Open Access News

EIFL supports open dialogue on text and data mining 8 Mar 2013
Update: 24 May 2013 - participants decided to formally withdraw from the process. Read the withdrawal letter. In an open letter to European Commissioners Barnier, Geoghegan-Quinn, Kroes and Vassiliou, EIFL joined an eminent group of over 60...
Open access policies in Kenya and Moldova 15 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded projects on drafting, adopting and implementing open access policies in Kenyan and Moldovian universities. Jomo Kenyatta University of...
EPT awards Iryna Kuchma for her advocacy of OA 15 Feb 2013
On 13th of February 2013, the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development announced the winner of its 2nd Annual Award, in 'recognition of the effort made by individuals working in the developing and emerging countries in the furtherance...
Open access advocacy in Uganda and Zimbabwe 14 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded open access policy development and advocacy projects in Uganda and Zimbabwe.  Promoting the adoption of campus-based, faculty-driven...
EIFL joins the new DOAJ Advisory Board 13 Feb 2013
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, has been invited to join the new DOAJ Advisory Board – a group of experts who has agreed to help DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals – to establish their priorities and generate ideas for...
Open access advocacy in Belarus and Serbia 6 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded open access advocacy projects in Belarus and Serbia.  Belarusian national open access (OA) website as a focal point for advocacy...
Advocating for open access in Kenya and Sudan – case studies 5 Feb 2013
Knowledge without Boundaries: Advocacy campaign in Kenya for open access and institutional repositories The overall goal for the project was to promote and advocate for open access (OA) initiatives to a range of stakeholders – policy makers and...
Promoting open access publishing in Ghana 4 Feb 2013
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) based in Kumasi, Ghana shares the results of the EIFL-funded project “Promoting open access (OA) through the implementation of OJS (Open Journal Systems) for the KNUST research community...
Open Access from the perspective of young researchers 1 Feb 2013
The Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers (LSYR), the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and the Association of Lithuanian Serials share the results of EIFL-funded project on educating young researchers on the benefits of open access and...
January - February 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 16 Jan 2013
Our 2013 January - February newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a tribute to Internet activist Aaron Swartz and a spotlight on EIFL-FOSS webinars. Also available in PDF:...