...
WIPO starts discussing libraries and archives in earnest 20 Dec 2013
The 26th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) began discussing topics in the Committee's working paper on libraries and archives in earnest, during two days devoted to libraries and archives. The Committee...
UN Day of Persons with Disabilities: breaking legal barriers 3 Dec 2013
The third day of December 2013 marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities – designated by the United Nations (UN) to promote understanding of disability issues, and to mobilize support for the rights of persons with disabilities....
European orphan works examined in EIFL-IP webinar 3 Dec 2013
The EIFL-IP webinar that took place on December 3, 2013 provided an introduction to Directive 2012/28/EU on certain permitted uses of orphan works – known as the European orphan works Directive – that was adopted by Member States of the...
November - December 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 26 Nov 2013
Our 2013 November - December newsletter issue is now available. Read it online or download the PDFs. This issue is packed with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including updates from the 2013 General Assembly and new EIFL-PLIP...
COBESS ready for the copyright challenge 13 Nov 2013
EIFL co-organized a seminar on copyright with the Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBESS). The seminar was in two parts: to discuss the teaching of copyright to librarians in the region, using our online open...
Guest speakers announced for 2013 EIFL General Assembly 29 Oct 2013
EIFL staff and representatives from EIFL partner consortia are preparing to travel to Istanbul, Turkey for the 2013 General Assembly on November 11-13, 2013. EIFL's major knowledge-sharing event of the year staff will include an exciting '...