EIFL-IP

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...
EIFL May - June 2012 newsletter is online 11 May 2012
Our May - June newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner and project country activities. PDF version
EIFL 2011 annual report - now online 9 May 2012
The 2011 annual report is now available for downloading. Another highly productive and rewarding year has been made possible thanks to ongoing collaboration with over 60 partner and project countries and the continued support of our funders. Read...
Evaluation underway for EIFL-IP grant applications 8 May 2012
Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and personal development. At EIFL, we advocate for fair and balanced copyright laws that support libraries in providing access to knowledge. In April...
Libraries and copyright make the news in Armenia 7 May 2012
Hasmik Galstyan, librarian at the American University of Armenia (AUA) and EIFL-IP copyright librarian organised two presentations to raise awareness of library copyright issues as part of National Library Week from 16-20 April 2012, and for World...
Nine EIFL partner countries feature in consumer IP survey 24 Apr 2012
Nine EIFL partner countries feature in the 2012 Consumers International (CI) IP Watchlist Report, with four reports prepared by EIFL-IP librarians and colleagues. The 2012 IP Watchlist, the fourth annual rating of national IP law shows "entrenched...
CUUL first to adopt Statement of Principles on Copyright 13 Apr 2012
We are delighted to announce that the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) is the first EIFL partner consortium to adopt a Statement of Principles on libraries and copyright. At its Annual General Meeting in Kampala on 16 March 2012...
Adopting a Statement of Principles on Copyright 8 Mar 2012
Announcement: Adopting a Statement of Principles on Copyright. An EIFL template for Consortia. This template is intended to assist EIFL partner consortia when considering the adoption of a Statement of Principles on Copyright and Related Issues....
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
EIFL welcomes decision to postpone Africa IP Forum 27 Feb 2012
Following strong criticisim by civil society organisations around the globe, including EIFL, the proposed Africa IP Forum has been postponed. The organisers, led by the U.S. Department of Commerce with WIPO, France and Japan, say that the event will...
Congratulations to Winston Tabb, 2012 Patterson Copyright Award winner 24 Feb 2012
EIFL congratulates Winston Tabb as the 2012 recipient of the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award: In Support of Users’ Rights. As well as his many other roles including Dean of Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins...
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...
Developing a Library Copyright Policy. An EIFL guide. 13 Feb 2012
Announcement: Developing a Library Copyright Policy. An EIFL guide. This new guide is intended to highlight issues when considering the creation of a copyright policy for your library, how to go about drafting a policy and the elements that a...
EIFL voices concern over proposed Africa IP Forum 9 Feb 2012
EIFL joins NGOs across the globe in voicing strong concern about the proposed Africa IP Forum due to take place in South Africa in April 2012. Led by the U.S. Department of Commerce and billed as the "first-of-its kind ministerial level Forum",...