The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the most recent literature concerning document supply and related matters.
The article is based on the reading of over 150 journals as well as monographs, reports and websites.
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.
The paper is a useful source of information for librarians and others interested in document supply and related matters.
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