Copyright & A2K Issues - 20 June 2017

 

Intellectual Property:

SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

https://www.parliament.gov.za/storage/app/media/Docs/bill/ffd3aa9e-77f2-4903-b496-13fa282056ef.pdf

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sa-copyright-amendment-bill-2017-inadequate-fair-use-nicholson

Closing date for written submissions:  30 June 2017.

 

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

http://www.ccianet.org/2017/06/study-shows-fair-use-industries-make-up-one-sixth-of-the-economy/

Fair Use Often Goes Unused

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fair-Use-Too-Often-Goes-Unused/240033

Copyright rules crippling artists

https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2017/06/10/copyright-rules-crippling-artists/14970168004766

Who owns the copyright in your research?

https://svpow.com/2017/06/16/who-owns-the-copyright-in-your-research/

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

ROAD – Directory of OA Scholarly Resources

http://aims.fao.org/activity/blog/road-directory-open-access-scholarly-resources

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

http://www.nodealnoreview.org/

STM’s statement on Green OA

http://www.stm-assoc.org/2017_05_01_STM_Position_Green_OA.pdf

Coalition to Make 10,000 Open-Access Synthetic Genes

http://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=31071

Challenges Facing Open Access Of Internal Medicine

http://fhamt.blogspot.co.za/2017/06/challenges-facing-open-access-of.html

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

http://bit.ly/2ryBSLv

Science and Technology Resources on the Internet - Text Mining

http://www.istl.org/17-spring/internet.html

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit

http://acrl.libguides.com/framework/toolkit

Keeping Up with Statistical Literacy

http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/statistical_literacy

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

http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/06/curtailing-journal-articles.aspx

Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot

http://bit.ly/2sOeCcx

Natalya Sharina Judgement: Statement by IFLA President Donna Scheeder

https://www.ifla.org/node/11452

 

Predatory Publishing Practices:

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

http://bit.ly/2tIB4jH

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

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170613092843879

 

Open Textbooks and OERs

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

http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2985/4217

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

http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3009/4226

 

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