Friday, 11 August 2017


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The National Library of Australia has posted about their electronic collections exponential increase as a result of changes to the Copyright Act 18 months ago.  They have added:
·         over 5,900 ebooks - an astronomical increase on the 300 or so ebooks collected in the previous twelve months
·         over 19,000 electronic issues across nearly 1,100 e-journals, magazines and newsletters
·         almost 150 electronic music scores, and
·         10,151 e-map files.

Over 500 publishers have deposited electronic publications, through the National Library's edeposit service which covers books, journals, magazines, newsletters, maps, music scores and more. There are of course some restrictions to access for some publications placed by the publishers to protect their commercial interest.  However one-third of the deposited materials allow for open or view-only access.  Those publications are available to Australians wherever they live or might be through Trove, The National Library of Australia's free genealogical and historical collaborative resource online system which includes content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research organizations   at:

For those edeposit publications that are not permitted for online access for open view or view only access, they are available in the Library's reading rooms within a secure environment. 

To read the National Library of Australia's post see:


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