NED is an online service for the deposit, archiving, discovery and delivery of published electronic material across Australia, enabling publishers to deposit once to fulfil its state/territory and national legal deposit obligations simply and efficiently.
Who are publishers?
'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.
What are publications?
'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.
How does the State Library archive websites?
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.
My work does not have an ISBN/ISSN. Do I have to deposit it?
Yes. Works with and without ISBNs/ISSNs should be deposited 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.
How do I find out about legal deposit titles?
You can subscribe to our RSS feed on new South Australiana resources which lists all the South Australian material added in the last fortnight including legal deposit, donations, and purchased items.
How do I contact the Parliamentary Library of SA?
The Parliamentary Librarian
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8237 9398