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The Impact of E-Legal Deposit in the Academic Sector

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Legal Deposit and the Digital Humanities: Digital Library Futures hits Mexico City!

Dr. Paul Gooding (Principal Investigator) Now that the jetlag has worn off, I thought it time to update you all properly on the recent Digital Library Futures trip to Digital Humanities 2018. DH2018 was the latest of the annual international conference, organised by the Association of Digital Humanities Organisations, which took place in Mexico City from 26th to 29th June 2018. The conference brings together a broad audience of DH researchers, library professionals, and others in...

Digital Library Futures at DH2018

      The 2018 Digital Humanities Conference, organised by the Association of Digital Humanities Organizations in conjunction with El Colegio de México, La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and La Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD), takes place this year in Mexico City from 26-29 June. According to the conference website, DH2018 is a space for diversity and dialogue in digital research and teaching across all arts, social sciences and...

National Library of Scotland Reading Room in Glasgow

  Fredric Saunderson, Intellectual Property Specialist at the National Library of Scotland, and DLF Steering Group member   The National Library of Scotland is Scotland’s largest library and one of the UK’s five legal deposit libraries, along with the British Library, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, and Cambridge University Library. (1)   Rooted in Edinburgh’s history as a legal hub, the Library began life as the...

Seeking Information on Users Seeking Information

Linda Berube, DLF Senior Research Associate   The UK legislated for the collection of electronic resources through legal deposit in 2013. Since that time, UK legal deposit libraries have been providing ebooks, ejournals, and a web archive, indeed a wealth of British intellectual and creative culture, to the public. The Digital Library Futures (DLF) project commenced its examination of e-legal deposit (eLD) in 2017, the year designated for the undertaking of a review...

The Past, Present, and Possible Futures of Legal Deposit

Dr. Paul Gooding (Principal Investigator) Sir Thomas Bodley casts a long shadow over the history of libraries in the United Kingdom. In 1598, with the library at Oxford University in a state of disrepair, Bodley's offer to lead its restoration was accepted. The resultant library, named in his honour, was formally re-opened in 1602. Eight years later, he created the precursor to legal deposit in the UK. His 1610 agreement with the "Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers",...