Who are publishers?
'Publishers’ include commercial publishers, government publishers, schools, societies, organisations, clubs, churches, associations and private individuals. Legal deposit does not apply to authors, retail outlets or printers if they are not also the publisher.
What are publications?
'Publications' are those deemed to be available to the general public, or distributed to an audience such as a club membership, either by sale or for free.
Legal deposit applies to printed items such as books, magazines and newspapers and works in any other format including film and video, audio CDs, CD-ROMs, websites and any electronic material.
How does the State Library archive websites?
Once permission is obtained, the State Library employs harvesting software that copies material online from a specified seed URL and publishes it to the PANDORA archive. In most cases, the publisher's assistance is not required.
How do I find out about legal deposit titles?
You can see what's new in our collection and subscribe to the South Australiana resources RSS feed, which lists all the South Australian material added in the last fortnight including legal deposit, donations, and purchased items.