Open sourceror. Digital craftsman of the biodata revolution.
Slides posted at slides.com/dhimmel/lehigh
Join us on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4:10 PM in Sinclair Lab Auditorium for an Open Access Week panel discussion, “Sci-Hub the Disruptor: Piracy and Publishing in Academia.”
Sci-Hub, the infamous online repository of pirated scholarly journal articles, has alternately been hailed as a paragon of open scientific communication and a criminal threat to beleaguered academic publishers.
The Friends of Lehigh University Libraries will host a panel discussion on how Sci-Hub has disrupted the age of open access, featuring Daniel Himmelstein, PhD, whose research found that nearly 70% of all scholarly articles in existence can be found in Sci-Hub's database.
Lehigh faculty members Jeremy Littau, Sera Cremonini, and Kathy Olson will comment on authors’ needs for open access and Sci-Hub’s rogue legal status, with comments from Lehigh’s Frank Pazzaglia on the Geological Society of America’s long road to open access - the legal way.
The Lehigh Libraries join institutions worldwide to celebrate International Open Access Week, which seeks to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, open access advocacy, working towards the goal of making openness the new default in scholarship and research.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries
Ⓐ 2011-09-05: created by Alexandra Elbakyan, the Sci-Hub website goes live
Ⓒ 2015-06-03: Elsevier files a civil suit against Sci-Hub and LibGen in the U.S. District Court for Southern NY.
Ⓓ 2015-10-30: Elsevier is granted a preliminary injunction to suspend domain names. Bye sci-hub.org
Ⓔ 2016-02-10: “Meet the Robin Hood of Science” by Simon Oxenham
Ⓕ 2016-04-29: “Who’s downloading pirated papers? Everyone” by John Bohannon in Science
Ⓚ 2017-09-05: Sci-Hub blocks access to Russian IP addresses due to disputes with the scientific establishment.
But what scholarly articles are not in Sci-Hub?
49% of 2.8 million articles
85% of 54 million articles
Source: Association of Research Libraries. Expenditure Trends in ARL Libraries, 1986–2015
- Inflation — 118%
- Library expenditures — 197%
- Journal subscriptions — 521%
Libre Open Access
Sci-Hub the Disruptor: Piracy & Publishing in Academia
By Daniel Himmelstein