Wrestling with Pigs: The Ethical Dilemma of Teaching Sci-Hub.pptx

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“Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.” Students and faculty are increasingly turning to the academic article sharing website Sci-Hub for their research needs. Sci-Hub built its database of articles using legal and illegal means. Ethical dilemmas arise when a choice must be made between multiple options that each compromise our ethics. Avoidance of the Sci-Hub issue appears to be the current status quo of most librarians. In this presentation I will challenge the status quo by comparing various professional codes of ethics against the question of whether to teach Sci-Hub.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Apr 29 2021
EventInformation Literacy Summit - online
Duration: Apr 29 2021 → …


ConferenceInformation Literacy Summit
Period4/29/21 → …


  • Information Literacy
  • Sci-Hub
  • ethics
  • Library Science


  • Library and Information Science

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