No. Copyright protection is granted automatically in Australia from the moment a work is created. Creators of works held by the State Library retain their copyright. The State Library provides access under the terms of copyright. See the Australian Copyright Council for author/publisher copyright advice.
Yes. South Australia's legal deposit regulations apply to material published outside the state but of relevance to South Australia.
Yes. Works with and without ISBNs/ISSNs should be lodged if they are available to the general public. ISBNs/ISSNs are not affilitated with legal deposit or copyright but will aid in the discovery of your material. If you wish to acquire one, contact the ISBN Agency within Thorpe-Bowker.
Yes but, as only one is legally required, the other copies will be subject to evaluation. A second copy may be placed in our SA Ready Reference Collection on open access, in any other collection deemed appropriate or will be returned to the donor if not required.
Publisher's lodging material at the Information Desk will receive a receipt. For posted material, publishers of serials will receive a receipt for the first issue only. Publishers of other material will receive a receipt itemising individual titles.
Special arrangements may be made with major publishers regarding receipts to save State Library resources. If you are in doubt as to the progress of your lodgement, check the catalogue.
You can subscribe to our RSS feed on new South Australiana resources which lists all the South Australian material added in the last fortnight including legal deposit, donations, and purchased items.
The State Library will observe any licensing restrictions required by copyright holders. This may mean that these publications are not accessible outside the State Library for an embargo period, or for the duration of copyright.
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.
No. The State Library seeks to preserve publicly available material. Newsletters or other information behind a password or 'members-only' section of a website will not be actively sought as they are not considered to be available to the general public. Additionally, this material cannot be accessed via PANDORA from a technical perspective.
Yes. Permission to collect and re-publish SA government material online needs to be negotiated with individual department/agency heads at this point in time. State Library is keen for departments to provide blanket permissions for all their electronic material which will negate the need for repeated individual permission requests.
Yes. The PDF files will be copied from the USB and stored on our State Library servers. The USB drive can be returned to you upon request.
The National and State Libraries Australasia has produced a Personal Digital Archive Toolkit which contains information on how to manage your own digital material. This will help you if you wish to donate it to the State Library's archival collections at a later date.