The British Library Submits Sesponse to DCMS Consultation on Non-Print Legal Deposit
From a BL Announcement:
The British Library has today submitted its response to the DCMS [Dept. of Culture, Media, and Sport] Consultation on the Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (non-print works) Regulations 2013.
A number of improvements have been made to the draft Regulations since the last consultation and the Library supports them overall; however some issues remain of concern, including the exclusion of microbusinesses from the regulations and the restrictions that continue to be placed upon the use of deposited material even after copyright has expired.
The Library urges the Government to consider these issues with care before laying the Regulations before Parliament without further delay – without which information and records of major events from the 21st century continue to be lost to a digital black hole.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.