The European Orphan Works Directive - an EIFL Guide
18 Jun 2013
In October 2012, Directive 2012/28/EU on certain permitted uses of orphan works (known as the orphan works Directive) was adopted by Member States of the European Union (EU). The Directive sets out common rules for the digitization and online...
Renewal agreement for Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online
14 May 2013
EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Oxford University Press for Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online.
The agreement runs until 31 December 2015 and is open to EIFL-partner consortia in over 40 countries:
We raised over US$5,400 for the Volta Regional Library!
10 May 2013
A big thank you to everyone who donated to Volta Regional Library’s innovative mobile library service, which takes fully-charged laptop computers to schools in Ho, Ghana to help 450 schoolchildren pass their exams. Thanks also to everyone who shared...
Scale up of Ghana library maternal health service
23 Apr 2013
Northern Regional Library’s Technology for Maternal Health Project for mothers-to-be in northern Ghana, which was initiated with support from EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), is to be scaled up to reach a wider area and to...
Renewal agreement for Cambridge Journals Online
11 Apr 2013
EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Journals Online.
The agreement runs until 31 December 2013 and is open to EIFL-partner consortia in 36 countries:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia...
EIFL releases results of OA advocacy grants
8 Mar 2013
EIFL-OA programme is pleased to release the case studies of the results of its advocacy grants. These case studies describe the results of the 2012 national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research...
EIFL joins call to extend TRIPS waiver for LDCs
27 Feb 2013
EIFL, together with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana, the Lesotho Library Consortium, the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and hundreds of civil society organizations representing millions of people worldwide, have...
Renewal agreement for OED Online and Oxford Reference Online
8 Feb 2013
EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Oxford University Press for the Oxford English Dictionary Online and Oxford Reference Online.
The agreement runs from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2013 and is open to EIFL-partner consortia in over...
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...
New agreement for Pediatric Neurology Briefs
7 Jan 2013
EIFL has signed a new agreement with Pediatric Neurology Briefs Publishing for the Pediatric Neurology Briefs (PNB).
The agreement runs until 31 December 2015, and is open to members of all 48 EIFL-partner consortia in the following countries:...
Library launches SMS service for pregnant women
25 Sep 2012
Over 90 pregnant women in Northern Ghana are now receiving regular mobile phone text messages (SMS) through their public library’s Technology for Maternal Health Project in Ghana.
Northern Regional Library in Tamale sends out regular SMS tailored...
New agreement for IMF eLibrary
10 Sep 2012
EIFL has signed a new agreement with IMF Publications for the IMF eLibrary, the IMF's premier research tool.
The agreement runs from 1 September 2012 to 31 December 2014, and offers free or highly discounted access to members of EIFL-partner...
New agreement for SAGE Research Methods
5 Sep 2012
EIFL has signed a new agreement with SAGE Publications for SAGE Research Methods.
The agreement runs from 1 September 2012 to 31 December 2015, and offers discounted pricing to EIFL-partner consortia, and member institutions, in the following...
IFLA Journal article: Perceptions of public libraries in Africa
22 Jun 2012
The prestigious IFLA Journal has just published in its June issue a paper about the EIFL research study on perceptions of public libraries in six African countries. The goal of the study was to understand the perceptions of national and local...
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 PLIP at e-Learning Africa
13 Apr 2012
EIFL-PLIP is proud to announce that the workshop proposal 'Public libraries: an e-learning space for young people' was chosen to be a special focus session at the 7th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, e-...
Ghana public library hosts ICT4D lecture series
12 Apr 2012
Tweeting Tamale, Tamale on Google maps; Web2.0 for teachers; the pros and cons of social networking; biometric voter registration – these are just some of the topics of the Ghana Northern Regional Library’s information and communication technology...