EIFL-OA case studies

National Campaigns | Institutional Campaigns | OA Publishing

EIFL provided financial support to 24 projects that implemented national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities and open access publishing initiatives. 

Through small grants and support from their own institutions, the projects engaged in a wide variety of campaigns and activities, including: holding workshops, creating websites, building institutional repositories, creating an e-learning course, and implementing an OA publishing platform. All of  which resulted in increased awareness about and understanding of OA.

The EIFL-OA programme is supported by the Information programme, Open Society Foundations.

National campaigns

2012

  • Belarus – Belarusian national  open access  website as a focal point for advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF
  • Kenya – Knowledge without boundaries: Advocacy campaign in Kenya for open access and institutional repositories
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF
  • Lithuania – Promoting Open Access to young researchers 
    Read the case study released in January 2013 [PDF]
  • Nepal – The Central Open Access Repository in Nepal
    Read the case study released in October 2013 [PDF]
  • Sudan – Open access advocacy at Sudan higher education institutions: national level (SudHENL)
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF]
  • Uganda –  Promoting the adoption of campus-based, faculty-driven open access policies
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF
  • Zimbabwe – Capacity building for the adoption and implementation of open access policies/repositories in Zimbabwe
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF

2011

  • Botswana –  Advocacy for Open Access: Botswana Library Consortium
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]
  • Estonia– Institutional repository as the basis of the promotion and implementation of Open Access principles
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]
  • Ghana– Open Access Institutional Repositories Advocacy Campaign
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]
  • Lithuania – Promoting Open Access in Lithuania 
  • Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF
  • Poland  – Open Access e-learning course for Polish scientific community (OAeL) 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]
  • Slovenia – OPENACCESS.SI: Slovenian National Open Access Web Site 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]  
  • Ukraine – OA in Ukraine: from islands to global village 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]

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Institutional campaigns

2012

  • Moldova – Academy of Economic Studies (AESM): Open Access – optimizing scholarly communication
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF
  • Serbia – Promotion of open access at the University of Belgrade
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF
  • Kenya – Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Open Access Institutional Repository
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF

2011

  • Latvia – Information about Open Access movement and resources in the University of Latvia 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]
  • Malawi – Awareness Campaign for Kamuzu College of Nursing Library / University of Malawi Research Repository 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]
  • Sudan  Open Access awareness-raising campaign among researchers at the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum (UofK) 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]
  • Zimbabwe – University of Zimbabwe 2011 Open Access Advocacy Campaign 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]

OA publishing

2012

  • Ghana – Promoting open access through the implementation of OJS (Open Journal Systems) for KNUST research  community
    Read the case study released in February 2013 [PDF

2011

  • Lithuania – Promoting open access via implementing Open Journal System 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]
  • Serbia – Supporting Serbian journals publishers to switch to article processing charges OA model 
    Read the case study released in February 2012 [PDF]

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