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

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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)
Title of host publicationExperimentation and Collaboration
Subtitle of host publicationCreating Serials for a New Millenium
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781000524758
ISBN (Print)9781032165462
StatePublished - Dec 13 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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