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1 electronic Information for Libraries Iryna Kuchma, eIFL Open Access Program Manager, Presented at Using Open Access Models for Science Dissemination, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, 10 July 2008

2 Mission of Enabling access to knowledge through libraries in developing and transition countries

3 Countries 48 Member countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Kosova, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

4 programs 1.Open access publishing and the building of institutional repositories of local content 2.Advocacy for access to knowledge: copyright and libraries 3.Promoting free and open source software for libraries 4.1+1=More and better. The benefits of library consortia 5.Advocating for affordable and fair access to commercially produced scholarly resources 6.Promoting a culture of cooperation: knowledge and information sharing

5 eIFL-OA eIFL-OA seeks to enhance access to research, thereby accelerating innovation and economic development in the countries participating in the eIFL network eIFL-OA Program builds networks of Open Access repositories, Open Access journals, Open Access education materials; provides training and advice on Open Access policies and practices; empowers library professionals, scientists and scholars, educators and students to become open access advocates.

6 eIFL-OA Fast Facts: 280 Open Access journals in eIFL countries 94 open repositories in the eIFL demonstrator ( ) + 32 open repositories in progress 20% growth in number of open repositories in eIFL countries in Open Access awareness-raising workshops and Institutional repository trainings (conducted and planned)

7 eIFL-IP Advocacy for access to knowledge eIFL-IP seeks to maximize access to knowledge for education, research and civil society through fair and balanced copyright laws that take into account the needs of libraries and students, researchers and professionals who depend on library services to advance their education, careers and life chances.

8 eIFL-IP Fast Facts 200+ librarians from 55 countries trained in protecting access to knowledge 45 specialist trained copyright librarians in the eIFL network 4 eIFL-IP regional and global copyright training events since 2005 How do *you* say Access to Knowledge in 63 languages? 19 key UN WIPO committee meetings attended and 20+ interventions made on behalf of libraries in developing and transition countries

9 eIFL-FOSS Promoting free and open source software for libraries FOSS Definition: Access to the source code is ensured and there is free redistribution of the program permission to modify the software and create derived works distributable under the same licence under which the software was received ……

10 eIFL-FOSS FOSS enables libraries to maximize access to knowledge through localization of user interfaces, feature modification to meet local needs, and the absence of licence fees that drain scarce resources. eIFL FOSS facilitates engagement with FOSS development and user communities and carries out projects for FOSS capacity building.

11 eIFL-FOSS Open Source Software is flexible and sometimes superior to propriety solutions. Most importantly, it stimulates local innovation and transfer of knowledge by providing Palestinian software developers with the opportunity to contribute to the global OSS community, as well as OSS systems and applications, Dr. Ghanem, OSS expert at University of Birzeit responsible for the migration of a computer network to OSS at the Main Library, a recent award winning story on the UNESCO Information For All Programme Success.Stories platform.

12 Model Strong library consortia or cooperative groups One partner per country A national consortium or an umbrella of regional consortia All poor, developing and transition countries can join Capacity building with country communities - librarians, users from academia and research, their funders and policy makers, other networks Vibrant 2-way communication through country coordinators Encouraging of networking and information exchange at all levels and in all topics Menu of services that can be taken up according to local needs and level of development Transparent negotiations Program needs of countries drive menu of activities Advocacy and impact assessment for, on behalf of and with countries

13 eIFL-FOSS Raise awareness and understanding of FOSS Advocacy for the use of free and open source software in libraries Facilitate engagement with FOSS development communities world-wide Undertake projects of special significance to members Koha and Evergreen pilot implementations Develop project documentation Greenstone pilot implementation in Southern Africa Create a network of FOSS country coordinators Create a technical support network

14 1+1=More and better Fast Facts 4,200 participating libraries serving 800 million people 48 national library consortia partnerships 33 grants awarded to national library consortia for consortium development 40+ national and regional workshops on consortium building and development 500 training sessions on average each year in the eIFL network 6,000 librarians and 12,000 end users trained

15 licensing 19 databases and 33,300 e-journals accessed at highly discounted rates or freely covering science, technology and medicine and social sciences and humanities 9 publisher offers currently under negotiation 95% overall savings in e-resources license costs $135 million estimated savings by members every year through eIFL licences 40+ national and regional workshops on electronic resources licensing 142% increase in the number of full-text articles downloaded by library users to 2.6 million a year in

