IFLA Checklist for Legal Deposit Laws

The new IFLA Checklist for Legal Deposit laws aims to provide a tool for those analysing existing laws, or planning new ones.

Rather than making any specific recommendations, it provides a structure for reflection, and helps ensure that discussions about legal deposit do not neglect or bypass important questions, including overall objectives, works covered and possible uses, amongst other issues.

We welcome feedback on the document for potential future improvements.

Download the checklist as a pdf and MS Word document.

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Last update: 18 November 2020