Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Saturday, February 05, 2005

New OA project from eIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is launching a new Open Access Project. From the website: 'As many of you know, eIFL has been working closely with OSI's Open Access Project for the past three years. We are pleased to announce that we have formalized this partnership and will launch the eIFL Open Access Program in 2005. Through this Program, a Call for Interest will be issued for those eIFL member countries which would like to promote Open Access more widely within their countries. The selected countries will work with eIFL to hold Open Access workshops similar to that held in South Africa last July. The workshops will then be followed with assistance in establishing institutional repositories at leading research institutions within the country. In addition, the guides and manuals which OSI has developed under its Open Access Project will be adapted for use in the eIFL countries. More details about the Program and the Call for Interest will be announced in February. The webpage will be fully operational soon.'