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Denise Nicholson
13 Nov 2020
Posted by Guest Blogger, EIFL
South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill had been sitting on the desk of President Cyril Ramaphosa for over a year, waiting to be signed into law. But instead of signing the bill, the President returned it to parliament citing constitutional concerns with certain aspects, including new exceptions (...)
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07 Apr 2020
Posted by Guest Blogger, EIFL
EIFL Guest Blogger, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator in Serbia, Milica Ševkušić, shares ideas for helping Serbian researchers obtain discounts and waivers and for raising researchers’ awareness about Article Processing Charges (APCs). Like their colleagues in other middle-income countries, (...)
Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries initiative.
11 Nov 2019
Posted by Guest Blogger, EIFL
Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative celebrates 10 years of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in this guest blog for EIFL. As director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries initiative (...)
EIFL guest blogger, Dr Solomon Mekonnen Tekle.
04 Oct 2019
Posted by Guest Blogger, EIFL
In June, Ethiopia adopted a national open access policy for higher education institutions. EIFL guest blogger, Dr Solomon Mekonnen Tekle, librarian at Addis Ababa University Library, and EIFL Open Access Coordinator in Ethiopia, celebrates the adoption of the policy. The new national open access (...)
Colleen Campbell, of OA2020 presenting at the EIFL General Assembly.
29 Aug 2019
Posted by Guest Blogger, EIFL
Our Guest Blogger, Colleen Campbell, from the Open Access 2020 Initiative, reflects on the similarities between the unknown heights of the Kyrgyz mountains and knowledge locked behind subscription paywalls, and discusses how Transformative Agreements with publishers are accelerating the transition (...)
IFL guest blogger Jane Secker, standing, second from left, plays The Publishing Trap with EIFL General Assembly delegates.
22 Aug 2019
Posted by Guest Blogger, EIFL
Our Guest Blogger, Dr Jane Secker, is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. EIFL invited Jane and partner, Chris Morrison, Copyright, Software Licensing and Policy Manager at the University of Kent, to the 2019 EIFL General Assembly. Their role was to speak about (...)
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25 Jan 2019
Posted by Guest Blogger, EIFL
EIFL Guest Blogger, Open Access Programme Coordinator in Serbia, Milica Sevkusic, updates us on the latest developments in open access (OA) in Serbia. EIFL-supported awareness raising, advocacy and policy development workshops since the year 2000 have resulted in the launch of two OA journals (...)