EIFL-OA

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...
Spotlight on the GA 2012 1 Aug 2012
PDF version: low res | high res The General Assembly (GA) is the major knowledge-sharing event of the year for EIFL. Coordinators from EIFL partner countries and invited guests meet to discuss EIFL activities and strategies, and to...
July Open Access Discussions in Uganda 31 Jul 2012
On July 9-11, 2012, Makerere University hosted the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) and EIFL workshop “Open Access (OA) and the Evolving Scholarly Communication Environment”. It was the first event of the EIFL-funded...
EIFL Director receives Hakob Meghapart Jubilee Medal 24 Jul 2012
EIFL Director Rima Kupryte has been awarded the 'Hakob Meghapart' Jubilee Medal for her personal and EIFL’s overall contribution to development of the Armenian library system. The award was presented by the Director of the National Library of...
EIFL welcomes the EC Communication and Recommendation 18 Jul 2012
EIFL warmly welcomes the European Commission Conclusion and Recommendation to Member States on the European Research Area (ERA), outlining measures to improve access to scientific knowledge produced in Europe to make it easier for researchers and...
EIFL July - August 2012 newsletter is online 28 Jun 2012
Our July - August newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner and project country activities. PDF version
Michael Carroll to speak as Keynote at EIFL GA 2012 25 Jun 2012
Professor Michael W. Carroll will be the keynote speaker at this year's EIFL General Assembly. Michael Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington...
2012 OA Week Kick Off Webcast 22 Jun 2012
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) announces this year's theme as "Set the Default to Open Access" for Open Access Week (October 22 – 28, 2012). EIFL-OA was one of the speakers for the first online event to launch this...