Category Archives: Between Legal and Illegal

Get Out of the Cloud

I use Dropbox and Google Drive to keep a synced backup of a handful of important files. I have noticed that some people like to store all of their files in the cloud, without even having a complete copy of

Get Out of the Cloud

I use Dropbox and Google Drive to keep a synced backup of a handful of important files. I have noticed that some people like to store all of their files in the cloud, without even having a complete copy of

Why you should download now – as much as possible

Academics should ramp up downloads of valuable resources, to make them available privately, offline. Relying on them being available on the internet is changing from precarious to foolish. Here is why.

Why you should download now – as much as possible

Academics should ramp up downloads of valuable resources, to make them available privately, offline. Relying on them being available on the internet is changing from precarious to foolish. Here is why.

Book Repositories for Islamic Studies (not a preliminary list)

I shall not attempt to put together a list of online repositories for books related to Islamic Studies, whether it be primary sources or secondary literature. Rather, I like to offer some reflections on how these repositories are structured. I am

Book Repositories for Islamic Studies (not a preliminary list)

I shall not attempt to put together a list of online repositories for books related to Islamic Studies, whether it be primary sources or secondary literature. Rather, I like to offer some reflections on how these repositories are structured. I am

Does anyone have a PDF of…

It is the number one question of our days. “Does anyone have a PDF of…” What does this question mean? What are its challenges and its opportunities? Here is an attempt to make sense of it. “Do you have a PDF

Does anyone have a PDF of…

It is the number one question of our days. “Does anyone have a PDF of…” What does this question mean? What are its challenges and its opportunities? Here is an attempt to make sense of it. “Do you have a PDF

To Scan or Not To Scan

Scanning a book by hand is time-consuming. However, there are good reasons to keep scanning books. Many books are only available as hard copy, and scanning is one way to obtain a digital copy of it. Even when a book

To Scan or Not To Scan

Scanning a book by hand is time-consuming. However, there are good reasons to keep scanning books. Many books are only available as hard copy, and scanning is one way to obtain a digital copy of it. Even when a book

Academia in the Digital Age

Talking openly about certain things, means being pounded into submission by some lawyer firm, sent by a couple of the big publishers. Instead of talking about these certain things, I will talk about talking about these certain things. What I

Academia in the Digital Age

Talking openly about certain things, means being pounded into submission by some lawyer firm, sent by a couple of the big publishers. Instead of talking about these certain things, I will talk about talking about these certain things. What I