Can Information Get what it Wants? Barriers to Open Access in Literacy Education

Authored by: Anne Fullerton

International Handbook of Literacy and Technology

Print publication date:  April  2006
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780805850871
eBook ISBN: 9780203929131
Adobe ISBN: 9781135609580


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A professor considers the morning’s tasks: finish a literature review for an article he’s preparing for submission, identify some readings for his graduate seminar and arrange copies for his students, and send off a paper for a volume of conference proceedings. He’s working from home, and he’s never really paid attention when his students have explained the proxy server arrangement to access his institution’s library holdings of e-journal subscriptions, database subscriptions, and e-books. And he’s certain he doesn’t remember his password.

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