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Names: Karaganis, Joe, editor.

Title: Shadow libraries : access to educational materials in global higher education / edited by Joe Karaganis.

Description: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press ; Ottawa, ON : International Development Research Centre, [2018] | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2017033629 | ISBN 9780262535014 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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Subjects: LCSH: Scholarly publishing--Economic aspects--Developing countries. | Scholarly electronic publishing--Developing countries. | Piracy (Copyright)--Developing countries. | Intellectual property infringement--Economic aspects--Developing countries. | Copyright--Electronic information resources--Developing countries. | Photocopying--Developing countries. | Open access publishing--Developing countries. | Communication in learning and scholarship--Technological innovations--Developing countries. | Education, Higher--Developing countries.

Classification: LCC Z286.S37 S48 2018 | DDC 070.5--dc23 LC record available at

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