Legal deposit

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Legal deposit is a legal requirement that a person or group submit copies of their publications to a repository, usually a library.wikipedia
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National library

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Typically, the national library is one of the repositories of these copies.
Some states which are not independent, but who wish to preserve their particular culture, have established a national library with all the attributes of such institutions, such as legal deposit.

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

Bibliothèque nationale du QuébecNational Library and Archives of QuebecBAnQ
The province of Quebec also requires deposit of two copies of any document be deposited to Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec within 7 days of its publication.
'National Library and Archives of Quebec') or BAnQ is a Quebec government agency which manages the province's legal deposit system, national archives, and national library.

National Library of China

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In China, Article 22 of Regulations on the Administration of Publication (2001) states that three copies of each printed publication should be submitted to the National Library of China, one copy to the Archives Library of Chinese Publications and one copy to the administrative department for publication under the State Council.
In 1916, the library received depository library status.

Library and Archives Canada

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Materials deposited in the archives are catalogued; the catalogs are available as part of the Library and Archives Canada website.
LAC's holdings include the archival records of the Government of Canada, representative private archives, 20 million books acquired largely through legal deposit, 24 million photographs, and more than a petabyte of digital content.

Library

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Legal deposit is a legal requirement that a person or group submit copies of their publications to a repository, usually a library.
A national or state library serves as a national repository of information, and has the right of legal deposit, which is a legal requirement that publishers in the country need to deposit a copy of each publication with the library.

British Library

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One copy of each book and periodical published in the Republic of Ireland must be deposited with the National Library of Ireland (NLI), the British Library, and each of the seven university libraries: Trinity College Library and those of the University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU), and the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland (NUI).
As a legal deposit library, the British Library receives copies of all books produced in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including a significant proportion of overseas titles distributed in the UK.

Delhi Public Library

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The Delivery of Books Act 1954 enacted by the Indian parliament regulates the deposit of books published in India to the National Library of India, Kolkata and three other libraries namely, Connemara Public Library, Chennai; Central Library, Mumbai and the Delhi Public Library.
Delhi Public Library is a national depository library in the Indian state of Delhi.

National Library of Colombia

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On March 25, 1834, the first legal deposit law was decreed, which required that all copies of printed material in the country be sent to the library for storage.

Trinity College Library

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One copy of each book and periodical published in the Republic of Ireland must be deposited with the National Library of Ireland (NLI), the British Library, and each of the seven university libraries: Trinity College Library and those of the University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU), and the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland (NUI).
It is a legal deposit or "copyright library", which means that publishers in Ireland must deposit a copy of all their publications there, free of charge.

National and University Library of Iceland

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In Iceland, four copies of any published, printed, material must be sent to the National and University Library of Iceland, three of which will be kept there, and one of which will be kept at Amtsbókasafnið á Akureyri in Akureyri.
The library is the main legal deposit library in Iceland.

Bodleian Library

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Four other British libraries can submit a written request for a copy within a year: the Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.
Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom, and under Irish law it is entitled to request a copy of each book published in the Republic of Ireland.

National Library of Scotland

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Four other British libraries can submit a written request for a copy within a year: the Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.
The National Library of Scotland (Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba, Naitional Leebrar o Scotland) is the legal deposit library of Scotland and is one of the country's National Collections.

National Library of Wales

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Four other British libraries can submit a written request for a copy within a year: the Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.
The National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru), Aberystwyth, is the national legal deposit library of Wales and is one of the Welsh Government sponsored bodies.

Cambridge University Library

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Four other British libraries can submit a written request for a copy within a year: the Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.
Cambridge University Library is one of the six legal deposit libraries under UK law.

National Library of Finland

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The National Audiovisual Archive collects and preserves broadcast materials, whereas the National Library of Finland (Helsinki University Library renamed) takes care of capturing and preserving Web content.
By Finnish law, the National Library is a legal deposit library and receives copies of all printed matter, as well as audiovisual materials excepting films, produced in Finland or for distribution in Finland.

Ordonnance de Montpellier

In France, legal deposit was initiated by the Ordonnance de Montpellier of 1537, under which a copy of any published book had to be delivered to the king's library, for conservation purposes.
The Ordonnance de Montpellier, signed on 28 December 1537 by Francis I of France, established the first legal deposit system.

National Library of the Faroe Islands

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Legal deposit of four copies of every publication is required to the National Library of the Faroe Islands under a law passed on July 16, 1952.
The library underwent renewed expansion and under a law passed on 16 June 1952 is a depository library: publishers are legally required to deposit four copies of all printed materials in the collection.

Biblioteca di Brera

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For instance, the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense is the Lombardy legal deposit library since 1788 (when it covered the Duchy of Milan), and the National Central Library of Florence since 1743 (for the Grand Duchy of Tuscany).
Initially it contained large historical and scientific collections before it was charged with the legal deposit of all publications from Milan.

Osmothèque

France is also unique in the world in funding the Osmothèque, a legal deposit scent and fragrance archive to preserve perfume formulas.
As a legal deposit archive, the Osmothèque receives a supply of all new perfumes produced in France and much of the world, in addition to those obtained through its program for content acquisitions.

National Library of New Zealand

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The legal deposit was initiated in 1903 in New Zealand, and requires that copies of all printed documents, offline documents (e.g. DVDs), internet publications and websites are sent to the National Library of New Zealand within 20 working days of publication.

National and University Library in Zagreb

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Of these, two are received by the National and University Library in Zagreb, while university and scientific libraries in Osijek, Rijeka, Pula, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Mostar receive one copy each.
As a result of legal deposit regulations introduced in 1816 bearing on the University of Pest, the library's national importance began to increase.

National Library of Poland

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The National Library of Poland and the Jagiellonian Library receive two copies of all publications, one of which is to be stored indefinitely.
The National Library receives a copy of every book published in Poland as legal deposit.

Hong Kong Central Library

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This requirement did not include any library under the previous Regional Council (the another municipal council in Hong Kong), and was not amended since the Hong Kong Central Library was open and replaced the City Hall Library as the main library for the whole dependent territory.

Dublin City University

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One copy of each book and periodical published in the Republic of Ireland must be deposited with the National Library of Ireland (NLI), the British Library, and each of the seven university libraries: Trinity College Library and those of the University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU), and the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland (NUI).
DCU library is a deposit library, making it legally entitled to a copy of every book published in Ireland.

National Library Service of Kenya

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The Acts gives the mandate to Kenya National Library Service and the Registrar of Books and Newspapers.
It serves as the repository for legal deposits in accordance with the Books and Newspapers Act of the laws of Kenya which enforces the preservation of books, magazines, and other publications produced in the country.