The SSLIS Seminar | Zakayo Kjellström (Umeå University)
Copies, Connections and Classifications.
Zakayo Kjellström’s research is about illicit repositories of books and articles. The websites called "shadow libraries” (such as Sci-hub, Library Genesis and Z-library) have built massive collections with essentially unlimited access. This presentation aims to elucidate relations between shadow libraries and create an understanding of how an alternative illicit information infrastructure could be perceived. Additionally, the presentation shows how a deep dive into the functions of Sci-hub reveal the make-up of their user-base.