This paper aims to investigate the feasibility of using the rapidly developing print on‐demand (POD) services to provide an alternative to interlibrary loan.
The current state of the print on‐demand market is described and various developments considered including ILL.
It was found that POD is probably not the “new interlibrary loan” heralded two years ago but books printed on demand and associated services will play a key role in helping librarians address patron needs.
This is the only paper so far to evaluate POD services specifically in relation to interlibrary loan.
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