Proposed Rule: Library of Congress to Collect Every E-Book (Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books)
In a notice of proposed rulemaking to be published April 16, the Library of Congress will begin including published e-books under its mandatory deposit rule, but only on a by-request basis.
Mandatory deposit requires publishers to submit two copies of the work’s “best edition” — the edition determined by the Library to be most suitable for its purposes — within three months of publication.
Previously, the mandatory deposit rule specifically excluded electronic-only works from the collection of copyrightable works.
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Read the Complete Notice “Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books” (via Public Inspection Office, Federal Register)
32 pages; PDF.
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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.