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A Celebration of Legal Deposit: The Inspiration of Collecting and Preserving our Nations’ Written Heritage
September 4, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm BST
The UK’s Legal Deposit Libraries invite you to – A Celebration of Legal Deposit: The Inspiration of Collecting and Preserving our Nations’ Written Heritage – a one-day symposium on Legal Deposit, co-hosted by the six UK Legal Deposit Libraries: The British Library, Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge University Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales, and Trinity College Dublin.
The year 2023 marks ten years since the introduction of non-print (electronic) legal deposit regulations in the UK and Ireland. The six UK Legal Deposit Libraries are marking this anniversary with a one-day international symposium to celebrate this joint endeavour. The event aims to bring colleagues from across the globe together to be inspired by each other, to learn about legislation in different parts of the world and to start a conversation about a community of practice. The symposium will provide an opportunity to examine the wider aspects of print and digital legal deposit and acknowledge the on-going collaboration between publishers and the deposit libraries to ensure the long-term preservation of written heritage across the world.
The symposium will explore the following themes: T
- The importance of Legal Deposit in preserving our culture
- The implementation and legislation of digital Legal Deposit
- The Future challenges and opportunities for Legal Deposit
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