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Electronic Legal Deposit

Electronic Legal Deposit

Shaping the library collections of the future

Electronic Legal Deposit Book Cover

We’re very pleased to say that Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future is now out, from Facet Publishing, edited by Paul Gooding and Melissa Terras. We believe that this is the first book to attempt to draw together an overview of contemporary activities in major organisations and institutions trying to preserve our digital […]

DLF White Paper

Our white paper, published in 2019, reports on the findings of the Digital Library Futures project (2017-2019), which investigates the impact of Non-Print Legal Deposit (NPLD) on academic legal deposit libraries and their users in the United Kingdom. This white paper provides the first research into this topic, and represents a benchmark study which holds […]

For those who don’t know what electronic legal deposit legislation is, lets back up a bit. It is of course related to legal deposit, and as we say in the introduction to our book on the topic: Legal deposit is the regulatory requirement that a person or group submit copies of their publications to a […]

Since legal deposit regulations were introduced to the UK in the 17th Century, society has benefited from the systematic preservation of our written cultural heritage. In 2013 these regulations were expanded to incorporate non-print materials, an important addition that simultaneously secured much of the UK’s written digital heritage, and created several major challenges to institutional […]


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