Copyright & A2K Issues - 4 June 2014


African Libraries:

AfLIA -African Library & Information Associations & Institutions website


Intellectual Property:

EIFL Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues for Libraries (some new/updated features)

ABC of Copyright Launches in Latin America


Copyright & A2K Issues - 27 May 2014 (2)


Winter School 2014 (South Africa):

Winter school on Preservation Management at the University of the Western Cape during the week of 23-27 June, 2014.  Staff from Community Libraries are most welcome (registration fees covered under the Conditional Grant).Own travel and accommodation arrangements. We would like to target staff from the larger metropolitan and provincial libraries.

For registration please contact or tel 021 487 5602.



Copyright & A2K Issues - 26 May 2014


Apologies for the silence over the past few weeks.  I was in hospital for a few days and on sick leave at home. I returned to work today, so my newsletter will be sent out more regularly now.


Intellectual Property:

New Changes to Copyright Law (UK) and Guidelines

Hopes Dampened for Copyright Exceptions for Libraries and Archives at WIPO


Copyright & A2 Issues - 17 April 2014



I will be out of the office from 18 April until 7 May 2014. Back on 8 May.

May the Risen Christ bless and guide you always.  Happy Easter and God bless. 


Intellectual Property:

20 Years of TRIPS – Max Planck Launches Declaration on Patent Protection


Copyright & A2K Issues - 16 April 2014


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

New IR at Central University of Technology, Free State, SA

Directory of Open Access Institutional Repositories

A brief look at the University of Calgary Open Acces Author’s Fund