Open Access News

EIFL Director receives Hakob Meghapart Jubilee Medal 24 Jul 2012
EIFL Director Rima Kupryte has been awarded the 'Hakob Meghapart' Jubilee Medal for her personal and EIFL’s overall contribution to development of the Armenian library system. The award was presented by the Director of the National Library of...
EIFL welcomes the EC Communication and Recommendation 18 Jul 2012
EIFL warmly welcomes the European Commission Conclusion and Recommendation to Member States on the European Research Area (ERA), outlining measures to improve access to scientific knowledge produced in Europe to make it easier for researchers and...
EIFL July - August 2012 newsletter is online 28 Jun 2012
Our July - August newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner and project country activities. PDF version
Michael Carroll to speak as Keynote at EIFL GA 2012 25 Jun 2012
Professor Michael W. Carroll will be the keynote speaker at this year's EIFL General Assembly. Michael Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington...
2012 OA Week Kick Off Webcast 22 Jun 2012
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) announces this year's theme as "Set the Default to Open Access" for Open Access Week (October 22 – 28, 2012). EIFL-OA was one of the speakers for the first online event to launch this...
OpenAIREplus workshop: Linking OA publications to data 22 Jun 2012
On June 11, an OpenAIRE workshop “Linking open access publications to data – policy development and implementation” was organized as a pre-Nordbib meeting at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. All talks were recorded and the film clips and slides can...
The winners of EIFL call for proposals: Open access advocacy campaigns 20 Jun 2012
Following the success of last year's grant competition (see EIFL-OA case studies), the EIFL-OA programme invited new proposals for national or institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. Over 40 proposals were...
The Fifth Belgrade International Open Access Conference 30 May 2012
Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science (CEON/CEES) in partnership with the National Library of Serbia hosted the Fifth Belgrade International Open Access Conference on May 18-19, 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia. Over 90 people from 19 countries...
EIFL-OA, Serbia
Universities in Ukraine, Ghana, Ethiopia sign the Berlin Declaration 29 May 2012
Three more institutions in EIFL partner countries –  National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (Ukraine), University of Ghana and Jimma University (Ethiopia) – joined over 370 leading international research, scientific, and cultural...
EIFL-OA, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ukraine
EIFL OA Repositories workshop for ISTeMag project partners 29 May 2012
  On May 14-15 EIFL conducted L'atelier sur les archives ouvertes (Open Access Repositories workshop) in Monastir, Tunisia, as part of a three-year TEMPUS funded project “Optimizing access to scientific and technical information at Maghreb...
Algeria, EIFL-OA, Morocco, Tunisia
BioMed Central's Open Access Advocate of the Year 18 May 2012
Helena Asamoah-Hassan, EIFL Country Coordinator for Ghana, has been announced as Biomed Central's Open Access Advocate of the Year. Open access publisher BioMed Central revealed the winners of their 6th Annual Research Awards on 17...
EIFL May - June 2012 newsletter is online 11 May 2012
Our May - June newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner and project country activities. PDF version
How to make your journal OpenAIRE compliant: the sessions recordings 10 May 2012
On May 7 and 8 EIFL hosted two online workshops on how to make journals OpenAIRE compliant, with Open Journal System (OJS) as example. If you are involved in a journal, which publishes EC funded research, if your journal wants to comply with the EC...
EIFL-OA
EIFL 2011 annual report - now online 9 May 2012
The 2011 annual report is now available for downloading. Another highly productive and rewarding year has been made possible thanks to ongoing collaboration with over 60 partner and project countries and the continued support of our funders. Read...
Universities in Belarus and Serbia sign the Berlin Declaration 4 May 2012
Two more institutions in EIFL partner countries –  the Belarusian State University (Belarus) and the University of Niš, (Serbia) – joined over 370 leading international research, scientific, and cultural institutions from around the world that...
EIFL-OA, Belarus, Serbia
EIFL joins PLoS International Advisory Group 2 May 2012
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access (OA) programme manager, has been invited to join PLoS International Advisory Group. ‘It is a great honour for EIFL and recognition of Iryna’s work to be invited to join this group of eminent people from around the...
Universities in Kenya, Slovenia and Ukraine adopt OA policies 10 Apr 2012
Kenya Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology's (JKUAT) Senate has recently adopted an Open Access Policy statement (Harvard-style): “It is a strategic goal of the University “to invest and engage in productive collaborations with...
EIFL-OA, Kenya, Slovenia, Ukraine
Libraries in Kyrgyzstan mark the BOAI-10th Anniversary 5 Apr 2012
Library community in Kyrgyzstan celebrated the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). A round table "Open Access in Kyrgyzstan: Input from the Libraries" was organized  by Kyrgyzstan Library Information...
EIFL-OA, Kyrgyzstan
Updated list of resources about open access 23 Mar 2012
For your weekend browsing pleasure we have updated a list of resources about open access and related movements, namely: Copyright management; Impact; Open data (using a list compiled by Najla Rettberg, OpenAIREplus Scientific Manager); Open...
EIFL-OA
China EPT OA Award runner-up, Dr Xiaolin Zhang, praised for his work 23 Mar 2012
One of the runners-up of the EPT Open Access Award, Dr Xiaolin Zhang received his Certificate from Bev Acreman. See the citation from the EPT that was read out in his honour here. Two other runners-up to the EPT Open Access Award were: Ina Smith,...