Results of the Survey of Digital Legal Deposit Policies and Practices at National Libraries

(25 July 2018) In 2014 seventeen National Libraries were surveyed about their born digital news content, legal deposit policies and practices. The results of the survey were presented at the 2015 International News Media Conference hosted by the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden. Three years later, the authors expanded their team and the focus of the survey from news to all types of digital content.

Understanding the scope, purposes and information sought in previous surveys as well as how questions were constructed to elicit quality responses, the group designed a new survey with the intent to obtain the latest information on policies and practices.  The work has allowed new insights into the state of play – and trends – in digital preservation. The results from the survey have been analysed and put into a paper. The paper has been presented at the IFLA News Media Conference.

The seventeen national libraries include Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

IFLA has the announcement and a link to the full paper.