International copyright advocacy at WIPO
11 Jul 2011
EIFL was represented at the latest meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/22) by Barbara Szczepańska, EIFL-IP librarian from Poland and Teresa Hackett, EIFL-IP Programme Manager. EIFL welcomes the significant...
EIFL Open Access programme wins SPARC Europe Award
4 Jul 2011
The EIFL Open Access (OA) programme has been chosen as the winner of the 2011 SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications for its awareness raising, advocacy and capacity building activities over the last three years...
EIFL 2010 annual report is online
6 Jun 2011
Our 2010 annual report is out and available for download!
Read about our successful year, all made possible thanks to ongoing collaboration with our partner countries and the continued support of our funders.
Read the 2010 EIFL annual report
"Copyright for Librarians" available on OER@AVU
20 May 2011
"A milestone for OER@AVU"
"Copyright for Librarians", the online curriculum developed jointly with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, is now available on OER@AVU, the OER repository of the African Virtual University (AVU).
The AVU, based in Nairobi, is a pan...
May-June newsletter is online
17 May 2011
Our May-June newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the EIFL-PLIP programme.
Congratulations to Mariana Harjevschi, EIFL-IP Moldova
26 Apr 2011
Congratulations to EIFL-IP librarian Mariana Harjevschi from the consortium Electronic Resources for Moldova - Resurse Electronice pentru Moldova (REM) on another achievement. Mariana was one of 22 successful applicants, out of 179 applications,...
Welcome to new EIFL-IP librarian in Poland
26 Apr 2011
Welcome to Barbara Szczepańska, who has been nominated as the EIFL-IP librarian representing the Poznan Foundation of Scientific Libraries in Poland. Barbara works as the Library and Information Services Manager at the Warsaw office of law firm...
Translating the copyright curriculum into Polish
14 Mar 2011
“Copyright for Librarians”, the online open access curriculum developed by EIFL and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society aims to inform librarians about copyright law in general, as well as the aspects of copyright law that most...
Availability of books – supporting libraries in India
11 Mar 2011
EIFL expresses solidarity with libraries in India
The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 currently before the Indian Parliament amends the Indian Copyright Act, 1957. In February 2011, EIFL and Corporación Innovarte, an NGO working with librarians in Latin America and internationally to promote...
March-April newsletter is online
8 Mar 2011
Our March-April 2011 newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on all EIFL programmes, including a spotlight on 3 of our consortia celebrating 10 years.
A new copyright law in Moldova
1 Mar 2011
A new copyright law came into force in Moldova on 1 January 2011. Thanks to the advocacy of the library community, working with EIFL, the new law contains some favourable provisions that will support libraries in Moldova in their work over the...
Library and archive statements at WIPO online
6 Dec 2010
Read the statements made by library and archive organisations at the latest meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/21) that took place in Geneva in November 2010. The EIFL statement was delivered by Kathy...
Unprecedented opportunity for libraries
19 Nov 2010
19 November 2010
“Unprecedented opportunity for libraries and archives” - WIPO to work on library and archive copyright exceptions
The 21st Session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation Standing Committee on Copyright and...
Seminar on ‘Copyright for Librarians’ curriculum
18 Nov 2010
The international seminar in Vilnius to promote and encourage take-up of "Copyright for Librarians", the curriculum developed by the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School for EIFL was attended by library school representatives and EIFL-IP librarians...
EIFL-IP Advanced Training
18 Nov 2010
At the end of October, participants from nine countries took part in the EIFL-IP Advanced training in copyright, advocacy and presentation skills in Cambridge, UK. Kimberley Isbell from the Berkman Center taught from three modules of “Copyright for...
Libraries participating in policy making
7 Jul 2010
Participants in policy making - libraries are stakeholders
Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and personal development. This can have significant consequences for libraries in developing...
EIFL signs Copyright for Creativity declaration
6 May 2010
The Copyright for Creativity declaration is a call on European institutions from a wide set of stakeholders for a copyright regime supporting the digital economy.
"European copyright policy and regulations have a profound effect on libraries in...