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Serials Review

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A-Z Academic Article Collection, Collection development, Document delivery, Electronic journals, Get It Now, Interlibrary loan, ReadCube Access


Increasing serials costs and shrinking budgets present challenges for academic libraries to continue providing sufficient access to scholarly articles. Rapid document delivery services can serve as an effective means to fill the gap caused by serials cancellations. This column examines several of the existing document delivery service providers and addresses issues involved in their implementation.


This article was original published in Serials Review 44, no. 3 (2018): 241-246.



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