The “Digital Divide” in journal access

Any independent scholar can tell you of times she has researched a topic on the web and been stopped at the gate of JSTOR or other institutional databases.  It’s frustrating to locate articles that are relevant to one’s research and then be denied access to them.  Ken Mondschein explores the issues surrounding digital access in his essay “The Ivory Firewall” on the Academic Politics web site.

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One comment on “The “Digital Divide” in journal access
  1. Slag310 says:

    I agree that this is a problem. I never link to JStor from my site, nor to any other source that has limited access. I am glad that you are addressing this issue.