By Siobhan O’Leary
A new virtual academic bookstore/library has been founded by Berlin students for students. The platform, called PaperC.de, provides free access to academic texts and can be searched by key word, author, title or ISBN. BuchMarkt reports that users can pay extra for certain services, like copying and pasting, printing pages, or marking certain passages. What’s more, it’s all completely legal.
The Boersenblatt adds that publisher Walter de Gruyter is collaborating with PaperC, not only by adding textbooks to the platform, but also by including stickers on its print editions that provide an activation code. Those who purchase the publisher’s print editions have the opportunity to download and work with the online edition free of charge.