Joe Karaganis and Evelin Heidel: Shadow Libraries @ MIT Press Bookstore

July 30, 2018 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
MIT Press Bookstore
301 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
MIT Press Bookstore

Join the MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming Joe Karaganis and Evelin Heidel to the bookstore to discuss their book, Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education.

Shadow Libraries explores how students get the materials they need as opportunities for higher education expand but funding shrinks. From the top down, the book’s contributors examine the institutions and policy battles that have shaped the provision of educational materials. From the bottom up, the contributors to Shadow Libraries explore how students get the materials they need–from informal student networks and Facebook groups to downloading from unauthorized sources and the ubiquitous practice of photocopying.


Joe Karaganis is Vice President of The American Assembly, a public policy institute at Columbia University, and editor of Media Piracy in Emerging Economies.



Evelin Heidel (aka scann) is a teacher and open knowledge advocate from Argentina with deep experience in DIY digitization.

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