Intellectual Property:

October 2012, LEH-Letter: Copyright, New Media Law & E-Commerce News


Public Domain Day

Public Domain Day (1st January each year)

EIFL Public Domain Day Webinar (November 2012)


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Government Launches Open Access Statement (Ireland)

Testing the Finch Hypothesis on Green OA Mandate Ineffectiveness

Mendeley’s Global Research Report

How publishers feather their nests on open access to public money

Open access in Africa – green and gold, the impact factor, ‘mainstream’ and ‘local’ research

The OA Interviews: Ian Gibson, former Chairman of the UK House of Commons Science & Technology Committee


Mobile Technologies & Social Media:

Pros and Cons: eReaders vs Textbooks


Conference Alert:

OpenAIRE Conference "Enlightenment in the Knowledge Society"

21-22 November 2012 - Göttingen State and University Library, Göttingen, Germany

Registration is free, and open at: