EIFL has been working in China since 2003. EIFL has been collaborating with the Library Network of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Through this partnership, we provided knowledge sharing and capacity building opportunities to libraries in China.
In China, EIFL has supported national open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in a number of open access repositories and open access journals in the country (which continue to grow). Through our work, the first open access research funder mandates in the country were adopted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) thereby opening their research output to the world.
We also provided a support service to librarians to raise awareness of library copyright issues, and to assist with copyright questions.