27 October 2016

Legal deposit survey

By Mikael Johansson

On the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016, IFLA’s Audiovisual and Multimedia Section and IASA’s National Archives Section join forces to launch a new survey of audiovisual deposit laws.

Why a survey?

Our audiovisual heritage needs to be preserved in order to provide universal access to information. But there is little information on the state of legal deposit for audiovisual documents around the world. We hope that such information on worldwide practices will help individual countries to obtain or improve their own legal deposit legislation.

We need your help

To create the new AV Legal Deposit register, for each country about which you have knowledge, please complete this short questionnaire:

IASA-IFLA legal deposit survey

And, note that we need information even for those countries that do not have legal deposit legislation for audiovisual materials. By completing the questionnaire, you will help to build a useful reference source.

Information provided will be published online by IASA and by IFLA as a permanent reference to legal deposit legislation, country by country.

Thank you for your contributions to this initiative!

Audiovisual and Multimedia, Audiovisual and multimedia resources, Library collections, Cultural heritage, Leagal deposit

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