Blogs

Copyright & A2K Issues - 1 June 2016 (Part 1)

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/dramatic-statement-european-leaders-call-immediate-open-access-all-scientific-papers

This renowned mathematician is bent on proving academic journals can cost nothing

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 25 May 2016

 

Intellectual Property:

United States: Can You Make An Infringement Claim Over Thumbnail Images?

http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=492892&email_access=on

United States: The Internet Archive Wayback Machine: A Useful IP Litigation Tool, But Is It Admissible?

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UCT’s AfricanLII and Gender in the Judiciary Project Opening New Frontiers in Using Legal Databases for Research

 

Imagine a continent where citizens can easily and conveniently access any case, legislation or legal amendment that they desire without having to pay or worse yet, bribe anybody. In addition, imagine diverse courts where both women and men are fairly represented exemplifying how we have moved past the patriarchal and unequal nature of most of our societies.

This is the type of vision that AfricanLII and the Gender in the judiciary project at DGRU envision.

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 23 May 2016

 

CORRECTION:

Apologies for the incorrect information given about the SANB information sheet in our newsletter of 17 May 2016 and for any inconvenience caused.  

The correct procedure for publishers to deposit material in legal deposit libraries is as follows:-

 

A.  National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Pretoria:

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 20 May 2016

 

Intellectual Property:

What happened at WIPO’s copyright committee 2016?

http://eifl.net/news/what-happened-wipos-copyright-committee

4 approaches for teachers on how to work with copyright in the classroom

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 18 May 2016

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

The open access advantage considering citation, article usage and social media attention

http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.05702

SSRN has been captured by the enemy of open knowledge.

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 17 May 2016

 

Good day,

Just some reminders to assist you when depositing publications for legal deposit purposes:

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 17 May 2016

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Universities seek united front in open access debate (South Africa)

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160513141336221

Dakar Declaration on Open Access Publishing in Africa and the Global South

http://codesria.org/spip.php?article2595

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 16 May 2016

 

Libraries (South Africa):

LIASA Professional Body Status (South Africa)

http://www.liasa-new.org.za/liasa-professional-body-status/

National Council for Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS)

http://libguides.wits.ac.za/LegalDeposit/NCLIS

Legal Deposit in South Africa

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