Economie issues in document delivery: Access versus ownership and library consortia

Bruce R. Kingma, Bruce R. Kingma

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Abstract

In theory, a consortium of libraries that offers members joint collection development and priority access to interlibrary loan can provide savings to its members when compared to commercial document delivery, traditional interlibrary loan, or ownership of journal subscriptions. This paper presents an economic analysis of library consortium, the potential savings from consortium delivery of scholarly articles and joint collection development, and the effects of changes in subscription prices and copyright fees on consortium decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalSerials Librarian
Volume34
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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