EIFL is an abbreviation of the English project name “Electronic Information for Libraries” – Electronic Information for Libraries.
EIFL project development history :
1999 – The Open Society Institute (OSI) initiated this project;
1999-2000 – the elFL project is mainly coordinated by OSI;
2001 – Project coordination moves from OSI to the local library community and local information consortia are created.
The creation of local consortia is one of the most important areas of the project. Thanks to this, the project involves the participants who are directly involved in the development of information resources of their countries,
Basic principles of elFL :
Providing access to information as a necessary condition in the process of education and scientific research, which has a direct impact on the positive development of society;
Providing libraries with the ability to negotiate and acquire information resources , which will provide developing countries and countries in transition with the financial capacity for sustainable access to electronic information;
Providing the population of these countries with opportunities for equal access to information around the world. The elFL project aims to level the existing situation.
EIFL project participants
More than 40 countries of the world with a total population of more than 800 million people are already participating in the project. In the future, it will expand to 70 countries.
Project participants: academic, research, national, public, parliamentary libraries and NGOs that provide the public with non-commercial access to information,
To date, more than 2,250 libraries and other organizations are registered, and they have jointly carried out more than 4 million research projects, and this figure continues to increase.