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Building NED: Open Access to Australia’s Digital Documentary Heritage

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National and State Libraries Australia, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Library and Archives NT, Darwin City, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Publications 2020, 8(2), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications8020019
Received: 13 February 2020 / Revised: 27 March 2020 / Accepted: 31 March 2020 / Published: 8 April 2020
This article charts the development of Australia’s national edeposit service (NED), from concept to reality. A world-first collaboration between the national, state and territory libraries of Australia, NED was launched in 2019 and transformed our approach to legal deposits in Australia. NED is more than a repository, operating as a national online service for depositing, preserving and accessing Australian electronic publications, with benefits to publishers, libraries and the public alike. This article explains what makes NED unique in the context of global research repository infrastructure, outlining the ways in which NED member libraries worked to balance user needs with technological capacity and the variations within nine sets of legal deposit legislation. View Full-Text
Keywords: open repository; legal deposit; Australia; digital heritage; electronic publications open repository; legal deposit; Australia; digital heritage; electronic publications
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Lemon, B.; Blinco, K.; Somes, B. Building NED: Open Access to Australia’s Digital Documentary Heritage. Publications 2020, 8, 19.

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