Copyright & A2K Issues - 26 February 2018

This is a free online international Information Service covering various topics, including copyright, plagiarism and other IP matters, Open Access, open publishing, open learning resources, institutional repositories, scholarly communication, digitization and library matters, mobile technologies, issues affecting access to knowledge (A2K), particularly in developing countries; WTO and WIPO treaties and matters; Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS Plus; useful websites, conference alerts, etc.  If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za with "Subscribe to Copyright & A2K Issues"  in the subject field. 

 

Intellectual Property:

R2.1bn copyright claim against SA Government Communication Information System (GCIS) over Madiba image

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/r21bn-copyright-claim-over-madiba-image-20180225-2

Internet rages after Google removes “view image” button, bowing to Getty

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/internet-rages-after-google-removes-view-image-button-bowing-to-getty/

Measuring the impact of piracy and open access on the academic library services

https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:102345

file:///C:/Users/00658018.DS/Downloads/unige_102345_attachment01.pdf

 

Open Access, A2k & Scholarly Communication:

Taylor & Francis scraps extra charges after university protests

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/taylor-francis-abandons-plans-charge-older-papers-734186

Decoupling peer review from publishing

http://fossilsandshit.com/14-decoupling-peer-review-publishing/

What is Text Mining?

https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/content/text-mining-101

How to Make your Research Open Access for Free and Legally (Infogram)

https://figshare.com/articles/How_to_make_your_research_open_access_For_free_and_legally_/5285512

The South joins a global conversation on open education

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180221130314807

Papers of Predatory Journals may soon be available in Indian languages

https://thewire.in/226860/papers-of-predatory-journals-may-soon-be-available-in-indian-languages/

What’s behind OA2020? Accelerating the transition to open access with introspection and repurposing Funds

https://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/16881/18520

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science Journal

http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/issue/view/132

The CD is dead? Not so fast

https://www.salon.com/2018/02/10/the-cd-is-dead-not-so-fast/

 

Open Data and Open Research:

Introduction: Open Data and Africa

https://datascience.codata.org/articles/10.5334/dsj-2018-005/

Open data help scientists to unravel Earth systems

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoh-odh022018.php

Frontiers Partners with Figshare to Promote Open Data

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15222629.htm

Open Research

http://www.reading.ac.uk/research/open-research/open-research-details.aspx

 

Open Educational Resources (OER):

SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/open-educational-resources-drive-teaching-renaissance

OER Resources

http://libguides.wits.ac.za/Open_Educational_Resources

 

Conference Alerts:

26th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference,

5-6 April 2018, New York City

http://fordhamipinstitute.com/

20th International Conference on Open Access and Repositories

19-20 April, 2018 – New York, USA

http://www.eurolibnet.eu/3/75/&for=show&tid=110&pid=

OPERAS Conference: “Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Problem”

31 May – 1 June 2018, Athens, Greece

http://operas.hypotheses.org/1180

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