A document delivery service for foreign scholarly journals: the experiences of South Korea

A document delivery service for foreign scholarly journals: the experiences of South Korea 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interlending & Document Supply Emerald Publishing

A document delivery service for foreign scholarly journals: the experiences of South Korea

Interlending & Document Supply, Volume 44 (2): 5 – May 16, 2016

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0264-1615
DOI
10.1108/ILDS-02-2016-0009
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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.

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Interlending & Document SupplyEmerald Publishing

Published: May 16, 2016

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