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...
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...
Three libraries win EIFL-PLIP open government award
9 May 2013
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is proud to announce the winners of our fourth Innovation Award – for library services that contribute to open government and e-government.
Congratulations to three public libraries:
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...
Myanmar country brief on libraries published
24 Apr 2013
Maximising development plans in Myanmar through the infrastructure of public libraries.
In February, EIFL staff, Rima Kupryte and Monika Elbert, together with Beyond Access partners IREX and The Asia Foundation, conducted an assessment visit to Myanmar. They met with government, civil society and library representatives to gain an...
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...
Library computer game to reach over 50 schools
21 Mar 2013
The library initiated Play to Study with support from
Utena A. and M. Miskiniai Public Library in Lithuania has received funding to expand their innovative Play to Study service, which includes an educational computer game for vulnerable children, to more than 50 schools in nine municipalities,...
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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New PLIP award to mark international women’s day
8 Mar 2013
Today is international women’s day and to celebrate, EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is launching a fifth innovation award call – for public and community libraries that empower women and girls through ICT.
The award includes...
Five libraries win EIFL-PLIP award for social inclusion
7 Mar 2013
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is proud to announce the winners of our third Innovation Award – for library services that contribute to social inclusion in the community.
Congratulations to five public libraries in Africa,...
EIFL team meets Aung San Suu Kyi on Myanmar trip
25 Feb 2013
As part of the Beyond Access delegation to Myanmar, EIFL team members Rima Kupryte and Monika Elbert met with Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar MP Aung San Suu Kyi.
The delegation met with Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw to discuss her...
Three public libraries help young people find jobs
15 Feb 2013
We take pleasure in sharing impact assessment results of three public library youth development services funded by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP).
Read about how –
East Kazakhstan Oblast Pushkin Library in Kazakhstan...
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...
Five library ICT services improve farmers’ lives
14 Feb 2013
Five public library agricultural services funded by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) have assessed their impact. We take pleasure in sharing the results.
Read about how –
Berd Public Library in Armenia increased...
Library health services showcase their impact
31 Jan 2013
Three public library health services funded by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) have assessed their impact. We take pleasure in sharing the results.
Read about how –
Lori Regional Library (Armenia) used information...
Libraries tell impact stories
25 Jan 2013
We take pleasure in sharing impact assessment results of two public library services funded by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP).
Read about how –
Lyuben Karavelov Regional Library in Bulgaria helped 44 long-term...
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:...
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...
Lithuania library service inspires major funds
14 Jan 2013
Inspired by the success of Marius Katiliskis Public Library’s innovative EIFL-PLIP funded Libr-A service for farmers, the Pasvalys municipality saw an opportunity to reach out to entrepreneurs and to boost local economic growth.
They chose the...