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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - May 7 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences