Copyright & A2K Issues - 20 February 2020

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 email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST)  

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Trump Might Do Something Genuinely Good for Science

https://bit.ly/2ud0r35

Rethinking the Journal Impact Factor and Publishing in the Digital Age

https://jcadonline.com/rethinking-digital-age/

Researchers call on EU institutions to ensure free circulation of scientific knowledge

file:///C:/Users/00658018/Downloads/feb-2020-joint-statement.pdf

Open Research Handbook: Introduction

https://libguides.reading.ac.uk/open-research/introduction

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (Wiley free resources)

https://novel-coronavirus.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

Eight publishers to reveal details of their cost base in new Plan S pilot

https://bit.ly/2P86oWv

Open Access Price Transparency

https://bit.ly/37K1NAf

Free eBooks (in the public domain)

https://snewd.com/ebooks/

Know Your Rights as an Author in Open Access Publications

https://bit.ly/2SG0az7

Mass resignations at Wiley journal over academic independence

https://bit.ly/2V9ianc

Why Bruce Perens Is Proposing ‘Coherent Open Source’

https://thenewstack.io/why-bruce-perens-is-proposing-coherent-open-source/

ACM’s New Open Access Agreements: A Q&A with Scott Delman

https://bit.ly/2HBm00m

Guest Post — An Update to OhioLINK’s Affordable Textbooks Initiative

https://bit.ly/2HBMlLV

Advancing Research Data Management

https://www.cesaer.org/news/advancing-research-data-management-456/

3D Printing is Changing the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV8zPtqOyqg

Guest Post: A Plea for Fairer Sharing of the True Costs of Publication

https://bit.ly/2v0Hpxo

Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet

https://bit.ly/2v01x2F

 

Open Data:

The risks of not sharing data are greater than the costs

https://bit.ly/2SXTlbi

Recommended Data Repositories

https://www.nature.com/sdata/policies/repositories

Open Data Repositories: Current risks and opportunities

https://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/24273/32074

Rutgers, Google Partnership To Provide Online Access to 190,000 Books

https://bit.ly/2HGw6gA

 

Conference alerts:

Open Repositories 2020

1-4 June 2020 – Stellenbosch, South Africa

https://or2020.sun.ac.za/

 

IFLA Conference

15-21 August 2020 – Dublin, Ireland

https://2020.ifla.org/

 

Call for presentations - Collaborate, Connect, Transform: A partnership of world experts in media and audiovisual archives”

2020 IASA - FIAT/IFTA conference

26-29 October 2020, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland

http://www.fiat-iasa-2020.org/call-presentations

 

 

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