Intellectual Property:

We Have a Treaty  - Now What?

DALRO’s response to the Marrakesh Treaty

NGOs set record straight on EU press release on LDC TRIPS extension

Japan is considering extending copyright terms to 70 years after author’s death


Traditional Knowledge:

WIPO Scrounges For Funds For Indigenous Participants In Key Treaty Negotiations


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Improved open access research platform launched (Scielo-SA)

On Data Management and Open Research

Danny Kingsley on State of Open Access

Richard Poynder : Open Access Interviews

Altmetric booklets


Open Educational Resources:

OER Toolkit

Smart History OERs

OER University (wiki)

Things you should know about OERs

OERs by Topic


Conference alerts:

Google In Education – South Africa Summit

26-27 September 2013 –

Parklands College, Cape Town, South Africa


ETD 2013 - 16th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Sep 23 – 26, 2013 - Hong Kong -

 A limited number of scholarships available:


LIASA Annual Conference

8 – 11 October 2013, Cape Town, South Africa


Open Access and Research Conference

30 October – 1 November 2013 – Brisbane, Australia