Sunday, July 12, 2015

National Library of Australia captures the internet

Future generations of Australians will now have access to today’s online stories, thanks to the National Library of Australia.
New legislation means that from January 2016 the National Library will be able to capture everything from ebooks to blogs, websites to social media—and everything else published on the Internet.
Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, said for more than 100 years, the Library had been collecting all print material about Australia and Australians through legal deposit.
‘This new legislation allows us to take the lead in the way Australia documents the ever-changing online world by collecting the very latest digital media, that is, the full digital landscape.’

Full details available at National Library of Australia.