Open Access Publishing in Africa
21 Oct 2011
Today we hosted EIFL-OA – BioMed Central online workshop Open Access Publishing in Africa. Calum Land, BioMed Central, reviewed the state of open access in Africa, talked on how open access can benefit Africa and presented open access journals...
Slovenia launches a national Open Access website
21 Oct 2011
OPENACCESS.SI - Today, Jozef Stefan Institute launched the Slovenian national Open Access website, making it the first Slovenian web site exclusively dealing with different aspects of open access, tailored to the needs of...
Open Access Week in Russia launches with webinar
20 Oct 2011
To celebrate the launch of International Open Access Week in Russia, International Academy of Business and New Technologies, Yaroslavl, hosted a webinar "Knowledge Management: Open Digital Educational Resources and Archives" on October 14....
OA in Mozambique: Electronic Theses and Dissertations Workshop
13 Oct 2011
In order to bring Mozambique’s universities into the mainstream of the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) movement, Universidade Pedagógica Central Library in Maputo hosted a two-day Workshop on ETDs on September 5-6, 2011.
The workshop was...
Themed week: Open Journal System (OJS)
11 Oct 2011
Are you interested in open access journal publishing? Would you like to know more about how libraries can help open access journal publishers?
Open Journal System is a FOSS tool that allows you to do just that! There are over 10,000 OJS (...
OA in Sudan: DSpace@ScienceUofK is now LIVE
11 Oct 2011
The first Sudanese Institutional Repository has been released today and is now openly available at http://oascir.uofk.edu/. DSpace@ScienceUofK repository is the result of the EIFL-funded OASCIR (Open Access Scientific Institutional Repository)...
EIFL 2011 Open Access Week photo contest
4 Oct 2011
Take out your cameras and document your activities!
EIFL is looking for interesting and inspiring photographs to help promote awareness of and share ideas for Open Access Week.
Please send us photographs of activities that took place at your library during OA week 2011, October 24 – 30, 2011....
EIFL signs Washington Declaration on IP and the Public Interest
4 Oct 2011
EIFL is pleased to endorse the Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, the conclusions of a global congress on August 25-27, 2011 convened by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at the...
EIFL website in 50 Languages!
23 Sep 2011
Yes, now the EIFL website can be viewed in over 50 languages thanks to Google Translate!
The Google Translate tool has been added to EIFL's webpages in the right-hand column of all pages (see screen shot below). It will convert the entire...
September-October newsletter is online
16 Sep 2011
Our September-October newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the EIFL-PLIP programme.
EC’s request for comments on open access and preservation
6 Sep 2011
Due: 9 September 2011
In late 2011, the European Commission intends to adopt a Communication and Recommendation on access to and preservation of digital scientific information.
Consultation of interested parties forms part of the policy process. The purpose of...
Botswana, Ghana, and Sudan: First results of EIFL-OA grants
2 Sep 2011
Open access provides free and unrestricted access to research materials, and it also increases opportunities for scientist to contribute to the global research community.
Both aspects of consuming and producing open access scholarly materials...
Botswana: Stakeholders learn about OA repositories
1 Sep 2011
On August 11 Botswana Library Consortium (BLC) organized a workshop on Open Access platforms/software and repositories at the University of Botswana. The event took place within the EIFL-funded national open access advocacy campaign "...
Open Access Repositories with DSpace and Fedora
24 Aug 2011
DSpace is an open source software package that provides the tools for management of digital assets, and is commonly used as the basis for institutional repositories.
Fedora is a modular architecture built on the principle that...
Sudan: Training on OA and DSpace for researchers and librarians
28 Jul 2011
As part of the EIFL-supported Open Access awareness raising campaign at the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum (U of K) a training course on Open Access and DSpace@ScienceUofK (their recently launched repository) was organised. The training...
Ghana: The first results of OA advocacy campaigns
25 Jul 2011
Ghana’s Open Access Institutional Repositories Advocacy Campaign is proving to be very successful. It is implemented by Ghana’s consortia,CARLIGH, c/o Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partnership with AAU and with...
July-August newsletter is online
14 Jul 2011
Our July-August newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the EIFL-PLIP programme.
EIFL Open Access programme wins SPARC Europe Award
4 Jul 2011
The EIFL Open Access (OA) programme has been chosen as the winner of the 2011 SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications for its awareness raising, advocacy and capacity building activities over the last three years...