Intellectual Property:

The DTI Budget Vote Address delivered by Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, 22 July 2014 (see mention of plans for copyright amendments)

Namibia To Regulate Access To Genetic Resources

Publisher’s copyright move could limit use of research

Understanding copyright and its use today

If a Monkey Takes a Photograph, Who Has The Copyright?

Global Coalition of Access to Research, Science and Education Organizations Calls on STM to Withdraw New Model Licenses


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Publishing and University Libraries. Plus ca change ?

The decline of science: why we are publishing too many papers

How-to guide to using web automation tools to collate impact evidence from social media.

A milestone for public access to research (USA)

DOE: The Importance of Requiring Institutional Repository Deposit Immediately Upon Acceptance for Publication

Scientists’ motivations for open access publishing

Books and Publishing in South Africa: A publisher’s journey to tech and back

Cracking the Vault: A Look Inside the Open Science Movement

Open Repositories 2014 (Presentations)

School of Open Africa to launch in September 2014

A Current Snapshot of Institutional Repositories: Growth Rate, Disciplinary Content and Faculty Contributions


Conference Alert:

10th International Digital Curation Conference "Ten years back, ten years foward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation"

9 - 12 February 2015 30 Euston Square, London, UK