This paper aims to provide a review of the most recent literature concerning document supply and related matters.
This article is based on the reading of over 150 journals as well as monographs, reports and web sites.
Electronic books remain a minority market but the literature at least remains optimistic and readers are improving in quality and acceptability. 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 both the creation and the growth of institutional and subject repositories. Increasing concerns are being expressed about the monopolistic implications of Google and there are some stout counter arguments. A number of interesting articles on document supply show it to be in robust health.
The paper is a useful source of information for librarians and others interested in document supply and related matters.
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