You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) using Archive-It. This page was captured on 22:32:11 Dec 14, 2015, and is part of the UNESCO collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page.
Loading media information hide
 UNESCO.ORG | Education | Natural Sciences | Social & Human Sciences | Culture | Communication & Information


Graphic element

Communication and Information Resources

Graphic element


Open space to showcase UNESCO’s application of knowledge societies

Guidelines for legal deposit legislation

The present document, prepared by a CDNL Working Group chaired by Brian Lang, Chief Executive of the British Library, suggests guidelines for national libraries both in developing and developed countries on how to prepare proposals for the legal deposit of electronic publications and on how to house and maintain such publications.
It complements the UNESCO ‘Guidelines for legal deposit legislation’, prepared in 1981 by Jean Lunn (PGI-81/WS/23). The main purposes of legal deposit are to create a comprehensive collection of national publications and to compile an authoritative national bibliographic record, in order to ensure their preservation and provide easy access to them. It is just as appropriate that these two essential functions should apply to the electronic publishing environment as they do to the traditional print on paper environment.

This publication does not exist in electronic format and it is not available for the download.
English File
French File
Spanish File
File External link
File External link

Bibliographic reference: URL External link
External link
Collation 61 p.
Author(s) Larivière, Jules
Publication year 2000
Document code CII.00/WS/7

UNESCO & Communication and Information Sector