Copyright & A2K Issues - 1 November 2018

This is a free online international Information Service covering various topics, including copyright, plagiarism and other IP matters, Open Access, open publishing, open learning resources, institutional repositories, scholarly communication, digitization and library matters, mobile technologies, issues affecting access to knowledge (A2K), particularly in developing countries; WTO and WIPO treaties and matters; Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS Plus; useful websites, conference alerts, etc.  Archives are available at: http://www.africanlii.org/content/copyright-a2k-information.  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at: http://lists.wits.ac.za/mailman/listinfo/copyrightanda2kinfo   or email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST)  

 

Intellectual Property:

Fair Use in South Africa (video)

http://go2.mailengine1.com/click/fof6-uhlgw-gv3w6g-9p7ij5f4/

"Free is not fair" won't make authors richer, but fixing publishers' contracts will

https://boingboing.net/2018/10/21/lunch-money-for-bullies.html

The Cost of Accessing Academic Research is Way Too High. This Must Change.

http://infojustice.org/archives/40380

Effect of Open Access on Copyright Challenges and Library Budgets in Africa

Http://Infojustice.Org/Archives/40365

Warning on Proposed WIPO Broadcast Treaty

http://infojustice.org/archives/40371

Copyright, Online News Publishing and Aggregators: A Law and Economics Analysis of the EU Reform

http://infojustice.org/archives/40357

Global Copyright Reform Efforts – As Told by Libraries, Museums, and Archives

http://infojustice.org/archives/40375

Op-Ed: Library of Congress buries DRM obstructions to repair

http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/op-ed-library-of-congress-buries-drm-obstructions-to-repair/article/535584

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

South African universities shouldn’t be playing the global rankings game

https://theconversation.com/south-african-universities-shouldnt-be-playing-the-global-rankings-game-105221

Wits University Press announces Open Access Programme

http://witspress.co.za/news/open-access-books-from-wits-university-press/

Open Access Books published by Wits University Press

http://www.oapen.org/search?publisher=Wits%20University%20Press&smode=simple&style=

Bernard Rentier on Open Access: From Where? How? For What? And Where To?

http://eurodoc.net/news/2018/bernard-rentier-on-open-access-from-where-how-for-what-and-where-to

Open Access, Social Justice, and the Moral Imperative: Why OA Publishing Matters to WGS

https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1100&context=librarypubs

Open Access – a Look Back

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/10/22/open-access-a-look-back/?informz=1

Are Mirror Journals a Better Path to the Open Access Flip?

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/10/29/are-mirror-journals-a-better-path-to-the-open-access-flip/

Opening up access to knowledge

https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2018-10-26-opening-up-access-to-knowledge

Harvard Exempts Its Librarian-Scholars From the Work-For-Hire Doctrine

https://library.harvard.edu/about/news/2018-10-31/harvard-exempts-its-librarian-scholars-work-hire-doctrine

Why Do We Digitize? The Case for Slow Digitization - Archive Journal

http://www.archivejournal.net/essays/why-do-we-digitize-the-case-for-slow-digitization/

Flipping a journal to open access will boost its citation performance – but to what degree varies by publisher, field and rank

https://bit.ly/2P1nZBs

Libraries are about democracy, not just books

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/libraries-are-about-democracy-not-just-books-20181009-p508k7.html

UNESCO Recognizes  the Importance of Exceptions and Limitations

http://infojustice.org/archives/40360

UNESCO Preliminary Report of the Director-General on the draft Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002655/265554e.pdf

10 ways libraries can support the implementation of Plan S

file:///C:/Users/00658018/Downloads/LibrariesSupportPlanS.pdf

Deal on eLending in the Netherlands: Interview with the Dutch Public Library Association

https://www.ifla.org/node/91647

 

 

 

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