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WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR) – 36th Session, Geneva 28 May to 1 June 2018
Draft Action Plans on Limitations and Exceptions through SCCR/39 (2nd meeting in 2019)
Who owns the copyright in scans of public domain works?
Issue Brief The General Data Protection Regulation: What Does It Mean for Libraries Worldwide?
How much do we know about notice-and-takedown? New study tracks YouTube removals
Google Images’ ‘View Image’ Button and Copyright Infringement
OPEN ACCESS, A2K & SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION:
Scientific journals are (still) getting (more) expensive (than ever)
Open access megajournals: The publisher perspective (Part 1: Motivations)
Open access megajournals: The publisher perspective (Part 2: Operational realities)
Open textbook “Fundamentals of Business” surpasses 100,000 downloads
The science that’s never been cited
Has Google Become a Journal Publisher?
PREDATORY PUBLISHING/BOGUS CONFERENCES:
Avoid Fake Conferences
What are ‘predatory’ conferences and how can I avoid them?
Think Check Submit - The checklist that helps you choose a reliable journal
UGC removes 4,305 journals from White list, including the Lancet Public Health
Journal Evaluation Tool
OPEN SCIENCE/OPEN DATA:
Open Science Goes Mainstream, As Acquisitions of Open Source Platforms Based on Open Access and Collaboration Make Headlines
Protecting data and opening data
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY / PLAGIARISM:
Academic Integrity / Ethics
Plagiarism, Citation and Referencing Styles
Digital Tools & Uses Congress
3 - 5 October 2018 – Paris, France
19th LIASA Annual Conference
8-12 October 2018 - Cape Town, South Africa