Dr. Tobias Schonwetter, the Director of UCT's Intellectual Property Unit, will be giving a seminar on Open Access and Copyright during our series of Open Access week events.
In March 2014 UCT’s Council adopted an Open Access Policy to preserve the scholarly work of UCT scholars and to make this scholarship discoverable, visible and freely available online to anyone who seeks it. The policy requires, among other things, employees and students who produce original scholarly output to deposit a version of their publications into UCT’s Institutional Repository and it generally supports the publication of materials under open Creative Commons licences to promote the sharing of knowledge. The seminar will briefly explain the general concept behind copyright protection and open access and address some of the issues arising from the practical implementation of the policy. Moreover, the session seeks to explain how open licensing works.
To find out more about our other Open Access Week events, please visit the events page:http://openuct.uct.ac.za/events/open-access-week-2014