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Open Access Is Not a Panacea, Even If It’s Radical

The paper analyzes a set of weblogs of one of the Library Genesis mirrors, provided to us by one of the administrators of the service. The weblogs contain records of individual book downloads from the period between September 2014 and March 2015. We …

Open Access is not a Panacea, even if it’s Radical – an Empirical Study on the Role of Shadow Libraries in Closing the Inequality of Knowledge Access

The paper analyzes a set of weblogs of one of the book piracy mirrors to reconstruct the global black-market demand for scholarly literature. All comments and suggestions are welcome.