Copyright & A2K Issues - 1 December 2020

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Copyright, Open Access & Scholarly Publishing Webinars (December 2020)

  1. Webinar on Copyright, Open Source, Predatory Publishing, Access for People with Disabilities and Creators, etc.   4th and 7th December 2020
  2. Webinar on “Challenging Questionable Publication Practices: Strategies and Solutions” – 10th December 2020

For information and registration - see: https://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/webinars

 

Intellectual Property

COVID-19 prompts calls for library-friendly copyright laws

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=2020112313502493

US: Archivists’ Victory over Overbroad Copyright Claim

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/11/25/us-archivists-victory-over-overbroad-copyright-claim

Copyright Limits and Learning: Lessons from The Covid-19 Quarantine

http://infojustice.org/archives/42825

Balanced Copyright in RCEP

http://infojustice.org/archives/42796

Wealthy countries block COVID-19 drugs rights waiver at WTO – sources

https://reut.rs/3ltT4J6

Over 100 civil society organisations call on the European Parliament to support COVID-19 WTO waiver proposal

https://bit.ly/3muDOgn

15 Years and a Pandemic Later: Are We There Yet?

http://infojustice.org/archives/42806

A Doha Declaration for Covid-19? Professor Calls for Positive Agenda at WIPO SCCR

http://infojustice.org/archives/42808

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Good News: Academics Can Make Their Articles Published In Top Journal Nature Freely Available As Open Access. Bad News: They Must Pay $11,000 For Each One

https://bit.ly/37twbkl

How Controlled Digital Lending Makes an Entire College Library Available to Everyone Everywhere

https://bit.ly/33y546m

The Potential Role of Open Data In Mitigating The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges And Opportunities

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20201029.94898/full/

New EU open peer review system stirs debate

https://sciencebusiness.net/framework-programmes/news/new-eu-open-peer-review-system-stirs-debate

Fiddle: a tool to combat publication bias by getting research out of the file drawer and into the scientific community

https://portlandpress.com/clinsci/article-pdf/134/20/2729/896052/cs-2020-1125.pdf

Guided Open Access

https://www.nature.com/nature-research/open-access/guided-open-access

Gold Open Access research has greater societal impact as used more outside of academia

https://bit.ly/3oesllC

The State of Open Data 2020

https://digitalscience.figshare.com/articles/report/The_State_of_Open_Data_2020/13227875

New project to review progress on transformative Open Access agreements between library consortia and smaller independent publishers

https://bit.ly/3oat1Zi

Openness and Licensing

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-02986892/document

Creative Commons Certificate for Educators and Librarians

https://certificates.creativecommons.org/cccertedu/chapter/1-what-is-creative-commons/

Open Science Training Book

https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/content/open-science-training-handbook

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