Intellectual Property:

The Power of Backroom Lobbying – How the Recording Industry got their Copyright Term Extension

The Difference between Copyright and Patent Protections on Software

Does Facebook Really Own Your Photos?


Traditional Knowledge:

The struggle to get indigenous knowledge into policy


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

An Assessment of Institutional Repositories in the Arab World

Altmetrics and analytics for digital special collections and institutional repositories

Open Access platforms: Open Educational Resources, or something else?

An Educator’s Perspective on Moodle

Why Medicine is Plagued with Fake Research

Does peer review do more harm than good?

Will traditional science journals disappear?

Open Access Meets Discoverability: Citations to Articles Posted to

Evidence of Paper Mills Seeking to Collaborate with Legitimate Journals?

A Conference Manifesto for the Rest of Us

Why I Love Academic Conferences - How to get the most out of a scholarly meeting

The Open Access Interviews: John Willinsky


Open Educational Resources:

Open Textbooks – The Current State of Play

Why Interactive Content May Be the Most Exciting Marketing Tactic of 2015

Coursera’s Andrew Ng: How MOOCs Are Taking Local Knowledge Global



Use of Turnitin software does not deter cheating, study finds

Plagiarism Tutorials


Referencing Tutorials

Different Referencing Styles - Tutorials


Conference alerts:

Open Source: transforming information access in libraries - Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)

13-14 August, 2015 – Stellenbosch, South Africa