Spotlight

EIFL receives 2014 SPARC Innovator Award 4 Jul 2014
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has recognized EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) with its July 2014 Innovator Award. The award was given to EIFL for its work in putting libraries from Africa to Asia and...
Ten new library services for children and youth 23 May 2014
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to announce the names of 10 successful applicants for our grant call: Public libraries preparing children and youth for the future. The 10 new public library projects create...
BBC features EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project 2 Apr 2014
BBC News has featured an in-depth profile of EIFL’s eLibrary Myanmar project in their Knowledge Economy series. In the story, Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities, BBC education correspondent Sean Coughlan describes how, after decades...
EIFL welcomes Algeria as partner country 18 Mar 2014
EIFL is delighted to welcome the Algerian Consortium of Higher Education and Scientific Research Establishments as our newest partner within the EIFL network.  Algeria, officially The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, has a...
EIFL-FOSS looks back at four years of achievements 10 Jan 2014
The latest phase of funding for the EIFL-FOSS programme ran from 2010 to 2013 As the EIFL Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) programme draws to a close, we look back on a four-year programme of innovative activities using and promoting free...
2013 General Assembly 25 Nov 2013
  PDF version LOW RES / HIGH RES The 2013 EIFL General Assembly (GA), our annual knowledge-sharing and networking event, took place in the vibrant city of Istanbul that lies on the ancient Silk Road, that has facilitated cultural...
Seven EIFL library consortia celebrate 10 years of achievement 17 Oct 2013
EIFL-partner library consortia look back at a decade of growth and access to knowledge
Seven library consortia from a diverse range of countries are celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2013 including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Macedonia, Malawi and Slovenia. EIFL works with library consortia in more than 46...
Advocating for improved copyright laws for libraries 9 Jul 2013
Impressive first-time achievements recorded
Also available in PDF version high res | low res Impressive first-time achievements of eight EIFL-IP funded projects in Africa, Asia and Europe Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and...
Webinars create a buzz about FOSS in libraries 10 Jan 2013
Also available in PDF version high res | low res 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...
Public libraries – the go-to place for jobseekers 14 Nov 2012
‘At the library, I learned how to advertise my skills on the internet and to create a website. I sent out resumes and looked for a job online. Fortune smiled on me!’ - Kuanysh Dyusupov, trainee of East Kazakhstan Oblast Pushkin Public Library’s...