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Viewpoint: open access – a nail in the coffin of ILL?

Mike McGrath (Leeds, UK)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 11 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the arguments for the survival of interlibrary lending (ILL) in an open access environment.

Design/methodology/approach

Viewpoint – a brief narrative.

Findings

That ILL will survive!

Originality/value

Useful in being one of the few (only?) articles to counter the widespread assumption ‘that everything is free on the web’, thus leading to the demise of ILL.

Keywords

Citation

McGrath, M. (2014), "Viewpoint: open access – a nail in the coffin of ILL?", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 42 No. 4, pp. 196-198. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-07-2014-0035

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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