Presentation on theme: "Knowledge without boundaries www.eifl.net. Who we are EIFL is an international not- for-profit organisation dedicated to enabling access to knowledge."— Presentation transcript:
Knowledge without boundaries www.eifl.net
Who we are EIFL is an international not- for-profit organisation dedicated to enabling access to knowledge through libraries in more than 60 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Core Initiatives Access to Knowledge for Education, Learning and Research –ensuring well-resourced libraries, modern ICT infrastructure and skilled staff to provide essential support to students and scholars. Access to Knowledge for Sustainable Community Development –transforming lives through innovative services in public libraries.
EIFL Programmes EIFL-Licensing EIFL-OA: open access EIFL-IP: copyright and libraries EIFL-FOSS: free and open source software EIFL-PLIP: Public Library Innovation Programme
EIFL-PLIP context Technology offers public libraries new opportunities to increase access to knowledge, helping to improve standards of living and transform lives. Yet, in most countries where the need is greatest, public libraries are under-resourced. EIFL supports public libraries to use technology creatively to develop innovative services to meet the needs of their communities.
PLIPs themes Use of ICT for innovative community services focused on: Children and youth at risk Agriculture Health Employment and job creation … open government
EIFL-PLIP in action… 1.Grant support (projects, actions, awards, research) 2.Capacity building (impact assessment & advocacy skills) 3.Sharing our learning so libraries can replicate and adapt successful services
PLIP projects 39 new public library services in 23 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Community Impact Library uses ICT to connect 201 isolated Chilean farmers to government support and services. 21 rural libraries provide first talking books for visually impaired people in Mongolia.
Community Impact 1,600 health-workers in Kenya learn online research skills through library e-health service. 43 traditional artists learn modern digital design skills in Nepal.
Community impact Zambian street children acquire computer-based literacy in their library. Serbia librarys online market increases farmers fruit, livestock and dairy sales.
Innovation Awards Economic Well-being and Health awards closed Social Inclusion and Open Government calls for innovation awards coming soon
Research and advocacy Study of perceptions of public libraries in 6 African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe) Awareness raising and advocacy groups building on the results in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda
Knowledge sharing Programme workshops. National and regional General Assembly. Annual global meeting of all EIFL countries Country visits and workshops Papers and Presentations. National and international meetings Public relations. Press releases and success stories from countries