The winners of EIFL call for proposals: Open access advocacy campaigns

6 Apr 2011

open access logoEIFL 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 (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine). Among them seven projects are national advocacy campaigns (Botswana, Estonia, Ghana, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine) and four projects are institutional advocacy campaigns (Latvia, Malawi, Sudan and Zimbabwe).

National advocacy campaigns:


  • Botswana: Advocacy for Open Access to Researchers/Deans/Graduate Students/Editors/Policy Makers/Educators/Library Professionals implemented by Botswana Library Consortium and University of Botswana.


  • Estonia: Institutional repository as the basis of the promotion and implementation of Open Access principles implemented by University of Tartu (UT) Library with the partners: Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Estonian Ministry of culture, Estonian institutions that have OA repositories (The University of Tartu Library, Arhiivikeskus, Estonian National Library Archive, Academic Library of Tallinn University, and Digital Collection of Tallinn University of Technology Library), OA Journals in Estonia, UT colleges, faculties and institutes and other UT institutions (museums, open university) and Estonian E-University.


  • Ghana: Open Access Institutional Repositories Advocacy Campaign implemented by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana c/o Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partnership with Association of African Universities. 


  • Lithuania: Promoting Open Access in Lithuania implemented by Lithuanian Research Library Consortium with the partners: Lithuanian Academic Libraries Consortium for Maintenance and Development of Information Infrastructure for Science and Studies (LABIIMSPP), The Research Council of Lithuania, Lithuanian Scientific Society and The Association of Lithuanian Serials.


  • Poland: Open Access e-learning course for Polish scientific community (acronym: OAeL) implemented by Nicolaus Copernicus University and Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza - University of Science and Technology.


  • Slovenia: OPENACCESS.SI - Slovenian National Open Access Web Site implemented by Jozef Stefan Institute with the partners: University of Ljubljana, University of Maribor, University of Primorska, University of Nova Gorica, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, National Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Oncology, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, National and University Library, Central Technological Library of the University of Ljubljana, Library of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology and the Slovenian Research Agency.


  • Ukraine: OA in Ukraine: from islands to global village implemented by Association "Informatio-Consortium" with the partners: Ukrainian Library Association, ELibUkr Consortium (15 Ukrainian universities), The Mohyla School of Journalism (National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy).


Institutional advocacy campaigns:


  • Latvia: Information about Open Access movement and resources in the University of Latvia implemented by The Library of the University of Latvia.


  • Malawi: Awareness Campaign for Kamuzu College of Nursing Library / University of Malawi Research Repository implemented by Kamuzu College of Nursing Library / University of Malawi in partnership with the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST).


  • Sudan: Open Access awareness-raising campaign among researchers at the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum (UofK) implemented by the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum with the partner: GrandIR, CB, and travel support provided by Carlos III University Madrid. See the project blog here.


  • Zimbabwe: University of Zimbabwe 2011 Open Access Advocacy Campaign implemented by The University of Zimbabwe library.


The projects will be implemented in April - December 2011. EIFL-OA programme will provide support to the advocacy work during implementation of the projects (more information about EIFL-OA call for proposals is here). 

This programme is supported by Information programme, Open Society Foundations.

Grant recipients will be featured on the EIFL website and Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS).

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