28 Oct '17, 5am

New two-storey library opens at Bedok; Govt seeks to consult public on digital publication deposits

New two-storey library opens at Bedok; Govt seeks to consult public on digital publication deposits

SINGAPORE - The Government is looking into ways to ensure that digital content published and produced in Singapore are archived and made accessible, as more of such content goes digital. As such, the National Library Board (NLB) will be holding consultations with the public on how to integrate digital content into existing legislation that requires NLB to keep materials published here. Currently, under the legal deposit scheme under the National Library Board Act, publishers have to deposit two copies of physical media published in Singapore, which includes items like books and magazines. This will soon extend to digital media, such as online-only publications. Announcing this at the opening of Bedok Public Library on Saturday (Oct 28), Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said this will preserve digital content for the memory of future Singaporeans. ...

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