16 Building library consortia We believe in the benefits of cooperating in a consortium To do together what we can not do on our own Sharing resources and expertise Stronger in numbers More power in negotiations Stronger voice in lobbying and advocacy Consortia at various stages in the network

17 Partners Many experts from all over the world are involved as advisors, resource persons, trainers, thought-partners IFLA (different sections) Institutions: SURF (Netherlands), JISC (UK), SPARC, ARL, and many individual institutions and individuals Google Linking of union catalogues Creation of union catalogues Digitisation of journals (eIFL just launching new study about digitisation in countries)

18 Learning and knowledge sharing Website - rich content, interactive, current –Sections for all programs, news, members-only site with statistics, publishers info, resources Bi-monthly newsletter with large circulation Mailing lists: for programs and regions National and regional program workshops (500 training events in 2006) Annual global General Assembly of all countries Country visits Papers at national and international meetings Public relations –Press releases –Success stories from countries

19 Governance is registered as a not-for-profit in the Netherlands, with a legal address in SURF (the Dutch network of academic libraries) Management board trustees Advisory board elected from and by member countries Managing director and program assistant in small office in Rome Team of program managers

20 The team Rima Kupryte - managing director Isabel Bernal - program assistant Iryna Kuchma – Open Access (Ukraine) Susan Veldsman - e-resources (South Africa) Teresa Hackett - IP (Ireland) Randy Metcalfe + Tigran Zagaryan - FOSS (Canada and Armenia) Monika Segbert - consortium building, new countries (member of the management board, Germany) Andrius Krisciunas - webmaster (Lithuania)

21 Funding Funding for projects from foundations, agencies, private funders –Ford, McArthur, OSI foundations –EU-Tempus –UNESCCO –Koha foundation Participation fee from each country (?) Sponsorship of the GA by publishers In-country funding from ministries, consortia members - funding sources vary by country Budget about 1m per year

22 Relationship with country Memorandum of Understanding General Terms of Reference for country coordinator Special terms for –IP coordinator –FOSS coordinator –OA coordinator Constant two-way communication flow Country members on the advisory board and in task forces

23 eIFL impact Increased visibility and accessibility of local content: a growing number of open repositories and Open Access journals Increased awareness of IP issues and FOSS solutions: networks of empowered country coordinators; strong presence in international fora; partnering with like- minded communities in developed countries; Harnessing of cost-effective ICT solutions: FOSS for IRs, old PCs and other library applications; partnering with google; V-Sat in Malawi; Thus: support to research and education, sustainability of access, modernisation of library and information services, advocacy and movements of open access, open source solutions, fair user rights…..

24 eIFL impact Vibrant networked learning and knowledge sharing: more communication in more events and mailing lists, country communities are networked Financial and legal barriers for equitable access to e- resources are lowered: a growing number of transition and developing countries partake in and a growing number of publishers partner with us Take-up of licenses is increasing: the amounts of savings per country are considerable Scaling up the capacity in countries in all areas: 500 training events in 2006

25 eIFL-OA BULGARIA Name: Radostina Todorova Organisation: New Bulgarian University Library rtodorova consortium: Bulgarian Information Consortium (BIC)Bulgarian Information Consortium (BIC

26 eIFL-OA GHANA Name: Justice Appoh kwameappoh consortium: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH)Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH)

27 eIFL-OA KENYA Name: Agatha Kabugu Organisation: University of Nairobi akabugu; akabugu consortium: Kenya Libraries and Information Consortium (KLISC)Kenya Libraries and Information Consortium (KLISC)

28 eIFL-OA MALAWI Name: Kondwani Wella consortium: Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO)Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO)

29 eIFL-OA NIGERIA Name: Ezra Shiloba Gbaje Organisation: Ahmadu Bello University shiloba consortium: Nigerian University Libraries Consortium (NULIB)

30 eIFL Mongolian Consortium of Libraries (MCL) Palestinian Library and Information Consortium (PALICO) Palestinian Library and Information Consortium (PALICO) Library of Alexandria Center of Excellence for Jordanian Public University Libraries (CoE for JoPULs) Center of Excellence for Jordanian Public University Libraries (CoE for JoPULs) Ethiopia

31 New countries With contacts: Algeria, Uganda, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Cuba, Rwanda, Madagascar, Pakistan, Phillippines, India Countries with no contact: Central African Republic, Togo

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