'Publishers’ include commercial publishers, government publishers, schools, societies, organisations, clubs, churches, associations and private individuals. Legal deposit does not apply to authors, retail outlets or printers if they are not also the publisher.
'Publications' are those deemed to be available to the general public either by sale or for free.
Legal deposit applies to printed items such as books, magazines and newspapers and works in any other format including film and video, audio CDs, CD-Roms, websites and any electronic material.
The State Library will observe any licensing restrictions required by copyright holders. This may mean that these publications are not accessible outside the State Library for an embargo period, or for the duration of copyright.
Once permission is obtained, the State Library employs harvesting software that copies material online from a specified seed URL and publishes it to the PANDORA archive. In most cases, the publisher's assistance is not required.
Newsletters or other information behind a password or 'members-only' section of a website will not be actively sought as they are not considered to be available to the general public. Additionally, this material cannot be accessed via PANDORA from a technical perspective.
No. Copyright protection is granted automatically in Australia from the moment a work is created. Creators of works held by the State Library retain their copyright. The State Library provides access under the terms of copyright. See the Australian Copyright Council for author/publisher copyright advice.
Yes. Works with and without ISBNs/ISSNs should be lodged if they are available to the general public. ISBNs/ISSNs are not affilitated with legal deposit or copyright but will aid in the discovery of your material. If you wish to acquire one, contact the ISBN Agency within Thorpe-Bowker.
Yes but, as only one is legally required, the other copies will be subject to evaluation. A second copy may be placed in our SA Ready Reference Collection on open access, in any other collection deemed appropriate or will be returned to the donor if not required.
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The Parliamentary Librarian
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8237 9398