Shadow Libraries and You: Sci-Hub Usage and the Future of ILL

Gardner, Gabriel J. and McLaughlin, Stephen R. and Asher, Andrew D. Shadow Libraries and You: Sci-Hub Usage and the Future of ILL., 2017 . In ACRL 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, March 22 - 25, 2017. [Conference paper]

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The paper "pirating" site Sci-Hub is used all over the world. Is Sci-Hub download traffic affecting usage of interlibrary loan? We use two independent methods to uncover any relationships. What is it about the most requested articles from Sci-Hub that causes users to obtain their research articles via extra-legal means? This paper attempts to answer these questions and more.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: scihub, sci-hub, scholarly communication, interlibrary loan, shadow libraries
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HZ. None of these, but in this section.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JJ. Document delivery.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JK. Interlibrary loans.
Depositing user: Gabriel Gardner
Date deposited: 17 Mar 2017 02:02
Last modified: 17 Mar 2017 02:02


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