Shadow ILL services: How scholarly pirate websites and hacking affect ILL Journal Article


Authors: Kehnemuyi, K.; Larsen, S. C.
Article Title: Shadow ILL services: How scholarly pirate websites and hacking affect ILL
Abstract: Full-text research pirating sites are a fact of life at this point. Regardless of how we personally feel about this issue, the fact that students, researchers, and patrons are turning away from the library as a legitimate source for research documents means libraries’ numbers are affected. We are all seeing usage numbers go down, it’s a trend throughout ILL. This could be for a number of reasons: use of OA and pre-print servers, better collection development, or an increase in use of pirating or black market PDF websites. Regardless, this decrease in numbers can lead to a decrease in funding for our departments. At the same time we have seen cases of abuse in institutional logins. During this discussion we will look at some examples of attempted phishing and impersonation techniques used by “pirates,” our library patrons’ motivations for using these sites, consequences for the user as well as the institution, and the role of ILL in this conundrum. © 2020, © 2020 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Keywords: illiad; interlibrary loan; piracy; unauthorized access
Journal Title: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve
Volume: 28
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1072-303X
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group  
Date Published: 2019-01-01
Start Page: 139
End Page: 149
Language: English
DOI: 10.1080/1072303x.2020.1749750
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 1 June 2020 -- Source: Scopus
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