Please note:  I will be on leave from 14 December 2012 until 7 January 2013.  There will be no newsletters during this time.   I hope you have found this newsletter helpful.  If you have any positive feedback, please email  

I wish you a wonderful Christmas/festive season and hope you have a great New Year.  Kind regards, Denise


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Most Read Articles in November 2012  (IFLA Journal)

African Portal

Open Access Research Can Save Lives

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science (Vol 78, No 1 (2012))(OA)

Wits Commits to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access (photos, presentations)

Finch access plan unlikely to fly across the Atlantic

The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

Open access to knowledge will boost Africa’s development

Planting the green seeds for a golden harvest: Comments and clarifications on “Going for Gold”

Maximising the Impacts of Your Research: A Handbook for Social Scientists: Consultation Draft 3. MAXIMIZING THE IMPACTS OF YOUR


Digital Curation:

Comparison of Curation Platforms


Internet, Mobile Technologies & Social Media

The End of the Smartphone Era is Coming

Top 20 Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

The New Wave Report (South Africa)

Global Internet User Survey Reveals Attitudes, Usage and Behavior

Wikimedia Strategic Plan February 2011 - A collaborative vision for the movement through 2015