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EIFL was delighted to present the webinar (1 hour 18 min), ‘E-resources during COVID-19: copyright and licensing issues’, in cooperation with the Association of African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA).
The COVID-19 pandemic caused many African governments to issue directives for the closure of public spaces, including libraries. As a result, learning and information seeking are transitioning online like never before. But what happens to our physical libraries? How can the resources on library shelves still be used to provide information to user communities? These and other questions were addressed by speaker Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager. Teresa was joined by Kathy Matsikia, EIFL Copyright Coordinator in Zimbabwe, who talked about library advocacy in Africa for copyright law reform.
The webinar raised awareness of copyright and licensing issues in the shift to remote learning, and provided tools for librarians in Africa to help assess the resilience of their national copyright laws, and applicable e-resource licences, in meeting these new online needs. It was attended by more than 200 participants from 36 countries.
The webinar was moderated by Nthabiseng Kotsokoane.