Purpose – The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the most recent literature concerning document supply and related matters. Design/methodology/approach – The article covers the reading of over 150 journals as well as monographs, reports and websites. Findings – That the fundamental debate on the direction of scholarly publishing continues intensely and that opposition is growing to DRM constraints. Electronic books remain a small minority market but the mass digitisation of books is proceeding apace. Open access continues to grow but with widely differing views on its impact – the publishers start to fight back. Originality/value – The paper represents a useful source of information for librarians and others interested in document supply and related matters.
Interlending & Document Supply – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 5, 2007
Keywords: Interlending; Resource sharing; Copyright law; Electronic books
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