EIFL has been working in Ghana since 2003. We supported the creation of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), and through this partnership, libraries in Ghana are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Ghana to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).
EIFL supported national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in the establishment of a number of open access repositories. Through our work, the first open access mandate in the country was introduced by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, opening their research to the world.
EIFL has provided advanced training and a support service to raise awareness of library copyright issues, and to assist with copyright questions. We are currently supporting national implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities.
EIFL also engaged with public libraries in Ghana resulting in innovative pilot projects that are helping libraries meet the information needs of their communities. We continue to build the capacity of librarians to enable them to introduce technology-based services for their users.