Copyright & A2K Issues - 18 October 2018 (Part 2)

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Marrakesh Treaty:

Contracting Parties to Marrakesh VIP Treaty (Total Contracting Parties : 43)


Open Data:

Open Data to Support the Sustainable Development Goals

Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How

Embedding open data practice: Developing indicators on the institutionalization of open data practice in two African governments

Supporting sustainable development with data

EU - The economic benefits of data


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

OpenAPC: a contribution to a transparent and reproducible monitoring of fee-based open access publishing across institutions and nations

African Education Research Database

Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network In A “Nice Validation” Of Open Source Movement

WEF: US Most Competitive, But Idea Generation, Agility Will Shape Future Growth

The Global Competitiveness Report 2018


Predatory Publishing Practices:

Journal blacklists: show your working

Predatory Publishing Practices: Is There Life After Beall’s List?


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