Intellectual Property:

US Federal Appeals Court Rules Searchable Book Database Constitute Fair Use

My MPs say “You can ignore Elsevier’s TDM click-through API and we urge your library to do so too”


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Universities and Colleges using ITunes U

Open Book Publishers

Open access publisher brings scholarship to developing world

Publish and Profit Set to Perish

The Open Access Revolution

From the open road to the high seas? Piracy, damnation and resistance in academic consumption of publishing

How to Promote an Open Access Book

How to Promote an Open Access Book (pt. 1) – Networking

How to Promote an Open Access Book (pt. 2) – Abstracting & Indexing

How to Promote an Open Access Book (pt. 3) – Publishers’ Brand

What is Gold Open Access – useful links – What is it? (Alternative to Peer-review?)

How the DOI number increases the discoverability of your book or paper?

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication Resources


Conference alert:

IASA 2014 Annual Conference : Connecting Cultures: Content, Context and Collaboration

5-9 October 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa, 5-9 October 2014