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Interlending and document supply: a review of the recent literature: 60

Mike McGrath (Editor, Interlending & Document Supply, Leeds, UK)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 21 August 2007

Abstract

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 is based on 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. Electronic books remain a minority market but screen readability has improved significantly. The mass digitisation of books continues apace. Open access continues to grow but with widely differing views on its impact – the publishers start to fight back.

Originality/value

The paper is a useful source of information for librarians and others interested in document supply and related matters.

Keywords

Citation

McGrath, M. (2007), "Interlending and document supply: a review of the recent literature: 60", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 171-178. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641610710780854

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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