It is a legal requirement under Part 8 of the Libraries and Archives Act 1988 for all publishers to deposit a copy of each publication with the State Library of Queensland and with the Library of the Queensland Parliament within one month of publication.
Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.
Definition of terms
includes: magazines, journals or pamphlets; newsletters; printed music; maps, plans, charts or tables;
books; newspapers; annual reports; printed music; films, tapes, disks or other similar items designed to reproduce visual images, sound or information; electronic publications.
Copies of later editions do not have to be deposited unless they differ from the original publication.
Where more than one format exists only one version needs to be deposited. Print is preferred to electronic; hard cover is preferred to paperback.
There is no need for a publication to have an identifier like ISBN, ISMN or ISSN for Legal Deposit purposes. ISBNs are used by the retail book trade but are not required for Legal Deposit.
A free ISBN service for Australian publishers is provided by the National Library of Australia and Thorpe Bowker.
Allocation of a unique code for the identification of publications which can be used wherever information on publications needs to be recorded or communicated:
- International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
- International Standard Book Number (ISBN).
Minister for Science and Innovation
State Library of Queensland
John Oxley Library
Libraries Act 1988 (Queensland)
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the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain
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