An anti-capitalist critique to the commodification and privatization of information in libraries funded by the public sector

Muela-Meza, Zapopan Martín An anti-capitalist critique to the commodification and privatization of information in libraries funded by the public sector. Revista de Bibliotecología Crítica - Journal of Critical Librarianship, 2016, vol. 9, n. 1, pp. 12-18. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

This paper (An anti-capitalist critique to the commodification and privatization of information in libraries funded by the public sector) criticises some of the adverse effects of the governments when they privatise and commodify the information financed by the public purse, such as the double increasing of that information that has already been funded by public funds when the researchers have already been paid, and then their publications are being sold by commercial enterprises whose results had already been generated and financed by government public funds.

Spanish abstract

Este artículo (Una crítica anti-capitalista a la comercialización y privatización de la información en bibliotecas financiadas por el sector público) critica algunos de los efectos dañinos cuando los gobiernos privatizan y mercantilizan la información financiada por el erario público, tales como el doble encarecimiento de la misma que ya ha sido financiada con fondos públicos al ser remunerados los investigadores y luego que sus publicaciones sean vendidas por empresas cuyos resultados ya habían sido generados y financiados con fondos gubernamentales.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Public information sector; critical librarianship; commodification of public information; privatisation of public information; bibliotecología crítica; mercantilismo informacional; privatización informacional
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BE. Information economics.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
E. Publishing and legal issues.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
Depositing user: Zapopan Martín Muela-Meza
Date deposited: 15 May 2018 18:11
Last modified: 15 May 2018 18:11
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/32462

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