South Africa:  VAT on Digital Medial

VAT on digital media will contribute to South African Higher Education Libraries losing over 40% of their purchasing power


Intellectual Property:

Google Under Fire for Data Mining Students’ Emails

Discussion on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization at US Copyright Office, March 10-11, 2014

I ask Julan Huppert and David Willetts to formally investigaste Elsevier’s unacceptable Gold Open Access


Open Access, A2k & Scholarly Communication:

Commentary on Developing an Effective Market for Open Access Article Processing Charges

Costs and Benefits of Open Access: A Guide for Managers in Southern African Higher Education

Wiki Africa

Innovating to Help African Students Learn with Legal Affordable Textbooks

Wiley Introduces Altmetrics to its Open Access Journals


Open Educational Resources:

OERS and MOOCs – Untangling “Open”

OER & MOOCs: What’s the fuss? A review of Open Educational Resources & Massive Open Online Courses


Conference alerts:

Joint OA conference and the COAR Annual Meeting

21- 23, May, 2014 in Athens, Greece, at the Athens Acropolis Museum.


Digital Library Conference

31 March - 3 April 2014 - Ski & Wellness Residence Družba, Jasná