Copyright & A2K Issues - 8 June 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.  Archives are available at:  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at: or email    


Intellectual Property:

APC joins over 145 organisations to ask EU Council to stop a rushed EU copyright reform

Re-Create – Creators’ Coalition - resources


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Scholarly Research Resources

Libraries Face a Future of Open Access

Disruptive publishing

2018 top trends in academic libraries

Help us, improving the indicators!

Questionable and Unethical Publishers and How DOAJ's Work Helps you to Avoid Them

Universal access to education is possible in this online age

Preprints: The What, The Why, The How.

JISC - What do we do with your article processing charge data?


Open Data:

Open Refine – cleaning data

International Data Week


Open Educational Resources (OER):

IFLA Responds to Consultation on Open Educational Resources


Legal Deposit Resources:

Legal Deposit in SA


Conference alerts:

SciDataCon 2018-  ‘The Digital Frontiers of Global Science’

5-8 November, 2018 – Gaborone, Botswana

SciCOM Conference 2018 – “Science communication in a democratic South Africa: prospects and challenges”

5 – 7 November 2018, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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