Legal Deposit in South Africa

This is a newsletter for the Legal Deposit Committee for the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa. It is meant to serve as a useful resource for all publishers who have to comply with the Legal Deposit Act in South Africa.

Legal Deposit in South Africa - 1 June 2017

 

Good day and welcome to new subscribers.

 

We thank publishers who regularly deposit their works in terms of the Legal Deposit Act and encourage them to continue doing so.  

 

We also remind publishers who are not being compliant to please deposit all current and outstanding works at your earliest convenience. You will find useful information on how to do this at http://libguides.wits.ac.za/LegalDeposit

 

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 17 January 2017

 

How to obtain ISBNs, ISSNs and ISMNs

The ISN Agency at the National Library of South Africa, Pretoria, assigns ISBNs, ISSNs and ISMNs free of charge to authors and publishers, within a week from date of application.

For further information see: http://www.nlsa.ac.za/index.php/bibsa/isn-agency, or please contact the following ISN officials:-

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 16 January 2017

 

Happy New Year.  May 2017 be filled with happiness, good health and prosperity.

We wish to thank all publishers for their unwavering support and compliance with the Legal Deposit Act throughout 2016.  In 2017, please continue to contribute to the collection and preservation of our national documentary heritage.  

Some of the benefits of legal deposit for authors and publishers: -

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Happy Christmas and New Year

 

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THIS SEASON.  MAY THE BLESSINGS OF THE CHRIST CHILD EMBRACE YOU AND YOURS THIS CHRISTMAS AND THROUGHOUT 2017. 

FOR THOSE WHO CELEBRATE OTHER FESTIVITIES AT THIS TIME, I WISH YOU EVERYTHING OF THE BEST. 

I WILL BE ON LEAVE FROM 23 DECEMBER 2016 UNTIL 16 JANUARY 2017, SO THERE WILL NOT BE ANY NEWSLETTERS DURING THIS PERIOD.

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 3 November 2016

 

LEGAL DEPOSIT FOR 2016

Please ensure that all deposits for 2016 are made timeously in the designated legal deposit libraries  - see: http://libguides.wits.ac.za/LegalDeposit/Repositories

 

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 17 October 2016

 

REMINDER:

 

Please remember that if you have not yet deposited your 2016 publications to date, in the relevant Legal Deposit Libraries, you should do so without delay.

 

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 24 September 2016

 

HAPPY HERITAGE DAY!

Today we celebrate Heritage Day, when all South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.

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Legal Deposit in South Africa

 

PLEASE NOTE:

There are two different forms for publishers when depositing legal deposit material:

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 23 May 2016

 

CORRECTION:

Apologies for the incorrect information given about the SANB information sheet in our newsletter of 17 May 2016 and for any inconvenience caused.  

The correct procedure for publishers to deposit material in legal deposit libraries is as follows:-

 

A.  National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Pretoria:

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