Copyright & A2K Issues - 28 November 2017

 

Intellectual Property:

The Sad Legacy Of Copyright: Locking Up Scientific Knowledge And Impeding Progress

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171117/14341938639/sad-legacy-copyright-locking-up-scientific-knowledge-impeding-progress.shtml

General Statement on Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives at WIPO SCCR 35(2017)

https://www.ifla.org/files/assets/clm/ifla_general_intervention_sccr35.pdf

Update of the WIPO Study on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives (2017 version) (K. Crews)

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_6.pdf

Scoping study on access to copyright protected works by persons with disabilities

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_3-executive_summary1.pdf

65 out of the top 100 most-cited scientific papers are behind a paywall, with a weighted average cost of $32.33/each

https://boingboing.net/2017/11/15/14-bugatti-veyrons.html

 

Open Science & Open Data:

Promoting the Open science culture in university libraries of developing countries: case studies of the French-speaking universities of

Belgium cooperation programs in the Global South.

http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/bitstream/2268/216271/3/MUNIN%20BRODKOM%2022%20nov.%2012.00%20v.2.pdf

Open Access, Open Science

https://shelfcareblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/19/274/

Open Data in Developing Economies - Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How

http://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AM-OD-in-Developing-Economies-COMPLETE-R-WEB-10Nov2017.pdf

New study reveals the value of open data

https://realkm.com/2017/11/22/new-study-reveals-the-value-of-open-data/

Presentations from the Botswana National Forum on Open Data Open Science, 30-31 October 2017

http://africanopenscience.org.za/?p=576

 

Predatory Publishing Practices:

Our Lives as Editors of a Predatory Journal: Lessons Learned Publishing a Scholarly Open Access Journal

http://www.against-the-grain.com/2017/11/our-lives-as-editors-of-a-predatory-journal-lessons-learned-publishing-a-scholarly-open-access-journal/

All about Predatory Publishing

http://www.against-the-grain.com/2017/11/all-about-predatory-publishing/

Resources on Predatory Publishing

http://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/Predatory_Publishers

The Open Access Interviews: Publisher MDPI – by Richard Poynder

http://www.against-the-grain.com/2015/06/the-open-access-interviews-publisher-mdpi-by-richard-poynder/

 

Conference alerts:

Science Forum South Africa

7-8 December 2017 – CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa

http://www.sfsa.co.za/programme/

The 13th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2018

4-7 June 2018 - Bozeman, Montana, USA.

http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/

 

 

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