EIFL-OA

Students launch Open Access Button 18 Nov 2013
Today, at an international meeting of student advocates for expanded access to academic research, two undergraduates from Great Britain announced the launch of the Open Access Button – a browser-based tool to map the epidemic of denied access to...
EIFL globally recognized in ASAP Portfolio 6 Nov 2013
The Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) blue ribbon panel of industry experts selected EIFL to be one of seven high-impact open access organizations, among public action advocates. The names of organisations together with the three...
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 '...
DSpace questions answered in EIFL FOSS and OA Webinar 29 Oct 2013
A webinar that was a joint venture between EIFL's FOSS and OA programmes took place on Monday 28th October 2013, with 21 countries represented among the 43 delegates, including seven each from Ghana, Lithuania and Nigeria. The DSpace webinar began...
ASAP award recipients announced at Open Access Week 2013 kick-off event 22 Oct 2013
Three award recipients for the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP)  were announced Monday, October 21 in Washington, DC at the Open Access Week kickoff event hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and...
What does Open Access mean to you? 21 Oct 2013
In celebration of Open Access Week 2013, we reached out to librarians and partners within our global EIFL network to answer a very simple question:   Below are some of the responses. Senegal “The production of human intelligence, in terms of...
September - October 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 11 Sep 2013
EIFL's September - October 2013 newsletter issue is now available! Read it online or download the PDF. This issue includes the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a look at Open Access Week 2013 and the results of five EIFL...
Open Access Week 2013: Redefining Impact 11 Sep 2013
Open Access Week 2013 is a global event, now in its 7th year that promotes open access as a new norm in scholarship and research. This year's theme is "Open Access: Redefining Impact" and a diverse range of events will be held around the world...
EIFL joins OLH Internationalisation Committee 6 Sep 2013
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, has been invited to join the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) Internationalisation Committee. A recently launched initiative, the Open Library of the Humanities (OLH) will be an Open Access “...
EIFL supports new taskforce on librarians' competencies 15 Aug 2013
EIFL is pleased to announce that Iryna Kuchma, EIFL’s Open Access Programme Manager, will be chairing a new Joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication.    ...
OA publishing at Nicolaus Copernicus University 26 Jul 2013
Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Poland introduces a mandatory open access publishing policy for all NCU journals. In 2012 an open journal publishing platform (based on OJS) was launched that currently hosts 30 open access journals published...
Belgorod State University adopts an open access policy 15 Jul 2013
Belgorod State University (the Russian Federation) adopted an open access (OA) mandate on May 17, 2013. And on May 22, 2013 it hosted a seminar to celebrate five years' achievements of Belgorod Declaration on OA to scientific knowledge and discuss...
July - August 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 10 Jul 2013
Our July - August 2013 newsletter issue is now available. Read it online or download PDF. This issue includes the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the achievements of eight EIFL-IP projects in...
The winners of EIFL OA advocacy call for proposals 9 Jul 2013
Following the successes of 2011-2012 grant competitions (see EIFL-OA case studies), the EIFL-OA programme invited new proposals for national or institutional open access (OA) advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. We received over...
Mykolas Romeris University adopts an open access policy 9 Jul 2013
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania, has been actively involved in the open access movement. In February-March 2013 they conducted workshops on innovative teaching, open access initiatives, European Commission's open access policy and...
The first national open access conference in Uganda 1 Jul 2013
The Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) in partnership with EIFL and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organised the first national conference on “Open access (OA), knowledge sharing and...
EIFL cooperates with CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base 28 Jun 2013
EIFL and CHAIN-REDS signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the adoption of consolidated standards in the e-Infrastructures for Research and Education, with the ultimate aim of widening the opportunities of data sharing across different e-...
Librarians in Uzbekistan support open access 17 Jun 2013
On 6th of June, a joint event of the World Bank, RILC and Tashkent University of Information Technologies on Open Access was held in the Republican Information and Library Center (RILC) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  The event in the form of a...
EPT presents the 2012 OA Award to Iryna Kuchma, EIFL 4 Jun 2013
Leslie Chan, Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT) Trustee, presented the 2012 Open Access Award to Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, on May 21st in Kampala at the conference on “Open access, knowledge sharing and...
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...