National Science
Library of CAS
China
Dr. Li-Ping Ku (Alan Ku)
[email protected]
Achievements
(1) SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access
Publishing in Particle Physics) started on 1.1.2014
http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2013/12/open-access-publishing-initiative-scoap3-start-1-january-2014
(2) National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Policy
Statement on Open Access (OA) to Research Publications from
Its Funded Projects 15.5.2014
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/zengyan/My%20Documents/Downloads/140515-nsfc_oa_policy_english.pdf
(3) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Policy Statement on
OA to Articles from Publicly Funded Scientific Research Projects
15.5.2014 http://english.cas.cn/Ne/CASE/201405/P020140516548023313654.pdf
China
National Science Library of CAS
Achievements
(4) 3rd Annual Meeting of the Global Research
Council (GRC) (26-28 May 2014, Beijing)
http://www.globalresearchcouncil.org/grc-annual-global-meeting-2014-summary
http://www.globalresearchcouncil.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/HE_Li_Keqiang-GRC_2014.pdf
(5) China Open Access Week (20-21 Oct, Beijing)
(6) China IR Conference (3-6 Nov, Xiamen City)
China
National Science Library of CAS
Why it was done…
http://uksg.metapress.com/content/p4t2157824453387/fulltext.html
(1) To promote deposit of public research results
(2) To develop OA institutional repositories (IRs) in CAS institutes
(3) To support CAS authors to publish in OA journals
(4) To support transformation to open access of journals published
by CAS institutes
(5)To promote and support OA initiatives & policies by research
funders
Challenge
(1) Under NSFC’s OA policy, for STM materials in green OA , the
embargo period is 12 months. Earlier open access should be
provided if the publisher allows.
(2) NSL of CAS proposal: (1) Policy recommendation to fund
academic articles to open publication; (2) Selection guideline to
fund open access journals; (3) Fund requirement detail for CAS
authors to publish academic articles in open access.
China
National Science Library of CAS
Fiji National Consortium of
Libraries
Fiji
chaminda Jayasundara
[email protected]
Achievement
• All 10 member libraries in the consortium are happy about the
progress of consortium and its activities including related activities
such as training workshops, etc.
• No additional member library registered in 2014.
• We conducted training workshops such as Grant proposal writing,
Plagiarism detection, Refwork etc.
• All 3 university libraries do have all most all important e-resources.
e.g FNU library do have 32 commercially available electronic
databases which include more than 35,000 e-journals.
• Libraries in the countries around the South Pacific expressed their
willingness to be members of our consortium, and now we are
exploring the possibility of accommodation with EIFL.
Fiji
Fiji National Consortium of Libraries
How it was done…
 We conducted training programmes in areas
such as grant proposal writing, plagiarism
detection etc.
 Delegates from educational institutions in other
South
Pacific
countries
attended
functions/trainings organised by Fiji National
Uuniversity (FNU).
 Thus, we had a chance to explain our services
and programmes so that they expressed their
great willingness to join the consortium and get
the same benefits.
Fiji
Fiji National Consortium of Libraries
Challenge
• Consortium to be expanded towards other South Pacific
countries headed for a regional consortium
• Do you have experience of this or advice to give?
• EIFL to negotiate more required databases for libraries e.g.
IEEE, ScienceDirect etc.
• Comparison of benefits gained through EIFL with other similar
services
• Any comparisons available?
Fiji
Fiji National Consortium of Libraries
Maldives Library
Consortium
Maldives
Adam Shahid
[email protected]
Achievement
• A two-day, EIFL Consortium Building and
Licensing workshop was held from 22-23
September 2014 attended by 35 participants
• Participants very enthusiastic about creating
an EIFL consortium in the Maldives
• Created a mission and vision for the
consortium as a first step.
Maldives
Maldives Library Consortium
How it was done…
• Workshop organized by a taskforce from
NLM supported by EIFL
• Expert speaker Dr. Buhle Thata (UNISA)
and Local speakers
Maldives
Maldives Library Consortium
Challenge
• Cost
• Pay for E-resources fees
• Raise membership fees
• How to maintain effective communication?
• Staff turnover
Maldives
Maldives Library Consortium
EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project
Myanmar
Myat Sann Nyein
eLibrary Myanmar Project Coordinator, Yangon
[email protected]
Context
Achievement
•Myanmar is emerging from decades
of isolation – many challenges, many
opportunities
•Huge increase in skills, capacity and
confidence of librarians e.g.
•Population c.51.5m, 154 universities
run by 13 Ministries
•Myanmar is EIFL Project Country –
no library consortium…yet!
•EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project
(www.eifl.net/elibrarymyanmar) was
launched in December 2013
•Main aim is to increase availability
and usage of e-resources in teaching
and learning in order to promote
educational change
•Current partners are Yangon
University and Mandalay University, 4
more about to join
Myanmar
• They now give subjectfocus
presentations/hands-on
training to faculty and
students
• They post regularly on
new Library Facebook
pages (Yangon
University Library - over
2,500 friends since
May!)
• Excellent usage
stats
• Increased profile for library
• Project is catalyst for change e.g.
• Investment by universities in
technological infrastructure (new fiber
internet lines, computers, laptops etc)
• Librarians now learning English!
EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project
How it was done…
• Training for librarians
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Interviewed librarians to identify those with aptitude to
become trainers (advanced group)
Training provided to all library staff – everything from how to
use email to how to search e-resources
Additional training for advanced group of librarians – including
advanced search/information literacy skills, presentation
skills, importance of building close links with faculty, how to
use Facebook to communicate with users
• Training for faculty and students
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2 x half-day training sessions provided to faculty/students in
every department – 20 in Yangon, 19 in Mandalay
Advanced librarians gave presentations and provided handson support during the sessions
• General awareness-raising/advocacy
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Facebook pages set up and managed by librarians who are
now posting regularly about e-resources, training etc
Head Librarians now have confidence to raise issues with
University Rectors direct – results include new computer
equipment, improved bandwidth, air conditioning units etc
Myanmar
EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project
Challenges
Advice needed
•There are many challenges e.g.
• How can we help to
raise the status of
libraries and librarians?
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Low bandwidth (but no internet at all until very
recently!)
Difficult for institutions to get static IP addresses
Unreliable electricity supply
Rote learning has been the norm for decades
Librarians and faculty have poor IT, English
language and information literacy skills
Librarians have traditionally had low status
Very low funding for libraries (average library budget
is less than US$6K per annum)
No library consortium
Over 150 universities run by 13 different Ministries
• How can we help
librarians to advocate for
increased funding?
• How can we address IT
infrastructure issues?
• How do we start to build
a library consortium?
•But levels of enthusiasm, and desire for
change, are high…
•…and a great deal has been achieved
through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project
over the last 11 months
Myanmar
EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project
Nepal Library and
Information Consortium
(NeLIC)
Nepal
Jagadish Aryal
Librarian
Social Science Baha
Battisputali, Kathmandu
Email: [email protected]
Achievement
• Submission of a proposal to UNESCO’s Participation
Programme for a sub-regional seminar in Nepal in 2015
(August 2014)
• Proposed by EIFL in cooperation with Nepal Library and
Information Consortium (NeLIC)
• “Enabling Universal Access and Preservation of
Knowledge through Libraries: copyright matters” copyright for librarians and implementation of the
Marrakesh Treaty
• Librarians in Nepal have had no copyright training so far
Nepal
NeLIC
How it was done…
Proposal submitted to UNESCO by EIFL that
has official relations with UNESCO, in
partnership with NeLIC.
Teresa, EIFL-IP
Manager drafted
proposal and
coordinated with all
stakeholders.
Myself, representing
NeLIC as local host,
coordinated with all
concerned in Nepal &
advised on the
programme.
Nepal
Title of project: Enabling universal access and
preservation of knowledge through libraries:
copyright matters. Sub-regional seminar in cooperation
with the Nepal Library and Information Consortium
Place of implementation: Katmandu, Nepal
Commencement date: 1 January 2015
Termination date: 31 December 2015
Number of beneficiaries: 56 (1 Maldives
+2 Myanmar+ 1 Kyrgyzgstan+ 52 Nepal)
Requested budget: $18,000
NeLIC
Challenge
• It was challenging to get the required letters of support
from UNESCO National Commissions (but we did it) Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal National
Commission for UNESCO
• Coordination with various stakeholders
• Budget estimation
Advice
• Be on the look-out for national/regional funding
opportunities
• Know local UNESCO offices/other funders
• Suggest any joint funding opportunities to EIFL
Million dollar question: was the proposal successful?
All will be revealed at the GA!!
Nepal
Thank You!
NeLIC
EIFL-Thailand
Thailand
Soeythip Sukul
[email protected]
Achievement - 2014
Over 3000 Global
Virtual Newspapers
& Magazines are
now provided
country-wide
through Public
Library network.
Thailand
EIFL-Thailand
How it was done
◊ Propose
◊ Trial & Training
◊ Member Sharing
Thailand
EIFL-Thailand
Challenges
  Language burden : Communication
have to be in local language.
  Technical assistant: are needed in all
libraries except large universities.
  Budget: tight ~ zero
  EIFL-Thailand +5
+ Libraries
+ Library Consortiums
+ Faculties + Government Agencies
+ Publishers
Thailand
EIFL-Thailand
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