Shadow libraries : access to educational materials in global higher education / edited by Joe Karaganis.
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- Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press ; Ottawa, ON : International Development Research Centre, 
1 online resource (313 pages) : illustrations
- Scholarly publishing -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Scholarly electronic publishing -- Developing countries.
Piracy (Copyright) -- Developing countries.
Intellectual property infringement -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Copyright -- Electronic information resources -- Developing countries.
Photocopying -- Developing countries.
Open access publishing -- Developing countries.
Communication in learning and scholarship -- Technological innovations -- Developing countries.
Education, Higher -- Developing countries.
- This collection looks at how university students in Russia, Argentina, South Africa, Poland, Brazil, India, and Uruguay get the books and articles they need for their education. The death of Aaron Swartz and the more recent controversy around the SciHub and Libgen repositories have drawn attention to the question of access to knowledge, particularly for students facing financial and other constraints. Open access currently provides a very limited answer to this question, which piracy answers more comprehensively. This edited volume explores how access to knowledge has changed in the past twenty years, as student populations have boomed and as educators and publishers navigated the transition from paper to digital materials. It is concerned primarily with the experience of developing countries, where growing numbers of students, rapid development of Internet and device infrastructures, and high relative inequality have produced the sharpest tensions in the publishing and educational ecosystem.
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- Karaganis, Joe, editor.
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