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Copyright Challenges of Legal Deposit and Web Archiving in the National Library of Singapore

Title

Copyright Challenges of Legal Deposit and Web Archiving in the National Library of Singapore

Subject

Copyright

Description

This paper describes the expansion of web archiving in Singapore and its affiliation with international copyright law. The authors outline the concept of legal deposit in a modern and historical context. In addition, the authors contrast voluntary and compulsory legal deposit, and the ways the National Library of Singapore apply those important concepts. Two main projects are detailed: Web Archive Singapore and the Singapore Memory Project. The paper conducts an analysis of the implementation of legal deposit for the preservation of materials located on the World Wide Web. The electronic material invokes a complicated relationship between copyright and the need to preserve digital information, and describes obstacles which litter the information lifecycle of web archiving. In the latter portion of the paper, a set of conclusions and recommendations regarding the need for reviewing copyright law to promote academic research within Singapore.

Creator

Cadavid, Pabón and Antonio, Jhonny

Publisher

Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues

Date

2014-08-01

Contributor

Raible, John

Type

Journal Article

Identifier


Bibliographic Citation

Cadavid, Pabón and Antonio, Jhonny. "Copyright Challenges of Legal Deposit and Web Archiving in the National Library of Singapore." Alexandria 25, no. 1/2 (August 2014).

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Citation

Cadavid, Pabón and Antonio, Jhonny, “Copyright Challenges of Legal Deposit and Web Archiving in the National Library of Singapore,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/258.