Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

SpringerOpen pricing trends 2018 – 2019

Top University Of California Scientists Tell Elsevier They'll No Longer Work On Elsevier Journals

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free

Open Access and the Changing Landscape for Library Acquisitions — Interview with Gregory T. Eow

The Open Access Interviews: Edith Hall

IReL principles for Open Access publisher agreements from 2020

Quality Criteria in Scholarship and Science: Proposing a Visualization of Their Interactions

Elsevier: "It's illegal to Sci-Hub." Also Elsevier: "We link to Sci-Hub all the time."

Council of Europe: Draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems

Ask The Chefs: The Future Form Of Scholarly Communication

Emerald Publishing joins Web of Science Group Initiative to Open Up Peer Review

Open science: What is the fuss all about?


OER and Blended Learning

5 Methods For Achieving A Blended Learning Approach Into Your Classroom

OER Resources


Predatory Publishing Practices:

Predatory Open Access Journals: Risks of Association

On the limitations of recent lawsuits against Sci‐Hub, OMICS, ResearchGate, and Georgia State University

OMICS, Publisher of Fake Journals, Makes Cosmetic Changes to Evade Detection



Google’s ‘Assignments’ tool flags plagiarism and missing sources

Plagiarism resources


Conference alerts:

Triple Helix – A Catalyst for Change

9-11 September 2019 – Cape Town, South Africa


LIASA Conference 2019 - LIASA: the butterfly effect

30 September – 4 October 2019 – Durban, South Africa


The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Library Practices

23-25 October 2019 – Johannesburg, South Africa