Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

New OA Social Sciences Archive launched - SocArxiv-COS

Wellcome Trust to launch open access research site

Freedom of Expression and Intermediary Liability

Knowledge & Innovation in Africa: Scenarios for the Future

Research fraud: the temptation to lie – and the challenges of regulation

Pressure to publish is choking the academic profession

All too easy' to see how Brexit harms research

Pressure to publish is choking the academic profession

Audiobooks – Is Listening as Good as Reading?


Conference Alerts:

9th Annual UNISA / IFLA Regional Office for Africa Annual Public Lecture on Africa Librarianship in the 21st century

Theme: The Book Famine for Blind and Visually Impaired People in Africa – are African Libraries ready to implement the Marrakesh Treaty

10am on 13 July 2016 - University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Webinar - To join the webinar:

  1. Go to the LIASA web page on 13 July 2016:
  2. Scroll down until you see BigBlueButton to the left of the page. Select UNISA / IFLA Africa Annual Public Lecture, type your name, and type the password marrakeshtreaty. Then click Join.
  3. Requirements: Stable Internet connection, Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome Internet Browser, Speakers.


Electronic Records Management, Information and Documents Compliance Workshop 

27th - 29th July 2016 Swakopmund, Namibia; and 17th – 19th August 2016 Pretoria, South Africa - For information, email:


IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016

13-19 August 2016 - Columbus, Ohio, USA.


17th Annual LIASA Conference 2016 :

Theme: Libraries in Action: Transformation and Development towards 2030

10-14 October 2016 0 Durban, South Africa