May - June 2013 EIFL newsletter is online
14 May 2013
Our 2013 May - June newsletter issue is now available. Read it online or download PDFs. This issue is packed with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including information on the WSIS 2013 Project Prize that EIFL...
EIFL wins WSIS 2013 Project Prize for excellence
13 May 2013
Prestigious international development prize awarded for excellence in implementing development strategies that leverage the power of ICTs.
Geneva, Switzerland - Today EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) was awarded a WSIS Project Prize...
EIFL 2012 annual report - now available
8 May 2013
The 2012 annual report is now available for viewing and 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...
World Bank's OKR Partnership program
6 May 2013
Promoting interoperability: the Open Knowledge Repository Partnership Program
The Office of the Publisher at the World Bank is creating a pilot program targeted at exploring interoperability with open access institutional repositories in Africa. The goal of the pilot program is to exchange technical expertise on how the...
EIFL supports Accelerating Science Award Program
2 May 2013
Nominate a pioneer who has applied scientific research published through Open Access to innovate.
EIFL today joins 23 organizations, including major sponsors Public Library of Science (PLOS), Wellcome Trust and Google, in the launch of the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP), which recognizes the use of scientific research, published...
March - April 2013 EIFL newsletter is online
11 Mar 2013
Our 2013 March - April newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including information on two EIFL call for proposals.
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EIFL Call for proposals: Open access advocacy campaigns
8 Mar 2013
Open access advocacy campaigns in EIFL partner countries to reach out to research communities
Following the success of 2012 and 2011 grant competitions, the EIFL-OA programme invites new proposals for organising national or institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities.
We particularly wish to involve...
EIFL releases results of OA advocacy grants
8 Mar 2013
EIFL-OA programme is pleased to release the case studies of the results of its advocacy grants. These case studies describe the results of the 2012 national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research...
EIFL supports open dialogue on text and data mining
8 Mar 2013
In an open letter to European Commissioners Barnier, Geoghegan-Quinn, Kroes and Vassiliou, EIFL joined an eminent group of over 60 individuals and organizations from all over Europe involved in funding, undertaking and disseminating scientific...
Open access policies in Kenya and Moldova
15 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded projects on drafting, adopting and implementing open access policies in Kenyan and Moldovian universities.
Jomo Kenyatta University of...
EPT awards Iryna Kuchma for her advocacy of OA
15 Feb 2013
On 13th of February 2013, the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development announced the winner of its 2nd Annual Award, in 'recognition of the effort made by individuals working in the developing and emerging countries in the furtherance...
Open access advocacy in Uganda and Zimbabwe
14 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded open access policy development and advocacy projects in Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Promoting the adoption of campus-based, faculty-driven...
EIFL joins the new DOAJ Advisory Board
13 Feb 2013
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, has been invited to join the new DOAJ Advisory Board – a group of experts who has agreed to help DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals – to establish their priorities and generate ideas for...
Open access advocacy in Belarus and Serbia
6 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded open access advocacy projects in Belarus and Serbia.
Belarusian national open access (OA) website as a focal point for advocacy...
Advocating for open access in Kenya and Sudan – case studies
5 Feb 2013
Knowledge without Boundaries: Advocacy campaign in Kenya for open access and institutional repositories
The overall goal for the project was to promote and advocate for open access (OA) initiatives to a range of stakeholders – policy makers and...
Promoting open access publishing in Ghana
4 Feb 2013
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) based in Kumasi, Ghana shares the results of the EIFL-funded project “Promoting open access (OA) through the implementation of OJS (Open Journal Systems) for the KNUST research community...
Open Access from the perspective of young researchers
1 Feb 2013
The Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers (LSYR), the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and the Association of Lithuanian Serials share the results of EIFL-funded project on educating young researchers on the benefits of open access and...
January - February 2013 EIFL newsletter is online
16 Jan 2013
Our 2013 January - February newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a tribute to Internet activist Aaron Swartz and a spotlight on EIFL-FOSS webinars.
Also available in PDF:...
EIFL starts an OA project in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
16 Jan 2013
“Open access: knowledge sharing and sustainable scholarly communication in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda” is a new EIFL regional project funded by Spider, the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions DSV, Department of Computer and...
Tribute to Aaron Swartz
15 Jan 2013
EIFL was greatly saddened to learn of the untimely loss of Aaron Swartz. Aaron cared deeply about the values that EIFL holds dear – to create equal access to information for people in developing and transition countries. We were privileged that...