If in the past you created an account and uploaded digital publications to the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Electronic Collection, you may have received an email indicating upcoming changes.
Legal Deposit for eBooks is separate and handled differently from print book deposit. The account for eBook Legal Deposit is not the same as your Publisher Record login (via https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/isbn-canada/Pages/isbn-canada.aspx).
In case you didn’t receive the email, we are relaying information received in the Dec.2/21 email from Legal Deposit, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) below:
“On December 7, LAC will launch a new and improved digital deposit system to make it easier for you to deposit your digital books, audiobooks, maps and sheet music.
With the new system, you will benefit from easy-to-use web forms, including a bulk submission option that allows the deposit of multiple publications in one submission. The system will also allow LAC to more effectively receive, preserve, and provide access to your digital publications.
It is important to know that you will have to create a new account in order to submit your future publications to LAC. To do so, visit https://transfert-transfer.bac-lac.gc.ca, and select “Create account”. Detailed instructions about how to create an account and complete a deposit will be available on LAC’s website on December 7.
Submissions made via the previous system will be processed as usual; no information or publications will be lost. Your old account will remain active until December 6. Please note that your ISBN account, if you have one, will not change.
We invite you to consult our web update on December 7 to learn more about the new system and how to deposit your digital publications.”
Legal Deposit Background – as taken from the LAC site Dec.2/21
“With the help of Canadian publishers and music producers, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has built the national library collection. Through the legal deposit program, LAC collects all materials intended for sale or public distribution. We are then able to make the material available for the public to consult, and to preserve it for future generations.
History of legal deposit
Most countries have legislation requiring the deposit of published material in a designated library or archives. Legal deposit in Canada has been in effect since the National Library of Canada was created in 1953. Initially applied primarily to books, legal deposit was later expanded to include serial publications (1965), sound recordings (1969), multimedia kits (1978), microforms (1988), video recordings (1993), CD-ROMs (1995), and maps, as well as online or digital publications (2007).”
For up-to-date and accurate information, please consult: https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/Pages/services-programs.aspx
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