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Lidar scan of the National Library of Scotland stacks, courtesy of ECA student, Asad Khan, www.theentropyproject.com

Co-editors Dr. Paul Gooding (Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, University of Glasgow) and Prof. Melissa Terras (Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, University of Edinburgh) and contributors, discuss new publication “Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future.”

Legal deposit libraries, the national and academic institutions that systematically preserve our written cultural record, have recently been mandated with expanding their collection practices to include digitised and born-digital materials. To date, though, there’s been far too little consideration of the impact of e-legal deposit on the 21st century library, or upon present and future users. This edited collection is a timely opportunity to bring together international authorities who are placed to explore the social, institutional and user impacts of e-legal deposit.

To celebrate the release of the book, the Edinburgh Centre for Data Culture & Society, in collaboration with Information Studies at the University of Glasgow, is delighted to invite you to this seminar. We will consider how e-legal deposit is being adopted, and how legal deposit regulations are increasingly and intimately related to issues of digital preservation, access, and digital materiality. We will be hearing from a range of contributors to the volume, followed by a panel session chaired by co-editor Prof. Melissa Terras. Please do join us to hear more about the book, and for fascinating discussions about the role of legal deposit in the digital age!

Schedule of Speakers

1. Paul Gooding, University of Glasgow: Considering users in E-legal Deposit

2. Isabel Galina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: E-Legal Deposit in Mexico

3. Graeme Hawley, National Library of Scotland: iPad in a glass case: wired or weird?

Panel Session chaired by Melissa Terras

“Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future” (eds. Paul Gooding and Melissa Terras) will be published by Facet Publishing in October 2020. For further information, please click here to visit the publisher's website.

Seminar event recording

 

First broadcast on 5 November 2020.

This recording is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

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