Copyright & A2K Issues - 26 July 2018

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Intellectual Property:

Resources on Fair Use around the World

The Myth Of IP Incentives For All Nations – Q&A With Carlos Correa

Authors Alliance : Principle 3: affirm the vitality of limits on copyright


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

The preprint dilemma: good for science, bad for the public? A discussion paper for the scientific community

The Netherlands reach Green Open Access Deal with Wolters Kluwer

Making the Effort with Open Access\

From green to gold to diamond: open access’s return to social justice

Universities in Germany and Sweden lose access to Elsevier journals

How libraries secure trust in the research process of the 21st century

Decolonizing the Way Libraries Organize

Bridging the digital divide: a prerequisite for global egovernment

Download an Archive of 16,000 Sound Effects from the BBC: A Fascinating History of the 20th Century in Sound

The ‘blessing’ of a diagnosis: Information poverty in an information-rich world

Global Innovation Divide: Can Investment In Innovation Bridge The Gap?

Meeting basic needs – A first step to student success

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