Shadow Libraries

A large-scale comparative research project exploring how publishers, universities, faculty, and students are navigating the transition toward abundant digital access to materials—abundant through innovations in commercial publishing and open access, abundant through the aggregation of materials into large databases, and abundant through the proliferation of cheap personal technologies for reading, copying, and collecting.  Work is underway in 8 countries: Brazil, India, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Argentina, Colombia, and the US with anticipated publication in 2015.

The American Assembly
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