A librarian perspective on Sci-Hub: the true solution to the scholarly communication crisis is in the hands of the academic community, not librarians

Harrison Ruth, Nobis Yvonne, Oppenheim Charles. « A Librarian Perspective on Sci-Hub: The True Solution to the Scholarly Communication Crisis Is in the Hands of the Academic Community, Not Librarians ». Impact of Social Sciences, 9 novembre 2018, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/11/09/a-librarian-perspective-on-sci-hub-the-true-solution-to-the-scholarly-communication-crisis-is-in-the-hands-of-the-academic-community-not-librarians/.

Sci-Hub is a pirate website that provides free access to millions of research papers otherwise locked behind paywalls. Widespread dissatisfaction with scholarly communications has led many to overlook or dismiss concerns over the site’s legality, praising its disruptive technology and seeing justification in the free access it affords people all over the world. Ruth Harrison, Yvonne Nobis and Charles Oppenheim discuss the challenges Sci-Hub presents to librarians advocating for open access to scholarly content. Sci-Hub perversely enhances the status of prestige publication and its narrow view of what constitutes value in scholarly communications, its users risk causing their libraries to be in breach of licensing agreements, and the site operates with an utter contempt for copyright law that should not be ignored.

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L’accompagnement juridique des chercheurs en bibliothèque universitaire et de recherche : une évolution naturelle des services ?

Mémoire d’études / septembre 2018.
Bassinet, Aricia. L’accompagnement juridique des chercheurs en bibliothèque universitaire et de recherche : une évolution naturelle des services ? [en ligne]. Enssib, novembre 2018 [consulté le 26 novembre 2018]. Disponible sur le Web :

Au contact des services aux chercheurs, les bibliothèques ont développé, dans le cadre de leur mission de service public, de nouvelles compétences juridiques. La profession peine toutefois à valoriser des connaissances spécialisées qui s’éloignent de notre cœur de métier. Dans la définition d’un service aux chercheurs d’accompagnement juridique, les bibliothèques universitaires peuvent espérer apporter une réponse aux besoins de conseil juridique des enseignants-chercheurs.

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A New Text and Data Mining Exception Restrictive vs. Extensive Interpretations of Copyright Limitation

Muto, Gaia Sofia, A New Text and Data Mining Exception Restrictive vs. Extensive Interpretations of Copyright Limitation (September 13, 2017). MIPLC Master Thesis Series (2016/17). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3203296

In this data-driven world, where our perception of reality is indeed digital-mediated, Text and Data Mining (TDM) represents a very helpful tool. This umbrella term describes a wide range of researching techniques able to select and assess enormous quantities of sources, extracting from them new and valuable information. TDM applications are on the rise, and are spreading in many fields, e.g. biomedical research, social media, corporate governance, governmental organizations.

In many cases, TDM presupposes processing, copying and extracting of information that needs to be assessed. Those acts, according to current copyright law, fall within the author’s exclusive rights and therefore require prior authorization. On the contrary, unless an exception applies, unauthorized acts may amount to copyright infringements. As known, in Europe there is a closed list of exceptions, which, in the majority of cases, is optionally implemented.

Whether TDM may be adjusted by one of these exceptions has been discussed over the last decade and has recently led to a new Proposal from the European Commission, on a new digital single market, which among other exceptions, introduces a mandatory and specific exception for TDM.

This dissertation aims to explore copyright issues related to TDM, showing if and how TDM can fit within the current legal framework of rights and limitations. A three-step-test analysis will be provided, justifying the introduction of a more flexible, technology-neutral exception for TDM, in light of the public interest to free access to research information. Lastly the new legislative proposal will be assessed.

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Des injonctions aux pratiques : données de la recherche et édition scientifique – Interventions du séminaire Numerev du 16 octobre

Article publié le 31 octobre 2018 sur le carnet DLIS par Hans Dillaerts.

NumeRev est un projet de portail interdisciplinaire de ressources scientifiques numériques qui se donne notamment pour mission d’être un incubateur scientifique et un vecteur privilégié de science ouverte (open science ou open research).

Dans le cadre de ce projet, l’équipe pilote de NumeRev organise régulièrement des séminaires de recherche.

Le séminaire du 16 octobre a été organisé avec la thématique suivante : « Des injonctions aux pratiques : données de la recherche et édition scientifique ».

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