‘National Bibliographies Transformed: Matters Relating to the Legal Deposit of Electronic Resources’ – The Bibliography Section Open Session at IFLA WLIC 2015

In addition to its section meetings, the Bibliography Section has organised an open session during the 2015 Cape Town conference addressing the legal deposit of electronic resources and the challenges it can pose to national bibliographic agencies.

In many countries the scope of legal deposit is being extended to include electronic resources. However, the legislation and extent of so called ‘e-legal deposit’ varies significantly between countries, as do the methods of collection. Electronic resources pose new challenges to national bibliographic agencies which we wish to explore during this open session

The session (089) will take place from 9.30-11.30 on August 17th in Auditorium 2 of the conference centre and will be chaired by Anders Cato, Chair of the IFLA Bibliography Standing Committee. Papers to be presented will include:

  • Legal Deposit in South Africa: Transformation in a Digital WorldDenise Nicholson (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • The Czech National Bibliography: New Steps to CompletenessEdita Lichtenbergova (National Library of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Ensuring Metadata Quality of e-Legal Deposit in an Ever-Changing Environment – Stina Degerstedt (National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Legal Deposit of Ebooks in France and its Bearings on Cataloguing and the National BibliographyMathilde Koskas (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France)

We invite colleagues to attend these sessions to find out more about this important topic, ask questions and share experiences.