Posts By: Denise Nicholson

eBulletin June 2021

by Denise Nicholson • June 14, 2021

This is a free online information service, covering topics such as scholarly publishing, avoiding questionable publishing practices, open access, open educational resources, access to knowledge, copyright and related matters, library matters, including institutional repositories and digitisation projects, access issues related to people with disabilities, and other topics. Should you not wish to receive these emails […]

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eBulletin June 2021

COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL – THE SAGA CONTINUES

by Denise Nicholson • June 8, 2021

May 2021 Copyright Webinar An excellent webinar was organised by the Mandela Institute at Wits University on 20 May 2021, with the following speakers:  Mr Duma Nkosi (Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry), Prof. Malebakeng Forere (Wits), Prof. Sean Flynn (American University), Prof. Owen Dean (Stellenbosch University), Dr. Joel Baloyi (Unisa), Mr. Lazarus Serobe […]

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COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL – THE SAGA CONTINUES

Open Science

by Denise Nicholson • May 21, 2021

What is Open Science? An introduction to Open Science Introduction to Open Science (Course) Open Science (European Commission) Open Science – Rationale and Objectives Open Science Definition UNESCO – Open Science What is Open Science? What is Open Science? Introduction (FOSTER) What is Open Science? (OpenSource.com) What is Open Science? (Wikipedia) What is Open Science […]

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Open Science

eBulletin May 2021

by Denise Nicholson • May 12, 2021

This is a free online information service, covering topics such as scholarly publishing, avoiding questionable publishing practices, open access, open educational resources, access to knowledge, copyright and related matters, library matters, including institutional repositories and digitisation projects, access issues related to people with disabilities, and other topics. Should you not wish to receive these emails […]

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eBulletin May 2021

Citation Manipulation / Misconduct

by Denise Nicholson • May 7, 2021

Citation Cartels Authorship and citation manipulation in academic research Citations Are the Currency of Science – Then there are the counterfeiters. Detecting citation cartels in journal networks Ethically Questionable Citation Practices How to spot a “citation cartel” Journal citation cartels? Journal citation cartels on the rise (2013) Spanish professor key figure in citation cartel The […]

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Citation Manipulation / Misconduct

Libraries and Archives and our Documentary Heritage – Why Copyright Amendment Bill is so crucial

by Denise Nicholson • April 23, 2021

The crucial role of libraries and archives, more so than ever before, is recognised at an international level, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  International IP agreements such as the Berne Convention and the TRIPS Agreement, provide for limitations and exceptions to the exclusive rights of authors, to ensure balance in copyright laws, for […]

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Libraries and Archives and our Documentary Heritage – Why Copyright Amendment Bill is so crucial

Emerging Questionable Publication Practices

by Denise Nicholson • April 17, 2021

Hosted by NeDICC | In Partnership with Scholarly Horizons This webinar will address: • The emergence of predatory journals and how to avoid them.• How to use a variety of journal lists to avoid questionable publication practices andcitation pollution.• Fidelior™ as a possible solution.• Journal lists: challenges with metadata, discoverability and data accuracy. Speakers: Denise […]

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Emerging Questionable Publication Practices

South African Government Perpetuates the “Book Famine”

by Denise Nicholson • April 8, 2021

Since 1998, the library and higher education sectors in South Africa have been calling for a more balanced and updated copyright law.  In 1998 and 2000, the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association (SAUVCA) and the Committee of Technikons (CTP), the then representative bodies of all the public-funded universities and technikons, mandated two copyright task teams […]

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South African Government Perpetuates the “Book Famine”

Are You Publishing in Predatory Publications?

by Denise Nicholson • April 6, 2021

So, you receive a very flattering invitation from a publisher asking to publish your thesis or dissertation, or to publish an article for you.  If you are a new scholarly author or have not published before, this is bound to be exciting news for you and a perceived stepping-stone to the world of scholarly publishing.  […]

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Are You Publishing in Predatory Publications?

Open Licensing – Creative Commons

by Denise Nicholson • March 28, 2021

Open Licensing and Creative Commons (CC)  Creative Commons – About the Licenses  Creative Commons Open Font Creative Commons Global Network Community  Creative Commons Meta Search CC – State of the Commons 2020 Report  Open Licensing (CCCOER)  What are the Benefits of Offering and Using Creative Commons Licences? Creative Common and IP Issues  CC – Artificial Intelligence […]

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Open Licensing – Creative Commons