CUHK Library organises Open Access Day 2016

By Louisa Lam* (2 November 2016) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library held the first CUHK Open Access Day on 24 October 2016 to promote open access on the campus. The theme was Open in Action – Enhancing Research Impact @ CUHK AIMS. AIMS is CUHK’s new Academic Information Management System for managing its […]

November 2, 2016 - 2:10 pm

Turnitin announces new content partnership with the world-renowned pre-print repository

(26 October 2016) Turnitin today announced that it has secured a new content partnership with, which will see Turnitin services match against the global pre-print repository. In addition to signing a Content License Agreement, arXiv have chosen to implement Turnitin’s market leading iThenticate service, to assist them in checking the originality of papers uploaded […]

October 28, 2016 - 8:38 pm

Copyright Clearance Center launches Rightfind™ Music

(17 October 2016, Danvers, Mass.) Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces the launch of RightFind™ Music, a search and file management website designed to help customers find, download and manage music from APM Music’s collection of more than 500,000 tracks licensed for use in presentations […]

October 19, 2016 - 4:47 pm

Copyright Clearance Center’s subsidiary RightsDirect hosting complimentary copyright education events in India

(5 October 2016, Danvers, Mass.) RightsDirect, a wholly owned subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), is hosting complimentary copyright compliance education events in India on Tuesday 25 October, at the Jnana Jyothi Auditorium of the University of Bangalore and Thursday 27 October, at the Sofitel Mumbai BKC. RightsDirect provides licensing and information management solutions […]

October 8, 2016 - 4:10 pm

cilip selects Top 6 library and information stories from September 2016

(27 September 2016) cilip has collected  some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world this September. They include  data and the role of librarians; and copyright and hyperlinks. Click here to see all six with comments and links.

September 27, 2016 - 6:15 pm

Copyright is not an inevitable or divine right, Court rules

(19 September 2016) In many countries it’s common for universities to print course packs, consisting of chapters of various educational books. This allows professors to use a tailored selection of literature they deem relevant for the course in question. However, not all publishers like this practice. They often demand license fees if the number of […]

September 20, 2016 - 6:10 pm

Turning the tables – how do copyright laws measure up for libraries?

(19 September 2016) The EIFL Core Library Exceptions Checklist – is a practical and fun way to help librarians to evaluate their domestic copyright law. What if library advocates had a handy way to measure the aspects of copyright law most important to them? Like the provisions that allow libraries to develop their collections, provide […]

September 20, 2016 - 4:44 pm

European court says linking to illegal content is copyright infringement

(8 September 2016) Greg Sterling writes that in a decision that is already controversial, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in favor of copyright owners and against hyperlinks. The CJEU decision, though qualified, raises the strong possibility that publishers linking to infringing third party sites will also be liable for […]

September 11, 2016 - 1:44 pm

OpenAIRE survey on attitudes to open peer review

(9 September 2016) OpenAIRE invites you to participate in a brief survey on attitudes to Open Peer Review: Your anonymous answers will be made available to the research and publishing communities to inform future innovations in peer review. The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete and will remain open until Friday 7th October. The […]

September 10, 2016 - 10:34 am

Orphan works to open access: Harvard Library publishes report on digitizing orphan collections

(12 August 2016) The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive literature review on strategies for digitizing orphan works for open access. An orphan work is any original work of authorship for which a good faith, prospective user cannot readily identify and/or locate the copyright owner—especially […]

August 22, 2016 - 9:49 am

Copyright Clearance Center announces launch of RightFind™ Content Decision Support solution

(10 August 2016, Danvers, Mass.)   Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content technology company, has announced the launch of its cloud-based RightFind™ Content Decision Support (CDS), an easy-to-use analytics platform that helps information center managers leverage the power of usage data to make smart decisions around content investments. RightFind CDS combines comprehensive […]

August 14, 2016 - 7:34 am

Rate my copyright law – how well does your law support libraries?

(2 August 2016) The EIFL Core Library Exceptions Checklist sets out provisions that every copyright law should have to support library activities and services in the 21st century, such as lending, making an electronic copy of a journal article or book chapter for a user, providing library material for use in virtual learning environments, and […]

August 3, 2016 - 7:22 am

The ‘TU Darmstadt’ copyright case neatly explained

(11 July 2016) Participants at a recent EIFL webinar were treated by a leading lawyer involved in the ‘TU Darmstadt’ case to a concise analysis of the key issues decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning use of copyright protected works by a library. Over 90 people from 29 countries […]

July 12, 2016 - 12:19 pm

Thesis cheats beware! Academic plagiarism being made an offence in India

(26 June 2016) The Government of India plans to bring in a law to stop rampant plagiarism in academia, with punishment ranging from a warning to deregistration in the case of students and dismissal from service for teachers. Higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) is finalising a draft law — the first of its […]

June 26, 2016 - 1:57 pm

Copyright reminder 2016

(21 June 2016) The annual copyright reminder sent from the Stanford Libraries to faculty, students, and University staff outlines fundamental elements of U.S. copyright law including its application to emerging technologies and intellectual property. The full document is available online for anyone interested in contemporary copyright issues.

June 23, 2016 - 1:14 pm