Intellectual Property:

Updated Copyright Guidelines for South African Schools (2015)

EU announces plans to banish geo-blocking, modernize copyright law

Copyright Protections and Disability Rights: Turning the Page to a New International Paradigm

The Author's Place in the Future of Copyright

The Changing Face of DRM: Where Do We Stand in 2015?

Recipes, Copyright and Plagiarism


Internet  Neutrality and Related Issues:

Stop the Film and Publications Board’s attempt to Censor the Internet

See: Draft Online Regulation Policy 2014 -

UNESCO Launches a new publication on the Role of Internet Intermediaries

FCC Net neutrality timeline: Read all the new rules in full detail

FCC Report 12 March 2015


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

What Happens When An Academic Publisher Stops Publishing?

D-Lib Magazine

A new open-access requirement in the UK

Review of the Implementation of the RCUK Policy on Open Access, March 2015

Open Access Scholarly Publishing: A Chance for Maximization of Research Productivity among Academics in Nigerian Federal Universities

Grant permits a look at open access to scholarships

Where are we on the Open Access roadmap?

Open Culture


Faux Journals, Peer-Review and Bogus Conferences:

Dozens Of Scientific Papers Withdrawn After Peer-Review Fraud Uncovered

Hoax-detecting software spots fake papers

Rise in Bogus Academic Conferences and Open-Access Journals

Welcome to the Dark Side of Academia: Fake Conference and Faux Journals

Watch out for faux journals and fake conferences


Conference alerts:


ISKO UK biennial conference - Knowledge Organization – making a difference:

The impact of knowledge organization on society, scholarship and progress

13th – 14th July 2015, London, UK


ACU SARIMA Conference 2015 (Association of Commonwealth Universities and the

Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association)

10 - 14 May 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa


IFLA World Library and Information Congress: IFLA General Conference & Assembly

Theme: “Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation”

15-21 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa