PurposeThis study aims to describe the current status and usage trends of a new document delivery service (DDS) for foreign scholarly journals in Korea.Design/methodology/approachData were collected from 2010 to 2016 for the number of foreign journal subscriptions held by Foreign Research Information Centers (FRICs), number of FRIC DDS requests, the amount of government funds spent on the subscriptions, etc.FindingsThere has been an increase in the number of foreign journal subscriptions and DDS transactions by FRICs, especially in the fields of science, technology and medicine.Originality/valueThe DDS project in this study offers a useful example of collaboration between the government and academic libraries to provide research communities with foreign scholarly journals.
Interlending & Document Supply – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 16, 2016
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