Hello Boys and Girls,
Just thought I’d start a wee discussion…
As some of you guys in gals may know in the UK all publications have to be deposited in the British Library and as of Oct31 (although still under interm processing arangments and voluntary at the mo.) this was extended to online and purely electronic publications.
Within the terms of the Copyright Act 1911, ‘publisher’ is to be understood as anyone who issues or distributes publications to the public. Items published in the United Kingdom and in Ireland are liable for deposit, as are items originally published elsewhere but distributed in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. The requirement for deposit remains, irrespective of the place of publication or printing, the nature and size of the imprint, or the extent of its distribution.
Now by that I assume that British Blogs would be considered “published” and therefore should be deposited with the British Library…does anyone else agree?
If so is there any way to get wordpress to automatically email any new posts to the British Library for archiving?
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