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Free document delivery service for active authors
A huge amount of knowledge resides within printed books. The use of interlibrary loan (ILL) is a cost intensive matter. The WP foundation should organize a free interlibrary loan service for authors with an approved output.
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created on11:56, Saturday, March 26, 2016 (UTC)


Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

The use of books and printed material should be strongly encouraged to write articles in WP. A huge amount of knowledge resides within books, which are currently not online and may never be. Access to copies of book excerpts and journal articles are therfore a fundamental requirement to improve the quality of WP. The use of interlibrary loan (ILL) is a cost intensive matter. Prices vary between 3 and 12 EUR per 20 pages of a copy.

What is your solution?[edit]

The WP foundation should make contracts with important libraries or networks (like Subito in germany) to achive free interlibrary loan service for authors with an approved output. WP has traditionally a strong support from libraries all over the world. This could be a valuable support in addition to the existing WP program for granting access to comercial online databases.

Project goals[edit]

Acccess to written content, stored in libaries all over the world, by removing financial barriers for interlibrary loan within the the realm of WP.

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