From: Rick Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 01:22:37 +0000
>Sci-hub is neither a library nor in a library. It is not a librarian matter.
This is a remarkably ignorant statement. Sci-Hub absolutely is a
library matter for as long as Sci-Hub continues trying to get
academics to share their network authentication credentials with them.
It’s library officers that enter into legally-binding contracts with
publishers on behalf of their campuses, saying that they will make
reasonable efforts to keep hackers and pirates like Sci-Hub from
gaining illegal access to licensed resources. If the librarians who
are signatories to those agreements fail to live up to their
obligations, the consequences for their institutions can be
significant. Those obligations certainly extend, at the very least, to
informing and educating the academics who are the targets of Sci-Hub’s
importuning and phishing campaigns.
Assoc. Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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