EIFL-OA

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. PDF version
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...
Capacity building for OA repository administrators and managers: EIFL-OA – KIT – COAR online workshop 27 Jul 2011
On July 27, we hosted EIFL-OA – KIT – COAR online workshop Capacity building for open access repository administrators and managers. The guest speakers were: Africa Jumanne Bwamkuu, Information and Communication Technology Advisor/Trainer,...
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. PDF version
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...
OpenAIRE contributes to the European Commission's consulation and hearing 9 Jun 2011
Together with other OpenAIRE project partners EIFL contributed to the OpenAIRE response to the consultation on the European Commission Green paper on Research and Innovation in Europe, to the OpenAIRE evidences submitted at the European Commission...
EIFL 2010 annual report is online 6 Jun 2011
Our 2010 annual report is out and available for download! Read about our successful year, all made possible thanks to ongoing collaboration with our partner countries and the continued support of our funders. Read the 2010 EIFL annual report
SABER: an innovative approach to creating a FOSS (DSpace) Open Access Repository 1 Jun 2011
Henk van Dam of KIT, Netherlands, and Aissa Mitha Issak, EIFL Country and Open Access Coordinator for Mozambique, have worked on a case study for the EIFL FOSS website describing the success of SABER, a multi-institutional repository based on the...
Interactive Facilitation Meeting on Open Access at WSIS 2011 30 May 2011
UNESCO, IFLA and EIFL held an Interactive Facilitation Meeting on Open Access in Geneva, Switzerland on May 19th, as part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2011. The meeting looked at the current achievements of the key...
Open access advocacy: EIFL-OA online workshop 30 May 2011
Today EIFL-OA hosted an online workshop Open access advocacy: How to run successful national and institutional campaigns. The guest speakers were: Bo Öhrström, Chairman of the Open Access Committee, Deputy Director, Danish Agency for Libraries and...
May-June newsletter is online 17 May 2011
Our May-June newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the EIFL-PLIP programme. PDF version
Open Access Repositories with EPrints 9 May 2011
EPrints provides an easy and fast way to set up repositories of open access research literature, scientific data, theses, reports and multimedia. Interested in finding out more about the free open source EPrints software – a flexible platform for...
Open access publishing in Lithuania and Serbia 21 Apr 2011
EIFL has provided small grants to support open access publishing initiatives in Lithuania and Serbia:   Promoting open access via implementing Open Journal System by Lithuanian research journals, a project of the Association of Lithuanian...
Open Access and Digital Libraries workshop in Laos 19 Apr 2011
On March 21-25, 2011, Central Library, National University of Laos (NUOL), hosted a workshop Open Access and Digital Libraries using DSpace Software organised by Laos Library and Information Consortium (LALIC), NUOL and EIFL and funded by UNESCO and...