October 17, 2019

Proposed Rule: Library of Congress to Collect Every E-Book (Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books)

From FCW:

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.

Read the Complete Article

Read the Complete Notice “Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books” (via Public Inspection Office, Federal Register)
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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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