Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Current Awareness Articles

Selected links to various materials received by e-mail (Aug-17 Sep 2008) from D. Nicholson, WITS, Copyright Services Librarian ( see below her e-mail, if you would like to subscribe to her e-mail alert):
WWW/References/Resources/Search Engines/Directories/Google
The biggest World Wide Web university’s database
Google to bring internet to Africa
WAN Communique on the Proposed Google-Yahoo Deal
World Wide Web Reference (very good, list with useful links)
Student Research Resources (very good, list with links)
Quick Reference Research (very good) (Search Engine)
CompletePlanet (Deep Web Directory)
The ‘Deep Web’: Surfacing Hidden Value
Open Access/Open Source
- Institutional Repositories (IR)
Publishers allowing the depositing of their published version/PDF in Institutional Repositories
Open Access repositories begin to reap benefits for South African Science as CSIR research goes global
How Open Repositories Enable Universities to Manage, Measure and Maximise their Research Assets
Seven Academic Open-Access Repositories Compared
Many publishers do allow authors to deposit their works in institutional repositories. See: Sherpa/Romeo -
Directory of Open Access Repositories
Directory of Open Access Journal growth rate nearly doubles in the past year
Open Access anxiety in the publish or perish world
Open, closed or ajar? Content access and interactions
Newfound Press Business Plan, 2008-2011 (Open Access publishing)
Open Access – FAQs
Open Access in South Africa
Open access and the last-mile problem for knowledge
Scholarly Publishing
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
CreateChange – Digital Scholarship
Researchers benefit from Sharing
Bringing down the barriers (digital scholarship)
Increasing Impact of Scholarly Journal Articles: Practical Strategies Librarians Can Share
Peer reviewing: privilege and responsibility
World Library & Information Congress (IFLA) – Quebec 2008 - Papers
Law/ Intellectual Property/ Copyright
Laws for Using Photos You Take at Your Library ((USA)
Access To Knowledge Conference Begins Addressing New Challenges With New Ideas
(ACA2K) African Copyright and Access to Knowledge Project Blog
The impact of copyright on access to public information in African countries: a perspective from Uganda and South Africa
African Copyright and Access to Knowledge Alliance (see Blog)
If you know of any persons who may benefit from this information, please ask them to email with their name, name of institution/organization and contact details.

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