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dc.contributor.editorKaraganis, Joe
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2019-01-17 23:55
dc.date.submitted2018-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-01-20 23:34:37
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:57:55Z
dc.identifier1004047
dc.identifierOCN: 1100491442
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/26038
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36990
dc.description.abstractHow students get the materials they need as opportunities for higher education expand but funding shrinks.From the top down, Shadow Libraries explores the institutions that shape the provision of educational materials, from the formal sector of universities and publishers to the broadly informal ones organized by faculty, copy shops, student unions, and students themselves. It looks at the history of policy battles over access to education in the post–World War II era and at the narrower versions that have played out in relation to research and textbooks, from library policies to book subsidies to, more recently, the several “open” publication models that have emerged in the higher education sector.From the bottom up, Shadow Libraries explores how, simply, students get the materials they need. It maps the ubiquitous practice of photocopying and what are—in many cases—the more marginal ones of buying books, visiting libraries, and downloading from unauthorized sources. It looks at the informal networks that emerge in many contexts to share materials, from face-to-face student networks to Facebook groups, and at the processes that lead to the consolidation of some of those efforts into more organized archives that circulate offline and sometimes online— the shadow libraries of the title. If Alexandra Elbakyan's Sci-Hub is the largest of these efforts to date, the more characteristic part of her story is the prologue: the personal struggle to participate in global scientific and educational communities, and the recourse to a wide array of ad hoc strategies and networks when formal, authorized means are lacking. If Elbakyan's story has struck a chord, it is in part because it brings this contradiction in the academic project into sharp relief—universalist in principle and unequal in practice. Shadow Libraries is a study of that tension in the digital era.ContributorsBalázs Bodó, Laura Czerniewicz, Miroslaw Filiciak, Mariana Fossatti, Jorge Gemetto, Eve Gray, Evelin Heidel, Joe Karaganis, Lawrence Liang, Pedro Mizukami, Jhessica Reia, Alek Tarkowski
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Development Research Centre
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GP Research & information: general::GPJ Coding theory & cryptology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNM Higher & further education, tertiary education::JNMN Universities
dc.subject.otherLibraries
dc.subject.otheraccess
dc.subject.othereducation
dc.subject.otherstudents
dc.subject.othereducational resources
dc.subject.otherknowledge
dc.subject.otheruniversity
dc.subject.otherpublishing
dc.subject.otherinformation
dc.subject.otherpiracy
dc.subject.otherBrazil
dc.subject.otherPoland
dc.subject.otherSouth Africa
dc.subject.otherArgentina
dc.subject.otherUruguay
dc.subject.otherIndia
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.subject.otherSci-Hub
dc.subject.otheropen access
dc.titleShadow Libraries
dc.title.alternativeAccess to Knowledge in Global Higher Education
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameThe MIT Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://mitpress.mit.edu/mit-press-open
oapen.relation.isbn9780262535014
oapen.pages320
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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