Intellectual Property:

SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

Closing date for written submissions:  30 June 2017.


Study Shows Fair Use Industries Make Up One Sixth Of The Economy

Fair Use Often Goes Unused

Copyright rules crippling artists

Who owns the copyright in your research?


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

ROAD – Directory of OA Scholarly Resources

No deal, no review – No to Elsevier’s unfair deals

STM’s statement on Green OA

Coalition to Make 10,000 Open-Access Synthetic Genes

Challenges Facing Open Access Of Internal Medicine

Europe joins forces to create largest ever shared data repository for researchers

Science and Technology Resources on the Internet - Text Mining

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit

Keeping Up with Statistical Literacy

APA Refocuses Pilot Program Aimed At Curtailing Unauthorized Publication Of Journal Articles

Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot

Natalya Sharina Judgement: Statement by IFLA President Donna Scheeder


Predatory Publishing Practices:

Cabell’s: ‘Our journal Blacklist differs from Jeffrey Beall’s’

New guidelines set high publishing bar for academics (to avoid predatory journals)(Kenya)


Open Textbooks and OERs

Rating the Quality of Open Textbooks: How Reviewer and Text Characteristics Predict Ratings

Incentivizing the Production and Use of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education Institutions