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The changing role of the subscription agent

John Cox (Director of B H Blackwell Ltd, and heads its Periodicals Subscription Service Division. After graduating in Law from Oxford and being called to the Bar he moved into publishing, including The Open University, Butterworth's and, most recently, as Managing Director of Scholastic, the educational and children's publisher. He is also active in public life as Chairman of the Air Transport Users Committee.)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 March 1992



Examines the way subscription agents must adapt to changing market needs as intermediaries between libraries and publishers. Compares the value of printed journals as a means of disseminating academic information with the cost advantages of electronic media. Surmises that while printed journals remain essential for peer‐review purposes, the use of electronic media will grow and the subscription agent must embrace these new formats.



Cox, J. (1992), "The changing role of the subscription agent", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 20 No. 3, pp. 108-110.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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