Intellectual Property:

About That Copyright Exception for Political Advertising … Never Mind (Canada)

Isn’t Fair Dealing Enough – Government Considering Copyright Exception to Cover Political Advertising (Canada)

WIPO Launches Guide On Use Of IP For Arts And Cultural Festivals

Private Copying and Downloading form Unlawful Sources

Legalizing File-Sharing: An Idea Whose Time Has Come – Or Gone? Report from the Information Influx Conference 2014


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Tips for Evaluating Journals (including Open Access Journals)

Consolidated List of Accredited Journals (for DHET)

Research Is Just the Beginning: A Free People Must Have Open Access to the Law

Open Access Isn’t Just About Open Access

Public.Resource.Org –Making Government Information More Accessible

Digitisation set to disrupt SA education

Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries

Preference for Print or Electronic Book Depends on User’s Purpose for Consulting


Predatory Publishing Practices:

New Predatory Publisher Copies Look and Feel of BioMed Central

The Scientific World Journal Will Lose Its Impact Factor — Again

Beall’s List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers

List of Standalone Journals: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals

I Sold My Undergraduate Thesis to a Print Content Farm



7th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

26-29 May 2015 – Paris, France