STM (Intl. Assoc. of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers) Sets Out Guiding Principles For Document Delivery
Document delivery of individual journal articles is a supplemental tool used primarily by individuals and organizations to fill small information gaps in their STM content. It is only one of the many ways by which STM journal literature can be accessed and it can best be understood as a “top-up” tool or for occasional journal users. Currently, there are few copyright exceptions and limitations regarding document delivery in the digital environment, but it is possible that their introduction might be contemplated or that the application of other exceptions to digital document delivery is put forward. STM publishers have valuable input to such deliberations and wish to contribute to this debate. In the Statement we set out five guiding principles we believe should be applied in any consideration of this matter.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.