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The Impact of E-Legal Deposit in the Academic Sector

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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",...
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