Copyright & A2K Issues - 30 July 2019 (Part 2)

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Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Elsevier’s Open Access Controversy: German Researchers Resign to Register Protest

SpringerNature and Macmillan: one company, two directions: open access and IP maximization

ALA denounces new Macmillan library lending model, urges library customers to voice objections

Textbook Spending Continues Slow Decline

Using ORCID to Re-imagine Research Attribution


Open Syllabus

What does local use of Sci-Hub look like?

Library Provision of Intellectual Access to Open Access Journal Articles

The Case Against the Conventional Publication of Academic and Scientific Books

Guest Post — Building Pipes and Fixing Leaks: Demystifying and Decoding Scholarly Information Discovery & Interchange

Can Openly Accessible E- Theses Be Published as Monographs? A Short Survey of Academic Publishers


Open Science/Open Data:

Significant economic benefits? Enhancing the impact of open science for knowledge users

The Economic Impacts of Open Science: A Rapid Evidence Assessment

Open Science included in New Serbian Law

RDA and COAR Collaborate to Progress Research Data Management Internationally

How badly do authors want open access? What priorities do authors really have? Bringing data to the discussion

Creating Value through Open Data (European Commission)

European Data Portal

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