EIFL-IP

CFL Polska - a new tool for a new generation 25 Sep 2012
15 undergraduates, 2PhD students, 1 supervisor and 1 year was what it took to create a new Polish adaptation of Copyright for Librarians, the online open curriculum on copyright law. Information about Polish law was added, along with links to short...
September-October 2012 newsletter is online 12 Sep 2012
Our 2012 September-October newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the three consortia celebrating 10 years anniversary in 2012. PDF version
“Copyright for Librarians” in print 6 Sep 2012
A new print version of “Copyright for Librarians”, the open curriculum developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society will shortly be available. Entitled “Copyright for Librarians. The essential handbook”, the online...
EIFL-IP librarian upskills over the summer 29 Aug 2012
In July 2012, Barbara Szczepańska, EIFL-IP coordinator from Poland benefited from attendance at a summer course on international copyright law at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. This year the annual course...
Spotlight on the GA 2012 1 Aug 2012
PDF version: low res | high res The General Assembly (GA) is the major knowledge-sharing event of the year for EIFL. Coordinators from EIFL partner countries and invited guests meet to discuss EIFL activities and strategies, and to...
New workplan for libraries and archives at WIPO 30 Jul 2012
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) met in Geneva for 10 days, ending in the early hours of 26th July 2012 after tough negotiations on the meeting conclusions. The meeting had three agenda items - the protection of...
Users’ rights good for local content: EIFL statement at WIPO 25 Jul 2012
The last two mornings of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) considered the issue of libraries and archives. The African Group submitted new proposals on Cluster 3 legal deposit, Cluster 7 retracted and withdrawn...
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...
EIFL supports a treaty for reading disabled persons 20 Jul 2012
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) is discussing an international instrument for blind and visually impaired people at its 24th session. Issues under negotiation include the definition of "authorized entity" and "...
WIPO copyright committee gets off to a flying start 17 Jul 2012
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) began its 24th session today in Geneva and will run from 16th to 25th July 2012. The new Chair of the Committee is Ambassador Darlington...
EIFL July - August 2012 newsletter is online 28 Jun 2012
Our July - August newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner and project country activities. PDF version
Strong EIFL presence at IFLA 2012 26 Jun 2012
EIFL will have a strong presence at IFLA2012 – the International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress – in August. The theme of IFLA2012 is Libraries Now! – Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering. The main venue for...
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...
Copyright for Librarians launches in Romanian 21 Jun 2012
We are pleased to announce that the latest translation of “Copyright for Librarians: an online open curriculum in copyright law” was recently launched in Moldova. The curriculum will form part of the “Legal Framework for Libraries Course” in the...
EIFL-IP grantees announced 15 Jun 2012
Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and personal development. This can have significant consequences for libraries in developing and transition countries that have limited funds to purchase...