May 28, 2022

International Publishers Association Releases Report on Electronic Legal Deposit

Recently released and available online today from the International Publishers Association (IPA).

From the IPA Web Site:

Legal deposit schemes, which require publishers to submit copies of books and journals to a national library, is considered a vital part in preserving a country’s cultural heritage. While national approaches to legal deposit developed over centuries, the digital age has meant that countries suddenly need to adapt legal deposit schemes so that they work securely and effectively for electronic publications.

A new IPA report reveals how policies and processes are being developed and implemented which allow digital content, whether in the form of e-books, journals, blogs or website content, to be collected and archived. It contains in-depth analysis of schemes in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, France and Italy, as well as details from Japan, China, Brazil, the United States, Australia and Canada.

Direct to Full Text Report (9 pages; PDF)

See Also: List of IPA Members

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.