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16 Feb 2017
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Fifteen years ago, the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) launched a worldwide campaign for open access to all new peer ­reviewed research. There has been a tremendous progress, but we still have work to do to achieve the BOAI vision of a world in which published research in all academic fields (...)
10 Aug 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma reflects on the state of open access in Kenya, and points to new research that finds more work is needed to encourage use of OA institutional repositories. Nairobi Innovation Week 2016 (1-5 August) provided an excellent opportunity to reflect on open (...)
20 Jun 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, Iryna Kuchma, shares a checklist for fine-tuning open access repositories that are built with DSpace software. The checklist is drawn from a series of seven webinars organized by EIFL, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, United Kingdom) and Stellenbosch (...)
31 Mar 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma recently returned from Myanmar where EIFL, in association with the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon, organized a series of seminars and meetings to finalize institutional open access policies and launch open access repositories. (...)
17 Mar 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
In 2014, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) issued open access policies to make their research openly available. These policies are producing results, and open access and open data are steadily growing in China. Open access to publications In (...)
10 Mar 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
2015 was a busy year for everyone involved in promoting open access (OA) in Serbia, but results were positive, says Milica Ševkušić, EIFL’s OA Country Coordinator in Serbia. Achievements that Serbia’s OA movement can be especially proud of include increases in the quality and quantity of OA content (...)
28 Jan 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Open access – the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of research results – is a powerful solution to the barriers that researchers in developing and transition economy countries face in accessing and sharing critical research that can improve people’s lives. In (...)