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EIFL March - April 2012 newsletter is online 1 Mar 2012
Our March-April newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the successful EIFL-OA advocacy grants. PDF version
Call for proposals: Open access advocacy campaigns 29 Feb 2012
EIFL partner countries to reach out to research communities
Open access is the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of peer-reviewed, research literature. It provides the means to maximize the visibility and use of research output. We advocate for open access to promote knowledge sharing....
EIFL open access advocacy grants deliver big results 28 Feb 2012
Libraries reaching out to research communities in developing and transition countries
Open access (OA) seeks to remove price and permission barriers that prevent knowledge from being shared. OA increases visibility, usage and impact of research and provides significant economic, social and educational benefits. The EIFL-OA programme...
Botswana and Ghana: OA advocacy campaign case studies 21 Feb 2012
EIFL has provided small grants to support national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. Below are the results of national campaigns from Botswana and Ghana as reported by: Richard...
Open Access advocacy in Ukraine: A case study 20 Feb 2012
Tetiana Yaroshenko and Oleksii Vasyliev report about the results of the EIFL-funded national project: "Open Access in Ukraine: From Islands to Global Village". Key achievements: The promo film “OA in Ukraine: from islands to global village” that...
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...
OA Advocacy at the University of Latvia: A case study 17 Feb 2012
Ugis Skele reports about the results of the EIFL-funded project: “Information about Open Access movement and resources at the University of Latvia“. Key achievements: An Open Access institutional repository was launched in May 2011; currently there...
Estonia, Lithuania, and Slovenia: OA advocacy case studies 16 Feb 2012
EIFL has provided small grants to support national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. Below are the results of national campaigns in Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia, as reported by:...
OA advocacy campaign case studies: Malawi, Sudan, Zimbabwe 15 Feb 2012
EIFL has provided small grants to support national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. Below are the results of institutional campaigns from Malawi, Sudan, and Zimbabwe as...
BOAI-10th Anniversary 14 Feb 2012
EIFL attends Budapest meetings to mark the anniversary and discuss the future
February 14, 2012 is the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, which resulted from what the BOAI web-site  describes as “a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on...
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Open Access publishing in Lithuania and Serbia: Case studies 14 Feb 2012
EIFL has provided small grants to support Open Access publishing initiatives in Lithuania and Serbia and now Eleonora Dagiene, Chair of the Council at The Association of Lithuanian Serials, and Pero Šipka, CEON/CEES, describe the results. Promoting...
Open Access – Open Science project: A case study from Poland 13 Feb 2012
Bożena Bednarek-Michalska and Karolina Grodecka describe the results of the EIFL-funded project: “Open Access e-learning course for Polish scientific community” (acronym: OAeL) implemented by Nicolaus Copernicus University and Akademia Gorniczo-...
Laos consortium organises training for over 800 end users 2 Feb 2012
Undergraduate and graduate students from several faculty at the National University of Laos (NUOL), and from seven other campuses across Laos, learned new skills to improve their teaching and learning.  The workshops were organized by the Laos...
Open Access Advocacy: How students can get involved 1 Feb 2012
On January 31 we hosted a webcast with Nick Shockey, Director, Right to Research Coalition and Director of Student Advocacy, SPARC. It was targeted to students and young researchers who want to get engaged in Open Access, educate their peers on the...
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. PDF version
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...
EIFL OA Week 2011 photo contest winner! 21 Dec 2011
Congratulations to Mandy Taha, Senior Librarian, Bibliotheca Alexandrina! Thank you to all those who participated in the first EIFL Open Access week photo contest.  Learn more about other Open Access Week activities in EIFL partner...
OpenAIREplus – linking peer-reviewed literature to data 15 Dec 2011
EIFL continues its active involvement
OpenAIREplus (2nd Generation of Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) was launched in Pisa in early December. EIFL is a partner, along with 41 other partners covering 31 European countries. The 30 month project, funded by the...
EIFL responds to UN consultation on scientific progress 25 Nov 2011
EIFL responded to the Consultation on the right to enjoy benefits of scientific progress and its applications announced by the Civil Society Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN expert on cultural rights. Read...
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