Copyright & A2K Issues - 8 July 2019

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:  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at:   or email only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST)  


Intellectual Property:

Getting the Right Measures: How Copyright Exceptions and Limitations are an Essential Ingredient for Successful Library Systems

WIPO Accused of Bias toward Copyright Holders in Regional Meetings

Outcomes of the second WIPO regional seminar: #Copyright4Libraries in the African Region


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

The Future of Open Access Books

Paywalls block scientific progress. Research should be open to everyone [The Guardian]

Exploring Open Access Book usage


Nine Million Books and Eleven Million Citations: A Study of Book-Based Scholarly Communication Using OpenCitations

Engaging Researchers With the World's First Scholarly Arts Repositories: Ten Years After the UK's Kultur Project

COAlition S- Accelerating the transition to full and immediate Open Access to scientific publications

Researchers reject APC-based OA publishing as promoted by Plan S

Do Authors Deposit on Time? Tracking Open Access Policy Compliance

Open Access Meets Discoverability: Citations to Articles Posted to

An Institutional Perspective to Rescue Scholarly Orphans

Negotiating with scholarly journal publishers - A toolkit from the University of California

The war to free science

Guest Post: Do Authors Have Any Power Over Publishers?

ACRL releases 'Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future'



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