EIFL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding signifying a newpartnership with LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries) – the main network for research libraries in Europe.
EIFL and LIBER share objectives in promoting access to knowledge for education, learning and research. Special interest areas for both organizations are in the fields of enhancing access to digital collections in higher education, open access, research data management and copyright. EIFL currently works with LIBER on EU projects FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA, and on a joint task force assessing library skills needed for scholarly communication and e-research.
In the new partnership, EIFL and LIBER will enhance cooperation on important initiatives to the European Commission and will work together to advocate on areas of special interest.
Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) is an international not-for-profit organization that works with libraries in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development.
Founded in 1971, LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries) has grown steadily to include more than 400 national, university and other libraries from over 40 countries. Together they work to represent the interests of European research libraries, their universities and their researchers in several key areas such as Copyright and Open Access.