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IFLA Statement on Open Access 18 Apr 2011
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released a Statement on open access – clarifying IFLA’s position and strategy. The statement was prepared by IFLA President's Working Group on Open Access (EIFL is one...
DOAJ: new milestones 18 Apr 2011
Today the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) includes 6410 journals from 111 countries in more than 50 languages.  2793 journals are providing metadata on article level, which means that 554412 articles are searchable from DOAJ. ...
The winners of EIFL call for proposals: Open access advocacy campaigns 6 Apr 2011
EIFL provided financial support to 11 projects - national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities: five projects in Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Sudan and Zimbabwe) and six projects in Eastern Europe...
March-April newsletter is online 8 Mar 2011
Our March-April 2011 newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on all EIFL programmes, including a spotlight on 3 of our consortia celebrating 10 years.
University of Johannesburg Open Access mandate 8 Mar 2011
The University of Johannesburg Senate adopted an Open Access mandate (2010) that states that: The University of Johannesburg (UJ) wishes to provide open access to publicly funded research output produced by UJ students and staff. Research output...
Strathmore University Open Access Policy, Kenya 2 Mar 2011
On February 25, 2011, Ruth Gibendi, Strathmore University library, registered Strathmore University Open Access Policy. Peter Suber highlighted this policy as a Harvard-style open access mandate. Strathmore University Open Access Policy: Strathmore...
Your wish list for Open Access Week 28 Feb 2011
On February 22 SPARC organized a webcast "The (OA)Week ahead: Getting started on Open Access Week 2011 - How to deepen faculty engagement on your campus". Heather Joseph and Jennifer McLennan, representing the OA Week organizing coalition (SPARC),...
The Right to Research Coalition 28 Feb 2011
News from the partners
Students are a powerful, natural ally in promoting Open Access on campus. Students feel the effects of limited access to journals everyday while conducting research and can become very effective partners in engaging a campus community, whether that'...
E-LIS, E-prints in Library and Information Science 28 Feb 2011
News from the partners
Introduction Established in 2003, E-LIS http://eprints.rclis.org/ is an international Open Archive for Library and Information Science (LIS). Over 11,500 papers have been archived to date. It is freely accessible, aligned with the Open Access (OA)...
EIFL and SPARC Europe responded to Slovenia public consultation 28 Feb 2011
Expressing support for open data and open publications
EIFL and SPARC Europe responded to the public consultation on the Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011-2020, announced by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. In our response, we expressed our support for the...
Results of the SOAP Survey: EIFL Partner Countries 19 Feb 2011
Results of the SOAP Survey: A Preliminary Overview of the Situation in EIFL Partner Countries
The SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) project has run a large-scale survey of the attitudes of researchers on, and the experiences with, open access publishing. In the SOAP Symposium on 13 January 2011 in Berlin, the results of the SOAP Survey...
Call for proposals: Open access advocacy campaigns 14 Feb 2011
EIFL partner countries to reach out to research communities
Open access is the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of peer-reviewed, research literature. It provides the means to maximize the visibility and use of research output. We advocate for open access to promote knowledge sharing....
The Ghent Declaration 14 Feb 2011
The Ghent Declaration - Seizing the Opportunity for Open Access to European Research
The Ghent Declaration, an initiative of the reviewers of the OpenAIRE project, was submitted to Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation...
One more Armenian open access journal in DOAJ 10 Feb 2011
One more Armenian open access journal has been registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): Proceedings of NAS RA: Mechanics, published by the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. It became the third Armenian open...
Open access policy at Covenant University, Nigeria 10 Feb 2011
Covenant University has introduced a policy that all refereed publications in journals, conferences, books, be deposited in the University Repository. This applies to faculty and Post-graduate students alike. (Source: ROARMAP) With this policy,...
Join NDLTD and participate in ETD 2011 7 Feb 2011
News from EIFL partners
Last year EIFL and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) decided to work together to promote the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and...
Implementation of open content licenses 31 Jan 2011
The survey attempted to gather information from a broad spectrum of research institutions in developing and transition countries in order to get a better understanding of the current state of the implementation of open content licenses. We looked at...
Open access journals of Polish Academy of Sciences 31 Jan 2011
The Polish Academy of Science has decided to further expand availability of research by publishing twenty-one of its journals across various scientific disciplines in open access. Versita Open has been chosen as the technology and publishing...
OpenAIRE is good for global research 11 Jan 2011
OpenAIRE - the European infrastructure for open access to research results. In 2007, the European Union spent €228 billion ($301 billion) or 1.85% of GDP on research and development. “Europe 2020” - the European Union’s strategy for smart and...
OpenAIRE launches 2 Dec 2010
EIFL is a partner in OpenAIRE to provide open access to EU-funded scientific research results OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe), an EC-funded project, launched the OpenAIRE infrastructure and presented the first results...