Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of the Witwatersrand
Master of Laws (LLM) – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg - 2012
Bachelor of Arts Degree - University of South Africa -1978
Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science – University of South Africa – 1983
2 WIPO/UNISA Copyright modules – “Essential Copyright Law” - 2005 (with distinction) and
“Internet Aspects of Copyright and Trademarks” - 2006 (with distinction)
Honours Exemption from UNISA's Dept. of Information Science - 2009.
I have 32 years' professional librarianship at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in a number of posts. I have been involved in copyright, Open Access and scholarly communication issues since November 1996 and have become a world recognised expert in these fields.
A big barrier to lifelong learning can be the cost of resources. There are worldwide initiatives to change this, though, and its helpful to know how to use these resources legally. One such arrangement is Creative...
South Africas current copyright law was enacted 41 years ago. The Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 had no provisions for people with disabilities and that hasnt changed in more than four decades. This means that every time...
Fair use is a doctrine adopted by some countries that permits the use of copyright material like books, journals, music and art work without requiring permission from the copyright holder. It provides a balance between...
In the last week of October each year, libraries and open access activists around the world celebrate Open Access Week. Its a week dedicated to increasing access to knowledge resources hosted by libraries, such as online...