IFLA Audiovisual & Multimedia Legal Deposit Survey

As one of the activities in support of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on Tuesday 27th October, the IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section (AVMS) is launching a Survey of the state of legal deposit for audiovisual documents around the world.
There is little information available on this subject, yet there is a great need for such an assessment due to the threatened loss of materials. Our audiovisual heritage needs to be preserved in order to protect the fundamental human right to universal access to information. It is hoped that information on worldwide practices will help individual countries obtain or improve their own legal deposit legislation.
To carry out this study, we are gathering data from as many countries as possible to learn about the state of legal deposit or its equivalent. You can contribute by completing this
questionnaire, which will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time.

You can contribute by completing this questionnaire yourself, and/or forwarding this message to colleagues in any institutions you know of that either already administer legal deposit of Audiovisual Materials or have a national or regional role in collecting one or more types of AV, including graphic documents (photos, posters, prints, engravings, etc.), films and videos (35mm, 16mm, Betacam, VHS, DVD, etc.), broadcasts (television, radio, webcast, etc.), sound recordings (cylinders, vinyl discs, audio cassettes, CDs, etc.), websites, software, databases, online journals, e-books, computer games, or audio books.

The deadline for completed questionnaires has been delayed until end of February 2010.

We are very grateful for your help.

Survey URL: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=SYCHJCUfA2y91weXb8ZuTQ_3d_3d

Alternate URL: http://tinyurl.com/avms-survey

If you are unable to fill out the survey online, please click here to download a PDF of the survey so that you can print it out, fill it in, and mail it by postal service to: please mail it by postal service to:

Legal Deposit Survey
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program
New York University
665 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Audiovisual and Multimedia

Last update: 5 October 2012