[LINK] Re: legal deposit
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sat Jul 24 20:40:41 EST 2004
Dear Sandra and all ..
At 04:35 PM 24/07/2004 +1000, Tony wrote:
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Sandra Henderson" <SHENDERS at nla.gov.au>
>> Date: 21 July 2004 8:04:12 AM
>> To: "LINK" <link at www.anu.edu.au>
>> Subject: Re: legal deposit
>> Legal deposit of electronic publications is not required by
>> Commonwealth legislation at the present time. The National
>> Library has been pursuing this matter for some time, (eg Pam
>> Gatenby) http://www.nla.gov.au/nla/staffpaper/2002/gatenby1.html
Thanks for this perspective on an important future .au public service.
>> For each site or web page archived into PANDORA there has
>> been a prior, sometimes lengthy process of securing permission
>> from the rights holder(s).
One can well imagine .. though as your website reference asserts:
(revised legal deposit) "would provide a legal underpinning to our
collecting role and enable us to collect online publications without
seeking prior approval from the publisher."
At 01:24 AM 23/07/2004 +1000, Stephen Loosley wrote:
>> I'd like to see mandatory digital-recording of all .au websites
>> legally deposited by all .au domain re-sellers every 6 months,
>> together with up-to-date who-is information for the ip address
>> perhaps especially for pages which make e-commerce offers.
Several linkers have written privately as to reasons I believe that
the eleven .au domain name registrars should make our copies of
all .au webpages, and the answer is simple. Having leased out the
,au address the registrars have some ongoing public responsibility
as to what is placed there, eg at the very least to record it regularly.
I do not believe registrars should be able to lease out an Australian
public asset (an Australian web address) and ignore how that asset
is then utilized. Eleven trainee positions each with six or so burners
could easily copy most or all non-passworded .au domain webpages
and legally deposit them without problems, and benefit all Australians.
Cheers all ..
B.A. (Double Major: Psychology & Media Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Education (Integration Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (Hons)
Masters in Educational Studies (Information Technology).
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