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12/12/2014

Seeking Permissions

Obtaining permissions to use third party content can be a daunting experience. This article provides an overview of the process, considering when permission may be required and how permissions are sought and obtained. This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not...

11/12/2014

Copyright in Scholarly Publications

Scholarly publications are made up of an array of copyright material and publishers should ensure that they have not only acquired the full spectrum of rights they will need in order to publish their books or journals successfully, but also to ensure they have good records of the rights they have...

08/12/2014

Copyright: An Overview

This advice note gives an overview of copyright in the UK and also contains a section highlighting the key differences in copyright protection between the UK and the US.    This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not provision of legal advice.  Independent legal...

26/08/2014

Licensing in China

The People’s Republic of China is a remote country with a vast population, but one which has progressed by leaps and bounds after a period divorced from contact with the west. How can UK academic publishers and learned societies tap into the market and are there pitfalls for the...

15/04/2015

Member Briefing on Text and Data Mining

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing on TDM was updated April 2015.

06/04/2014

HEFCE Policy for OA in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework - April 2014

In 2013, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) issued a consultation on how they might frame their policy on submissions to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) to be open access (OA).This briefing summarises key points from the policy.

10/08/2014

Text and Data Mining - August 2014

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing is a follow up to P-D-R meetings on TDM

01/04/2013

RCUK Policy on Open Access as of 1 April 2013

Research Councils UK (RCUK) made changes to its open access policy early in 2013. This followed a report from the House of Lords that deemed the previous version unacceptable due to its lack of clarity. RCUK are supportive of Gold Open Access, where an Article Publication Charge (APC) is...

23/02/2013

OSTP Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research Released - February 2013

Following two consultations (2009, 2011), a specifically convened roundtable and an Act of Congress (America COMPETES Reauthorization Act 2010), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have finally produced their guidelines for "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally...

22/02/2013

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Report on the Implementation of Open Access - February 2013

Following a brief inquiry in January and February 2013, the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have produced a report on their findings on the Implementation of Open Access (pdf). The inquiry consisted of both written and oral evidence sessions and involved a wide range...