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Archives: Internet

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to ensure that the British Library and other institutions are able to build a digital archive which captures material published on the internet; and if he will make a statement. (293178)

We are currently considering the Legal Deposit Advisory Panel’s recommendations on the “Collection and Preservation of UK Online Publications, free of charge and without access Restrictions”. We are still awaiting recommendations from the Legal Deposit Advisory Panel on “E-journals and other commercial and protected online publications”. Policy formulated in response to these recommendations will be published for public consultation. In the event that draft regulations result, they would be subject to affirmative resolution in both Houses.