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Between open access and copyright: document supply in France

Joachim Schöpfel (INIST‐CNRS, Vandoeuvre‐lès‐Nancy and University of Nancy, Nancy, France)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 September 2005




The article aims to provide an update on the situation of document supply and interlibrary loan in France in the first months of 2005. The main topic is open access to scientific information.


Describes open access, consortial purchasing, national archives, portals, electronic delivery and legal issues. Some evidence is given on the impact of electronic journals on document supply.


In the France of 2005, the legal environment and the (science, technical and medical) STM lobby continue to strengthen the position of rights‐holders (publishers) and to increase restrictions and prices of access to scientific information, fixing unrealistic copyright fees around a US$30 level.


Provides international interlending and document supply (ILDS) practitioners with intelligence on the current developments in interlending and document supply in France.



Schöpfel, J. (2005), "Between open access and copyright: document supply in France", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 33 No. 3, pp. 158-161.



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