EIFL General Assembly 2012
20 Feb 2012
We will be visiting Armenia this year. American University of Armenia has generously agreed to host the 2012 EIFL General Assembly, 3-5 July. We are honored that our GA will be a part of the larger Yerevan World Book Capital programme. The...
Developing a Library Copyright Policy. An EIFL guide.
13 Feb 2012
Announcement: Developing a Library Copyright Policy. An EIFL guide.
This new guide is intended to highlight issues when considering the creation of a copyright policy for your library, how to go about drafting a policy and the elements that a...
EIFL voices concern over proposed Africa IP Forum
9 Feb 2012
EIFL joins NGOs across the globe in voicing strong concern about the proposed Africa IP Forum due to take place in South Africa in April 2012. Led by the U.S. Department of Commerce and billed as the "first-of-its kind ministerial level Forum",...
EIFL January - February 2012 newsletter is online
16 Jan 2012
Our January-February newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the "Copyright for Librarians" online open curriculum.
EIFL 2011 Highlights
16 Jan 2012
We would like to share our highlights from 2011:
2011 was another busy and productive year at EIFL. To support capacity building, we organized or attended over 90 events, workshops and conferences during the year.
Partner countries continued to...
Copyright for Librarians (CFL) reaches millions more
13 Jan 2012
CFL launches in Arabic, Chinese, French and Russian
Copyright law directly affects library services providing access to learning resources, scientific and research information. Librarians and their professional organisations play key roles in shaping national and international copyright policy and in...
EIFL presents library treaty overview at WIPO
29 Nov 2011
Learn more about the background, timeline, EIFL statements, proposals by Member States in favour of libraries, meeting conclusions.
At SCCR/23 during the special three day session on libraries and archives, Brazil invited libraries to elaborate...
New proposals at WIPO and EIFL delivers first statement
25 Nov 2011
The first three days of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) dedicated to libraries and archives, resulted in a full and fruitful discussion with thoughtful and positive engagement from Member States. Critically,...
Brazil tables background paper on libraries at WIPO
21 Nov 2011
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the main body that shapes international copyright law, is dedicating three extra days to libraries and archives. As part of this meeting (SCCR/23), Brazil has tabled a background...
November - December newsletter is online
16 Nov 2011
Our November-December newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the University of Zimbabwe libraries support for students with visual impairments.
A WIPO treaty for the benefit of libraries
16 Nov 2011
EIFL team advocate at landmark meeting
From 21 November-2 December 2011, EIFL took part in a landmark meeting at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. For the first time, the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the main body that...
Mozambique's IR highlighted in WIPO study
15 Nov 2011
Mozambique's shared institutional repository, known as SABER, is highlighted in a new WIPO study on using copyright to promote access to information and creative content.
A study on using copyright to promote access to information and creative...
Polish law students recognized for copyright translation
28 Oct 2011
On 19October 2011, certificates of appreciation were presented to ten law students at Nicolaus Copernicus University (UNC) in Torun, Poland for their work translating and adapting "Copyright for Librarians: an online open curriculum in copyright...
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.