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Book Review: Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access

  • Joseph R. Kraus (Colorado School of Mines)


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.

Keywords: open access, global north, global south

How to Cite:

Kraus, J. R., (2020) “Book Review: Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 8(1), eP2352. doi:

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Published on
24 Jun 2020
Peer Reviewed