EIFL-OA

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...
Islandora webinar: Building digital repository ecosystems 22 Nov 2012
Islandora Islandora combines the Drupal and Fedora open software applications to create a robust digital asset management system that can be fitted to meet the short and long term collaborative requirements of digital data...
November - December 2012 EIFL newsletter is online 15 Nov 2012
Our 2012 November - December newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on public libraries and the roles they play in reducing unemployment. PDF version 
Recommendations to advance OA in Eastern Europe 14 Nov 2012
UNESCO, jointly with the National Library of Belarus, organised a “Regional Consultation on Open Access to Scientific Information and Research” from the 5th - 7th September 2012 in Minsk, the Republic of Belarus. More than 40 participants from 20...
Open Access Week 2012 12 Nov 2012
Open Access Week 2012 – a global event, now in its 6th year, promoting open access as a new norm in scholarship and research – took place all over the world between October 22 and 28. This year's theme was "Set the Default to Open Access". Over 20...
Open Monograph Press webinar - book publishing and creating a press website 24 Oct 2012
Open Monograph Press is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to process monographs, edited volumes and scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and...
Open Harvester Systems webinar - providing cross-repository and journal access 22 Oct 2012
Open Harvester Systems (OHS) is a free metadata indexing system developed by the Public Knowledge Project (also responsible for Open Journal Systems and Open Monograph Press). OHS allows you to create a searchable index of the...
Good practices for university open-access policies 17 Oct 2012
In anticipation of worldwide Open Access Week, the Harvard Open Access Project released an excellent guide to good practices for university open-access (OA) policies. Gathering together recommendations on drafting, adopting, and implementing OA...
More universities in Africa and Europe sign the Berlin Declaration 28 Sep 2012
Five more institutions in EIFL partner countries – University of Yaounde I (Cameroon), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Maseno University (Kenya), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda) and the Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the...
Setting the Default to Open – BOAI10 Recommendations 12 Sep 2012
Scientists, foundations, libraries, universities, and advocates unite and issue new recommendations
In response to the growing demand to make research free and available to anyone with a computer and an internet connection, a diverse coalition today issued new guidelines that could usher in huge advances in the sciences, medicine, and health. The...
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
2012 FOSS developments in Kenya 27 Aug 2012
In a fast changing knowledge marketplace, libraries are increasingly relying on technology that enables them to innovate and respond quickly to the evolving technological environment. Lack of funds for license fees, a growing need for open access to...
OA and IP workshop for academics at CUT, Zimbabwe 6 Aug 2012
A very successful workshop on open access (OA) and intellectual property (IP) issues for academics was held on 16th and 17th July 2012 –  at Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT), Zimbabwe. Gloria Kadyamatimba, EIFL Open Access...
e-Health – the first OA repository in Tanzania launches 3 Aug 2012
e-Health is a digital open access repository of published and unpublished material contributed by government, researchers, academics, students and others interested in health in Tanzania. It is coordinated by Ifakara Health Institute, runs on...