A Right to Read campaign established in Nepal‎

(21 September 2015) On 3-4 September 2015, EIFL co-organized the first seminar in Nepal dedicated to library copyright issues, in cooperation with the Nepal Library and Information Consortium (NeLIC). The sub-regional seminar provided an introduction to copyright and the copyright system, as well as library provisions in the copyright law of Nepal and other countries.

It focused on three important areas: the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities, the development of open educational resources (OERs), and long-term preservation of knowledge.

The level of interest was high as 85 participants from a variety of education, special and public libraries in Nepal learnt how the national and international copyright system works, debated issues such as digital copyright, and discussed challenges that libraries in Nepal face when providing access to learning materials for their users. For example, students often need printed copies of electronic resources because of power cuts that can last up to twelve hours a day.

The seminar programme is available here. Seminar photos can be viewed here.

Read the announcement in full here.