Outcomes of the eIFL General Assembly
On June 25 – 28, meetings of the eIFL General Assembly took place at the National Library of Belarus. Read more...
Events of the eIFL General Assembly
On June 25 – 28, meetings of the eIFL General Assembly take place at the National Library of Belarus. Read more...
On June 25-28, 2011, meetings of the eIFL General Assembly are held at the National Library of Belarus.
The eIFL Consortium (Electronic Information for Libraries) is the nonprofit international organization consolidating library consortiums in more than 45 countries of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe, the former USSR, Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia. Its major tasks are promotion of knowledge sharing on the global scale, building of continuing education network, and also promotion of national library consortiums.
The Belarusian Council of Libraries for Information Interaction at the National Library of Belarus (BelCoLib) is the eIFL full member since 2009. The Council represents the interests of different Belarusian libraries in the filed of acquisition and use of electronic information resources, intellectual property for library activities, development and distribution of open access information resources and open code software. Establishment and functioning of the NLB virtual reading room is one of the results of the Council’s activities.
Meetings of the eIFL General Assembly are held annually and each time in a different country. In 2011, the meetings take place in Belarus to gather more than 90 representatives of consortiums – the eIFL members and major aggregators and providers of electronic information resources.
The questions of open access policy; overcoming of obstacles in using electronic resources; integrated access to electronic information resources; copyright in the context of international politics, as well as negotiations with aggregators and providers of electronic information resources are on the meetings 2011 agenda.
A seminar-consultation «Open access resources in the context of the new redaction of the Law “On copyright and allied rights”» initiated by the Belarusian Council of Libraries for Information Interaction was held on 24 May.
The seminar which took place in the National Library of Belarus (NLB) had gathered representatives of Belarusian university libraries. The basic innovations suggested by the library community and reflected in the new redaction of the Law “On copyright and allied rights” were considered at the meeting.
It was noted that, within the framework of adopted changes in the new redaction of the Law, fundamentally new methods of development of corporate electronic information resources had appeared. Participants of the meeting considered the NLB’s draft copyright treaty on transfer of non-exclusive right to gratuitous use of author’s works.
Different algorithms of cooperation for optimization and corporate selling of the currently developed electronic resource of national dissertations were discussed. A particular attention was paid to contractual work with authors in the development of the resource.
Mr. V.I. Brichkovsky, National Coordinator of the Republic of Belarus at the international consortium ЕIFL, delivered a report “Development of open access resources in the Republic of Belarus”.
It was noted that the corporate resource of dissertations is one of the important components of open access scientific and educational resources in the Republic of Belarus.
Participants of the event exchanged their views on possible ways of corporate interaction between Belarusian university libraries.
24 February, 2011: the 6th meeting of the Belarusian Council of Libraries for Information Interaction took place at the National Library of Belarus (NLB).
Representatives of republican and regional libraries took part in the event. NLB Director and Chairman of the Council R.S. Motulsky and NLB Deputy Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee T.V. Kuzminich delivered their reports.
At the meeting participants considered the questions as follow:
The Council members adopted the resolutions as follow: