Non-Print Legal Deposit: it's here !
Ten years after the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 established the principle, from tomorrow we shall be beginning to archive the whole of the UK web domain, in partnership with the other five legal deposit libraries for the UK. The new regulations are here.
I thought it worth drawing together some key information, along with some of the media coverage that has appeared this week.
- the processes by which we will be harvesting the content (particularly for webmasters);
- how we define the UK web domain;
- what users will and won't be able to do with the archived content in reading rooms;
- our Notice and Takedown Policy;
- data security.
There has also been much coverage in the media, including (in roughly chronological order):
Associated Press (4 April)
The Verge (4 April)
Wired (5 April)
BBC News (5 April)
Daily Express (5 April)
Daily Telegraph (5 April)
International Business Times (5 April)
Paidcontent.org (5 April)
Times Higher Education Supplement (6 April)
Al Jazeera (6 April) (with video)
ZDNET (by @jackschofield) (8 April)
The Spectator (Books Blog) (11 April)
Peter Webster, Web Archiving Engagement and Liaison Manager