The International Association of STM Publishers (STM) has invited their member publishers to endorse a Statement on Document Delivery for institutions in the 48 United Nations-Designated Least Developed Countries. Participating publishers have agreed to authorize their library customers to provide copies of articles, free of copyright fees, to Research4Life-registered institutions in the 48 Least Developed Countries (which tend to have the worst problems of intermittent electricity supply, shortage of computers, and excruciatingly slow and expensive internet connections). So far, 18 Research4Life publishers have pledged their support, representing nearly 8,000 STM journals.
Through this agreement, librarian customers of these publishers will now be able to offer document delivery services to their colleagues in these least resourced countries without charging the usual publisher copyright fees. STM and the publisher partners are very pleased to offer this expanded access opportunity to those who need it most.
For any queries about the STM Statement contact STM's Director of Outreach Programmes, Richard Gedye at gedye at stm-assoc.org
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