Libraries in the Post-Scarcity Era

@inproceedings{Bod2015LibrariesIT,
  title={Libraries in the Post-Scarcity Era},
  author={Bal{\'a}zs Bod{\'o}},
  year={2015}
}
In the digital era where, thanks to the ubiquity of electronic copies, the book is no longer a scarce resource, libraries find themselves in an extremely competitive environment. Several different actors are now in a position to provide low cost access to knowledge. One of these competitors are shadow libraries - piratical text collections which have now amassed electronic copies of millions of copyrighted works and provide access to them usually free of charge to anyone around the globe. While… Expand
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