[Irtalk] FW: Copyright policies of South African publishers

Elsabe Olivier Elsabe.Olivier at up.ac.za
Thu Sep 1 15:24:24 SAST 2011

Dear Colleagues
In national interest I would like to share the following two forms with
Please feel free to adapt & distribute the attached forms
electronically to publishers. It is compliant with the SHERPA/RoMEO
guidelines and can be used for easy electronic completion. The
conditions can be copied & pasted on the form. You can either forward
this to SHERPA/RoMEO or to me for further distribution.
I also attach the form for adding new Open Access Journals to the DOAJ.

Elsabe Olivier 
Manager: Open Scholarship
NDLTD Board Member
Department Library Services
Office 4.16.1
University of Pretoria
South Africa
Tel.: + 27 12 420 3719
Fax: +27 12 362 5100
E-mail: elsabe.olivier at up.ac.za
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>>> On 2011/09/01 at 02:51 PM, "Smith, Ina <ismith at sun.ac.za>"
<ismith at sun.ac.za> wrote:


From: Denise Nicholson [mailto:Denise.Nicholson at wits.ac.za] 
Sent: 01 September 2011 14:25
To: cserv at juta.co.za
Cc: dudley at publishsa.co.za; pasa at publishsa.co.za
Subject: Copyright policies of South African publishers 

Dear Lynne du Toit, CEO of Juta, 
Juta is congratulated for publishing the first Open Access book in
South Africa for the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge Project
last year and the educational and library sectors look forward to more
Open Access publications from your company and other SA publishers in
due course. 
Nicol Faasen, now retired from PASA, and I have been in communication
this year about copyright policies and institutional repositories.  He
suggested that Juta could possibly set the ‘ball rolling’ in getting
South African publishers to record their copyright policies with regard
to Open Access institutional repositories, as they are not available
online for libraries and tertiary institutions to access locally or
As you may know, most SA universities have institutional repositories
and their intent is to be completely copyright compliant when placing
material on their repositories.  SHERPA/ROMEO website at
http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ provides copyright policies of many
overseas publishers, and this site is extremely helpful.  SHERPA has
agreed to host the policies of South African publishers on their
website, if we can coordinate submitting the information to them.  
Please could you let me know how Juta can assist in this project so
that SA publishers’ policies are listed and sent to SHERPA as soon as
possible?  This will also help SA publishers tremendously and reduce
admin regarding copyright requests, as anyone wanting to load a SA
publication onto an institutional repository can at least check and be
certain of the policies, instead of having to write to individual
publishers each time they want to load an article or other item on their
A few SA publishers have already submitted their policies to Elsabe
Olivier at the University of Pretoria, who is also involved in this
project, and who is assisting with submissions to SHERPA. 
Your assistance and cooperation in this matter would be much
Denise Nicholson
Denise Nicholson (Mrs)
Copyright Services Librarian,
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
The Library, Private Bag X1, WITS, 2050, South Africa
Tel. No. + 27 11 717-1929 
Fax No. + 27 11 717-1946
Email Fax: 0865533134

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