Tag Archives: legal deposit

Embracing digital change: Electronic deposit 18 months on at NLA

(1 August 2017) In February 2016 the National Library of Australia welcomed long-anticipated changes to the Copyright Act.  For the first time in its history, the Library could collect electronic publications under the legal deposit provisions of the Act. 18 months later what has the library collected? over 5,900 ebooks – an increase on the […]


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New legal deposit service in Australia

(21 February 2016) Legal deposit legislation has ensured that the National Library of Australia has collected Australia’s print publications for more than 100 years. Digital history was made on 17 February 2016 as amendments to the legal deposit provisions in the Copyright Act 1968 came into effect, extending the legislation to capture the online publishing […]


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How the National Library of Australia is working to preserve our digital present

(5 August 2015) Changes to copyright law will allow the National Library of Australia to significantly increase its collection of electronic publications, including eBooks and websites In addition to expanding legal deposit provisions to encompass eBooks, the amendment will allow the NLA to issue a request for electronic material that it considers belongs in its […]


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Collecting Digital: Legal Deposit extended for the National Library of Australia

(1 July 2015) This extension to the Library’s Legal Deposit scheme means that the library can now archive Australia’s digital content alongside more traditional published works.  Guidelines as to how people can deposit their works have been developed in conjunction with industry and the Attorney-General’s Department, and we understand they will be published shortly on […]


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NSLA to begin infrastructure projects

(21 April 2015) As part of the ‘shared solutions’ strategy in its new strategic plan, National and State Libraries Australia agreed to begin several infrastructure projects, notably a joint evaluation of a digital preservation solution, and an initial investigation of an integrated approach to digital legal deposit. The first phase of these projects will run […]


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New IPA report on electronic legal deposit

(15 August 2015) Legal deposit schemes, which require publishers to submit copies of books and journals to a national library, is considered a vital part in preserving a country’s cultural heritage. While national approaches to legal deposit developed over centuries, the digital age has meant that countries suddenly need to adapt legal deposit schemes so that they work […]


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Legal deposit to save the UK’s digital heritage

Regulations coming into force on 6 April will enable six major libraries to collect, preserve and provide long term access to the increasing proportion of the UK’s cultural and intellectual output that appears in digital form – including blogs, e-books and the entire UK web domain. (4 April 2013) From this point forward, the British […]


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It’s very good to have you in Taiwan

National Central Library holds award ceremony for publishers depositing their publications ‎(6 March 2013) For the first time since its establishment 80 years ago, the National Central Library held at its lecture hall “Cultural Heritage, Leading Academia: National Central Library Holds Thanksgiving Tea Party”. It was attended by approximately 160 publishers and 60 college persons. […]


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