Posts By: Denise Nicholson

eBulletin December 2021

by Denise Nicholson • December 6, 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 […]

Read Article
eBulletin December 2021

eBulletin October 2021

by Denise Nicholson • October 15, 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 […]

Read Article
eBulletin October 2021

Public Lending Right (PLR)

by Denise Nicholson • September 22, 2021

EIFL Public Lending Right EIFL Public Lending Right – WIPO SCCR 40 Explanation of Rent Seeking with example: public lending rights in South Africa (A. Rens) IFLA Background document on Public Lending Right IFLA Position on Public Lending Rights (2016) Libraries Perspective on PLR at WIPO Nov 2020 PLR – a briefing for Libraries (IFLA) […]

Read Article
Public Lending Right (PLR)

eBulletin September 2021

by Denise Nicholson • September 8, 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 […]

Read Article
eBulletin September 2021

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 […]

Read Article
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 […]

Read Article
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 […]

Read Article
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 […]

Read Article
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 […]

Read Article
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 […]

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