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Interlending and document supply: a review of the recent literature: 63

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

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 30 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the most recent literature concerning document supply and related matters.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is based on the reading of over 150 journals as well as monographs, reports and web sites.

Findings

It was found that fundamental debate on the direction of scholarly publishing continues intensely. Electronic books remain a minority market but the literature at least remains optimistic. The mass digitisation of books continues apace and print on demand is becoming big business. Open access continues to grow but with continuing and widely differing views on its impact. Recent mandating decisions will mean a step change in the establishment of institutional and subject repositories. Publisher pay‐per‐view is starting to stir.

Originality/value

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

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Citation

McGrath, M. (2008), "Interlending and document supply: a review of the recent literature: 63", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 36 No. 2, pp. 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641610810878576

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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