Copyright & A2K Issues - 1 March 2012

Intellectual Property

Will Elsevier Accidentally Unite the Open Access Movement?

http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com/2012/02/will-elsevier-accidentally-unite-open.html

End War on Sharing

http://stallman.org/articles/end-war-on-sharing.html

The Research Works Act (RWA): why Scientific Publishing needs FOSS Methods

http://bit.ly/xE1ug7

Support Pulled from Bill Killing Open-access Publishing

http://bit.ly/wRKKNA

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication

OAPEN Launches Directory of Open Access Books

http://oapen-uk.jiscebooks.org/2012/02/29/oapen-launches-directory-of-open-access-books/

IFLA : Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries

http://bit.ly/zcES5R

Open access as solution to the enclosure of knowledge

http://pages.cmns.sfu.ca/heather-morrison/chapter-3-open-access-as-solution-to-the-enclosure-of-knowledge/

Shhh! – Libraries are going digital (Indonesia)

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/tech/shhh-libraries-are-going-digital/497257#Scene_1


 

Open Educational Resources

MIT OpenCourseWare teams up with Flat World Knowledge to combine free texts and free course materials

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/ocw-flat-world-knowledge.html

 

Conference Alerts:

Call for papers:

15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses & Dissertations

12-14 September 2012 - Lima, Peru

http://www.etd2012.edu.pe/en/index.asp

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