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Libraries Act 1988 – 22 November 2012

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Property left abandoned in the State library, or a branch of the State Library, not claimed after 4 months may be sold by the Library Board of Queensland.

  • Sections 28, 29, 30

A person who publishes in Queensland to the general public material to which part 8 of this Act applies (book, newspaper, magazine, map, printed music, film, etc) must, at the person’s own expense, give a copy of the material to the Library Board of Queensland, and to the librarian of the Parliamentary library, within 1 month after publication.

  • Sections 2, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73
Reason for law

To contribute to the cultural, social and intellectual development of all Queenslanders. (Section 1A)

Relevant links

State Library of Queensland

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Directory of public libraries

Register for an SLQ library card

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eResources

Legal deposit

Library Board of Queensland

Queensland Library Foundation

Research Publications – Parliamentary Library
Queensland Parliamentary Library

Australasian Mobile Library Network (AMLN)

Australian Library and Information Association

National and State Libraries Australasia

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)

United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library

Critique

Section 21 contains the phrase ‘ultra vires’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

Section 78 contains the phrase ‘rule against perpetuities’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

Industry letter/precedent

Simple agreement: Representative (Editor with royalty entitlement) – Author – QLD

Simple agreement: eBook advertising – QLD

Writing Industry – Sample Contracts ($)

APL-SS Bulletin

2016-07 – No Library Catalogue for Ebooks

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