Document delivery service
A document delivery service is a service provider that delivers copies of specialist articles from specialist journals , contributions from anthologies ( conference proceedings , etc.) or parts of other publications as photocopies or in electronic form (then usually scanned as PDF ) for a fee by post or e-mail .
It is therefore a further development of interlibrary loan . The best-known German document delivery services are subito (an association made up of libraries ) and GetInfo . In the mid-2000s, it was discussed whether German copyright law would allow such an electronic delivery service. For this reason, Subito was sued by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (see the judgment of the Munich Higher Regional Court on the mailing of copies 2007).
- Ferdinand Grassmann: The electronic sending of copies within the framework of the barriers. Legal comparison, especially between German and English copyright law. Series of publications of the Archives for Copyright and Media Law Vol. 241, Nomos, Baden-Baden 2006, ISBN 3-8329-2308-X .