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|Title:||Observations on the development of non-print legal deposit in the UK|
|Author(s):||Richard Gibby, (British Library, London, UK), Caroline Brazier, (British Library, London, UK)|
|Citation:||Richard Gibby, Caroline Brazier, (2012) "Observations on the development of non-print legal deposit in the UK", Library Review, Vol. 61 Iss: 5, pp.362 - 377|
|Keywords:||Archives, British Library, Copyright, Electronic publishing, Legal deposit, National Libraries, United Kingdom|
|DOI:||10.1108/00242531211280487 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||This paper was originally presented during IFLA 2011 Annual World Library and Information Congress held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 13-18 August 2011.Published with the kind permission of IFLA.http://www.ifla.org/|
Purpose – The process of developing and implementing UK legislation for the legal deposit of electronic and other non-print publications has been lengthy and remains incomplete, although the Government has consulted on draft regulations for implementation in 2013. The purpose of this paper is to provide a short account of progress and review the experience, analysing several factors that have influenced the legislative process and helped shape the proposed regulations. It summarises the regulatory and non-regulatory steps taken by the UK legal deposit libraries to address the legitimate concerns of publishers and describes some of the practical implications of implementing legal deposit for non-print publications.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws upon the personal experiences of the authors, who have been directly involved in the legislative process and negotiations with publishers and other stakeholders.
Findings – The paper provides new information and a summary of key issues and outcomes, with explanations and some insights into the factors that have influenced them.
Originality/value – This paper provides new information about the development of legal deposit in the UK and a review of the issues that have affected its progress.