What was New 2015 Sunday, 21 February 2016

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24 December, 2015
  • Updating Australia's copyright laws.  We have released for public comment proposed changes to Australia’s copyright laws designed to modernise and improve their workability.  Comments on the draft amendments should be made by 5.00 pm (AEST) on Friday, 12 February 2016.  The exposure draft bill and more information on the proposed changes is available on the Have Your Say page.  © Department of Communications and the Arts 2015 (AU)
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  • Some innovation in the innovation debate, please.  26 November 2015, by Prof. Leo Goedegebuure & Prof. Lynn Meek.  Insights - a regular feature of the LH Martin Institute e-Newsletter (AU)
  • Copyright! short film. Produced by Federation University Australia in collaboration with GoTAFE.  "This film is a narrative piece aimed at students, with a story approach in the attempt to entertain and engage students to change behaviour and attitudes toward copyright infringement."  Published on Nov 25, 2015  (AU)
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12 October, 2015
  • Productivity Commission.  Intellectual Property Arrangements. The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public inquiry into Australia's intellectual property system. Initial submissions are due by Monday 30 November 2015. (AU) 
11 October, 2015
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29 September, 2015
  • The Once and Future Publishing Library, by Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman. July 2015. ISBN 978-1-932326-53-6 CLIR pub 166. Council on Library and Information Resources.  The report was funded by a grant from The Goodall Family Charitable Foundation.  (US)
26 September, 2015
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21 September, 2015
  • Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching website launched. This website is maintained by the Social Research Centre (an ANU business enterprise) and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. (AU)
14 September, 2015
  • Australian IP Toolkit for Collaboration: a joint project with IP Australia External Site, is designed to facilitate, simplify and improve collaboration between researchers and industry. business.gov.au (AU)
12 September, 2015
  • The Trouble With Digitizing History.  The Netherlands spent seven years and $202 million to digitize huge swaths of AV archives that most people will never see. Was it worth it?  By Tina Amirtha.  September 11, 2015 Fast Company & Inc © 2015 Mansueto Ventures, LLC (US)
3 September, 2015
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13 August, 2015
  • Medical Research Future Fund Bill Passes.  Joint Media Release - Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Minister for Health & Minister for Sport.  12 August 2015. The successful passage of the Government’s legislation to establish the Medical Research Future Fund will significantly strengthen Australia’s standing as one of the global leaders in the field of medical research.  (AU)
12 August, 2015
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29 July, 2015
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10 July, 2015
  • The Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.  Passed both Houses 25 June 2015. [Amends the] Copyright Act 1968 to extend the legal deposit scheme to include work published in electronic format.  Parliament of Australia.  (AU)
  • The Australian Public Library Alliance comprises representatives from the state-based public library associations, the territory libraries and LINC Tasmania. APLA advises the ALIA Board on policy for its sector and has a highly active role in shaping our activities and campaigns. (AU)
9 July, 2015
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29 May, 2015
  • 2015 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education: A Horizon Project Regional Report reflects a collaborative research effort between the NMC and Open Universities Australia to inform Australian campus leaders and decision-makers about important developments in technologies supporting teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary education across the continent.  The New Media Consortium (NMC)  (US)
23 May, 2015
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28 April, 2015
  • Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation (2015). Authors: Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation; Board on Research Data and Information; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council.  National Academy of Sciences (US)
23 April, 2015
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28 March, 2015
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13 March, 2015
  • Centre for Research Communications [blog].  The CRC houses a portfolio of open access projects, services and initiatives. These include the SHERPA Services for Open Access – RoMEO, JULIET, FACT and OpenDOAR and the University contribution to European and international projects which have included NECOBELAC, DRIVER, OpenAIRE and Dart-Europe. Project and service funders include Jisc, HEFCE, RCUK, the European Commission, RLUK and the Wellcome Trust.  (UK)
8 March, 2015
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27 February, 2015
  • Efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.  Universities UK (UK)  "This report builds on the work of the 2011 UUK Efficiency Task Group and, four years on, develops a new agenda for efficiency, effectiveness and value for money in higher education."

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