Pro-tip: Don’t Raid the Law School During Finals

Monday, May 7, 2018

From the Uruguay coda by Jorge Gemetto and Mariana Fossatti:

The Copy Shop and the Cloud

Monday, May 7, 2018

From the chapter on Brazilian universities by Pedro Mizukami and Jhessica Rheia:

Pradeep’s Eleven

Monday, May 7, 2018

From Lawrence Liang’s chapter on India:

Where the State Ends, the Hamster Begins

Monday, May 7, 2018

It’s possible that the hamster reference in the subtitle of Alek Tarkowski and Mirek Filiciak’s chapter on Polish universities takes a little too long to pay off.  I accept responsibility.  The explanation is that Polish access to educational materials has been divided primarily between a state-supported research, publishing, and library ecosystem and a large, legally-contested P2P service called ‘Chomikuj’ or Hamster.  From their chapter.

South African Higher Education in Crisis

Monday, May 7, 2018

From the chapter on South Africa by Eve Gray and Laura Czerniewicz:

Don’t Mess with Derrida

Monday, May 7, 2018

From Evelin Heidel’s chapter on Argentine shadow libraries.

Why the Big Shadow Libraries Are Russian

Monday, May 7, 2018

From Bodó Balázs‘ chapter on Russian shadow libraries:

Shadow Libraries is out!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

I’m happy to announce the publication of Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education (MIT 2018).  It is, in many respects, a sequel to 2011’s Media Piracy in Emerging Economies and involves many of the same researchers. It’s also available for free under a CC license.  From the intro:

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