J-ISIS Webinar: The Power of ISIS with the Power of Java
16 May 2013
J-ISIS is open source software for creating, updating and searching textual databases utilising a web interface. It is Unicode based, an advantage for users requiring extended characters or different alphabets. It has been developed by...
May - June 2013 EIFL newsletter is online
14 May 2013
Our 2013 May - June newsletter issue is now available. Read it online or download PDFs. This issue is packed with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including information on the WSIS 2013 Project Prize that EIFL...
EIFL wins WSIS 2013 Project Prize for excellence
13 May 2013
Prestigious international development prize awarded for excellence in implementing development strategies that leverage the power of ICTs.
Geneva, Switzerland - Today EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) was awarded a WSIS Project Prize...
EIFL 2012 annual report - now available
8 May 2013
The 2012 annual report is now available for viewing and 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...
NewGenLib ILS Webinar: Overview and Case Study
15 Mar 2013
EIFL-FOSS organized a free webinar looking at NewGenLib (aka NGL), an open-source integrated library management system. The software is entirely Java-based, runs on Windows or Linux and is designed to work equally well in one single library as it...
March - April 2013 EIFL newsletter is online
11 Mar 2013
Our 2013 March - April newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including information on two EIFL call for proposals.
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Webinars survey reveals FOSS progress
11 Mar 2013
'The webinars I attended were of great value. I learned and shared the output with my colleagues,'says Mandy Taha, Senior Librarian at Library of Alexandria, Egypt
This and other positive comments reveal the value of EIFL-FOSS webinars, expressed by...
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...
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.
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Tribute to Aaron Swartz
15 Jan 2013
EIFL was greatly saddened to learn of the untimely loss of Aaron Swartz. Aaron cared deeply about the values that EIFL holds dear – to create equal access to information for people in developing and transition countries. We were privileged that...
Webinars create a buzz about FOSS in libraries
10 Jan 2013
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An brief overview of EIFL-FOSS webinars from 2011 and 2012...
Access to knowledge is fundamental to education and research, and thereby socio-economic development.
Students and scholars in...
Blacklight: a solution for a unified discovery interface
18 Dec 2012
EIFL-FOSS has organised a free webinar looking at Blacklight, the discovery interface software. This webinar focussed specifically on running Blacklight as a unified discovery solution for many institutional repositories.
EIFL supports International Day of Disabled People
3 Dec 2012
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and libraries everywhere will be marking the day. The theme this year is removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all.
By addressing legal, policy and practical...
First EIFL-FOSS webinar in Russian takes place
28 Nov 2012
CUFTS / GODOT Webinar in Russian
Today saw the delivery of another free EIFL-FOSS webinar, this time focussing on CUFTS and GODOT e-resource management tools. It was the first ever such webinar to be delivered entirely in Russian, courtesy...
Islandora webinar: Building digital repository ecosystems
22 Nov 2012
Islandora combines the Drupal and Fedora open software applications to create a robust digital asset management system that can be fitted to meet the short and long term collaborative requirements of digital data...
Eduroam webinar: Collaborative Internet Access
19 Nov 2012
Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure wireless server, developed for the international research and education community to support the mobility needs of staff, students and researchers.
The initiative allows people from participating institutions...
November - December 2012 EIFL newsletter is online
15 Nov 2012
Our 2012 November - December newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on public libraries and the roles they play in reducing unemployment.
EIFL FOSS launches Subject Guides software manual
14 Nov 2012
Many libraries now make available to their users a wide range of electronic resources, be they subscribed online journals or databases, repositories of theses and dissertations, artefacts of local and historical interest or locally published...