British Library On Demand service extends to ‘least developed’ countries

« The On Demand document supply service provided by the British Library to non-commercial UK institutions has been extended to institutions in countries characterised by the United Nations as ‘least developed’.

One of the Library’s core aims is the advancement of knowledge throughout the world, and the extension of the document supply service is intended to support scientists and researchers in countries which have limited access to research materials.

The Library is committed to reducing the knowledge gap between nations and individuals and takes part in initiatives both in the UK and overseas which support this goal. The extension of the document delivery service on the same basis as that provided to UK institutions, was initiated after discussion with publishers and other stakeholders, demonstrating how those in the publishing and information environment are keen to support access to knowledge. (…) »