Debate on copyright and text and data mining

Published on
August 27, 2014

At the World Library and Information Congress an interesting paper was presented on the debate on copyrights and text and data mining.

From 18 to 20 August, the World Library and Information Congress was held in Lyon. The aim of this congress was to exchange knowledge and information on Library innovation and services.

Wageningen UR Library also participated in the congress, where we presented a paper on the Green Information Chain (Groen Kennisnet).

We attend these events to stay up to date on library innovations, and to be able to provide you with new services.

From this congress we would like to highlight the session on 'Big data and the potential role of research data management and data registries' and, in particular, the paper by Susan Reilly. Reilly spoke on the debate on copyright and text and data mining. She argues that the ‘right to read’ should imply the ‘right to mine’. But, this is currently not the case in the Text and Data Mining Services of publishers like Elsevier or Nature. Wageningen UR Library will further study the copyright conditions for Text and Data Mining. We will keep you posted on the Research Data Management page on the Library website.