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The Impact of E-Legal Deposit in the Academic Sector


Digital Library Futures: The Impact of E-Legal Deposit in the Academic Sector is a two-year AHRC-funded project based in the school of Art, Media and American Studies at UEA, in collaboration with colleagues from the Edinburgh Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh, and the UCL Department of Information Studies. The project team will work with the Bodleian Libraries and Cambridge University Library to investigate the impact of changes to electronic legal deposit legislation upon UK academic deposit libraries and their users.

We aim to answer the following key research question: what is the impact of non-print legal deposit upon academic deposit libraries and their users? In doing so, we hope that the project will contribute not only to understanding and developing digital collections for academic deposit libraries, but also to international debates on the future of libraries in the digital age.