Copyright and thesis in Africa

Show simple item record Ubogu, Felix N. 2008-07-09T14:51:19Z 2008-07-09T14:51:19Z 2008-07-09T14:51:19Z
dc.description Presentation made at the Open Access and Creating a Knowledge Society Conference organized by Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC), 24 - 26 April 2006, Crowne Plaza Monomotapa, Zimbabwe en
dc.description.abstract The paper examines copyright policies on electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) in Africa. It is based on a survey of websites of institutions that participated in the Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD) pilot project and seven South African universities. None of the DATAD institutions had any copyright information on their websites. Only one South African university had copyright information on its website although it did not provide information on the copyright needs of postgraduate students. The paper suggests that: (i)web access to the DATAD Guide to Copyright and Intellectual Property Management should be provided to guide postgraduate students and supervisors on intellectual property rights (IPR) issues; (ii) academic libraries should educate postgraduate students on basic copyright information such as ownership, rights, duration, protection, registration, fair use, permissions, etc. en
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dc.subject Electronic theses and dissertations en
dc.subject Copyright en
dc.subject Postgraduate students en
dc.subject Intellectual property rights en
dc.title Copyright and thesis in Africa en
dc.title.alternative Copyright issues and online thesis in Africa en
dc.type Presentation en

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