Intellectual Property:

New South African IP Policy Receives Initial Positive Reactions

South Africa Draft Policy on Intellectual Property rejects giving ownership interest in copyrighted works to broadcasters

DTI’s draft IP policy lays foundation to prevent abusive patenting

Internet Society Issues Paper on Intellectual Property on the Internet


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

UK Draft secondary legislation to regulate collecting societies – call for comments

Innovating Pedagogy 2 013 : Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers

Government mistaken in focusing on Gold as route to full open access, says Committee (UK)

A major new report calls on the UK to improve its "mistaken" OA policy (Sept 2013).

UK House of Commons, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee  - Open Access Report (Sept 2013)

Tectonic movements toward OA in the UK and Europe

Open Data Policy Guidelines – Sunshine Foundation

The Swedish Model: Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ebook Lending


Conference Alerts/Call for papers:

Stellenbosch University 13th Annual Library Symposium:

Theme:  X-plore • X-pand • X-ceed: ensuring dynamic academic libraries for the future

14-15 November 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa


8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2014,

10-12 March 2014 – Valencia, Spain