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Book Review: Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access


Joseph R. Kraus

Colorado School of Mines, US
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Joseph R. Kraus is a Reference Librarian and Associate Professor at the Arthur Lakes Library of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He has been interested in open access journals and publishing since he discovered open access content in 1994.
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This book provides a good variety of diverse and critical perspectives on open access (OA) issues. There are fifteen contributors to the thirteen chapters, one preface, and one introduction. Part One contains six chapters covering global issues, and Part Two contains seven chapters on North/South issues. This book focuses on the viewpoints of researchers, librarians, information professionals, publishers, and library users in the Global South. Many of the chapters, the preface, and the introduction are available online. See provided by Mr. Herb. Individual chapters are licensed CC-BY-NC 4.0, but not the book as a whole.
How to Cite: Kraus, J.R., 2020. Book Review: Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 8(1), p.eP2352. DOI:
Published on 24 Jun 2020.


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