DCMS guidance to help publishers and deposit libraries to understand their obligations under the new legal deposit regulations.
This guidance is designed to help publishers and deposit libraries to interpret their obligations under the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013 and should be read in conjunction with those regulations.
The objective of the regulations is to allow the preservation of non-print publications for future generations. Under the current legal deposit regime every printed work that is published in the UK is deposited with the British Library and, upon request, with five other legal deposit libraries. These regulations extend that regime so that, in addition to printed works, it also covers non-print works, that is, works published in a medium other than print.