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Published on July 16, 2009

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Presentation on Juggling copyright and open access in the 21st century: A South African case study made at the 2nd IAALD Africa Chapter Conference, 15 - 17 July 2009, Accra, Ghana

Juggling copyright and open access in the 21st century: A South African case study 2nd IAALD Africa Chapter Conference, 15-17 July 2009, Accra, Ghana Siphethile Muswelanto Dr Martie van Deventer Adèle van der Merwe

Roadmap • The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) • Copyright Act of South Africa • Open access & OA initiatives • CSIR, Open access & Copyright • Managing Copyright – CSIR way • Acknowledgements

Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) • Leading scientific research organisation in Africa • Established by an Act of Parliament in 1945 • Multidisciplinary research ranging from drug discovery, utilisation of natural resources, Mechatronics and Micro-manufacturing, provision of ICT, provision of infrastructure, such as roads and ports and providing national defence • Approximately 700 research staff © CSIR 2009

The CSIR Mandate “The objectives of the CSIR are, through directed and particularly multidisciplinary research and technological innovation, to foster, in the national interest and in fields which in its opinion should receive preference, industrial and scientific development, either by itself or in co-operation with principals from the private or public sectors, and thereby to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the people of the Republic, and to perform any other functions that may be assigned to the CSIR by or under this Act.” (Scientific Research Council Act 46 of 1988, amended by Act 71 of 1990)

CSIR, South Africa Pretoria Campus © CSIR 2009

CSIR Information Services • Twenty-seven staff members plus interns • Mostly centralised library service with information specialists placed in Operating Units • Small information centres at remote sites • Collection Budget: Operating Units pay for all books, journals and other published material • Procurement © CSIR 2009

Copyright Act of South Africa • South African copyright law is guided by the Copyright Act, of 1978 • Copyright Amendment Act 9 of 2002 • Copyright as an aspect of Intellectual Property • The Act protects - Literary work - Computer programmes - Radio, Television broadcasts - Published editions - Etc • Copyright is a right that does not need to be registered as it automatically vests with the authors © CSIR 2009

Open Access • Free availability of literature on the public internet • Copyright plays a role • Providing check and balance • Allowing and increasing information flow © CSIR 2009

Open Access initiatives (International) • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals • DOAR – Directory of Open Access Repositories • DRIVER - Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research • WorldWide • iCommons © CSIR 2009

Open Access initiatives (Southern Africa) • Sivulile • Digital Imaging South Africa (DISA) • Open Access at the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) • National Research Foundation (NRF) Electronic Thesis & Dissertations initiative © CSIR 2009

CSIR, Open Access & Copyright management • CSIR’s mandate promotes access to information • CSIR Institutional Repository - “Green route” publications - Datasets - Digitised older material (Prior 1990) - Open source codes • Workflow system © CSIR 2009

CSIR document management Workflow system © CSIR 2009

Letter of consent

Non-exclusive distributions rights license © CSIR 2009

Metadata record on ResearchSpace © CSIR 2009

Acknowledgements • CSIR • Dr Martie van Deventer • Adèle van der Merwe • Denise Nicholson

Thank you Siphethile Muswelanto Dr Martie van Deventer Adèle van der Merwe

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