Tag Archives: EIFL

Two open access repositories launched in Myanmar

(12 May 2017) University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, this week launched institutional open access repositories, opening up their research to the world. The repositories, which were set up with support from EIFL through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, include peer-reviewed journal articles, research papers, and papers from selected international conferences. At the time […]


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Launch of OA repositories in Myanmar

(8 May 2017) Two leading universities in Myanmar, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, will launch open access (OA) institutional repositories on 8 May (in Mandalay) and on 11 May (in Yangon). The two repositories were set up with support from EIFL. Visit the University of Mandalay Open Access Repository. Visit the University of […]


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Extending EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

(21 April 2017) EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will attend the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Department of Higher Education and EIFL for further development of university libraries in Myanmar. The MoU, which extends the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to reach more universities, contributes to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming […]


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EIFL Marrakesh guide launches in Nepali

(21 April 2017) EIFL’s popular library guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities is now available in Nepali, bringing to six the total number of languages for the guide. The Marrakesh Treaty, which entered into force in September 2016, gives organizations like libraries the right to reproduce printed works in accessible formats […]


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Setting up open access repositories at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon

(5 April 2017) As Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, universities across the country are embracing the concept of open access (OA). EIFL has been working with two leading universities, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, to set up OA institutional repositories. There are 158 universities under the Myanmar […]


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Research evaluation and data science for libraries

(4 April 2017) EIFL, EIFL’s partner library consortium, Electronic Information for Libraries in Thailand, and Mahidol University, will host a two-day workshop on research evaluation and data science for libraries, 16-17 May 2017. The topics will be addressed in two sessions, over the two days: Research evaluation for research administrators/managers and librarians, covering research evaluation […]


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EIFL supports libraries and copyright in Myanmar

(31 January 2017) The copyright law of Myanmar was enacted over a century ago in 1914, and is one of many laws that are being replaced. It is based on the 1911 Copyright Act of the United Kingdom and although the law is still on the statute books, in practice it is defunct. Foreign works […]


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Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies joins eLibrary Myanmar project

(5 October 2016) The Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, which researches international relations and foreign policy issues, and whose foreign policy and strategy recommendations help guide Myanmar’s bilateral and multilateral relations, has joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project. In addition to making important contributions to foreign policy formulation, the institute’s work aims to […]


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Turning the tables – how do copyright laws measure up for libraries?

(19 September 2016) The EIFL Core Library Exceptions Checklist – is a practical and fun way to help librarians to evaluate their domestic copyright law. What if library advocates had a handy way to measure the aspects of copyright law most important to them? Like the provisions that allow libraries to develop their collections, provide […]


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Rate my copyright law – how well does your law support libraries?

(2 August 2016) The EIFL Core Library Exceptions Checklist sets out provisions that every copyright law should have to support library activities and services in the 21st century, such as lending, making an electronic copy of a journal article or book chapter for a user, providing library material for use in virtual learning environments, and […]


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Transforming libraries in Myanmar: The e-Library Myanmar Project

(23 July 2016)  Myat Sann Nyein who has been a librarian in Myanmar since 1985 describes the challenges and success of the e-Library Myanmar Project implemented by EIFL. It began with the universities of Yangon and Mandalay and now stands at seven partner universities. 166,000 students and 4,000 academic staff at these seven now have […]


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The ‘TU Darmstadt’ copyright case neatly explained

(11 July 2016) Participants at a recent EIFL webinar were treated by a leading lawyer involved in the ‘TU Darmstadt’ case to a concise analysis of the key issues decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning use of copyright protected works by a library. Over 90 people from 29 countries […]


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How to write a Data Management Plan

(5 July 2016) OpenAIRE and EUDAT are co-presenting this popular webinar which introduces researchers, data librarians, project coordinators and research officers to the process of writing Data Management Plans. In this webinar, Sarah Jones (DCC) and Marjan Grootveld (DANS) will talk you through what Horizon 2020 requires from a DMP. They will also discuss examples […]


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New Librarians’ Competency Profiles published

(13 June 2016) A Task Force chaired by EIFL has released two new librarians’ competency profiles that will help to build capacity in libraries for supporting new roles in the area of scholarly communication and e-research. The librarians’ competency profiles were released during the  ELPUB 2016 conference, which took place from 7 – 9 June […]


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First China ‘Fair Use Week’ a success

(9 June 2016) China’s first ‘Fair Use Week’ took place in Beijing City on 19-20 May 2016 with the theme ‘Copyright issues in information services’. The event was co-organized by the Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (LCAS), EIFL’s partner, and is one of four library-organized events in China in 2016. Fair use is […]


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