Lecture by Cornelia Diebel MA: Managing Legal Deposit for Online Publications in Germany held at the NUL
The lecture entitled Managing Legal Deposit for Online Publications in Germany, which was held on 11 September 2012 at the National and University Library in Zagreb by Cornelia Diebel MA from the German National Library, attracted a large audience.
Cornelia Diebel MA, who works with the German National Library’s IT Department, where she is responsible for the organizational unit dealing with collecting and automated processing of online publications, talked about the experiences of the German National Library in collecting online materials.
Among such publications and materials, this important library collects e-books, e-journals, websites, photographs, presentations and music in MP3 format.
In 2006 Germany introduced a law requiring all German publishers to submit to the German National Library the publications not protected by copyright, nevertheless the Library is constantly facing various difficulties in collecting materials prescribed by law. To tackle these, the Library’s representatives regularly visit book fairs and contact the publishers.
In order to gather as much relevant information as possible, this year the German National Library will launch a project on the selective harvesting of the German national Internet domain.
After she delivered her interesting lecture, Mrs Diebel got many questions from the audience which she answered in great detail.