EIFL-OA

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
Update: 24 May 2013 - participants decided to formally withdraw from the process. Read the withdrawal letter. In an open letter to European Commissioners Barnier, Geoghegan-Quinn, Kroes and Vassiliou, EIFL joined an eminent group of over 60...
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...
University of Nairobi Open Access Policy 15 Jan 2013
In December 2012 the University of Nairobi adopted an Open Access Policy and launched an open access repository. Policy Statement Policy Goals   To provide open access to scholarly output resulting from academic activities undertaken at the...
Implementing OA Mandates in Europe: OpenAIRE Study 14 Jan 2013
"Implementing Open Access Mandates in Europe: OpenAIRE Study on the Development of Open Access" is a new book co-authored by Birgit Schmidt (Goettingen State and University Library) and Iryna Kuchma (EIFL-OA Programme Manager), published in November...
COAR Training materials 14 Jan 2013
We are happy to report that COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) Working Group “Repository and Repository Networks Support & Training” chaired by EIFL released a collection of training materials on operational issues required to...
Webinars create a buzz about FOSS in libraries 10 Jan 2013
Also available in PDF version high res | low res An brief overview of EIFL-FOSS webinars from 2011 and 2012...  Access to knowledge is fundamental to education and research, and thereby socio-economic development. Students and scholars in...
Polish Bill on Open Resources to be introduced 14 Dec 2012
Michał Boni, the Polish Minister of Digitization and Administration, announced on Monday (10 December 2012) that the Bill on Openness of Public Resources will be released for public consultation next week. The Bill would require public access to...
Towards repository interoperability – COAR webinar 4 Dec 2012
Today we hosted COAR webinar “Towards repository interoperability : unleashing the true value of open access for open science”. The guest speaker was Eloy Rodrigues (Universidade do Minho, Portugal), a chair of COAR Working Group on Repository...
Open access policy development and advocacy 29 Nov 2012
EIFL in partnership with INASP, SPARC, SPARC Europe, Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS), COAR and UNESCO hosted Open Access policy development and advocacy pre-conference workshop at Berlin 10. The workshop participants discussed open access policy...