Publishers and writers

Requirements and obligations for publishers and writers

Legal Deposit

Publishers are required by law, part 8 of the Libraries Act 1988 (Qld), to deposit a copy of anything which is published in Queensland with the State Library of Queensland for permanent preservation. Most 'legal deposit' material is kept in the John Oxley Library.

Queensland authors

The John Oxley Library strives to collect the complete body of work of Queensland authors, including all domestic and foreign editions.

Archived websites (Pandora)

Preserving selected Queensland websites and ensuring they are available for future generations.

Ordering an image

A professional-quality commercial photographic service for members of the public, corporate and organisational clients throughout Queensland and beyond.


For publishers - where to find out about your obligations

Community Heritage Digitisation Offer

For Queensland writers who wish to have their works digitised. Conditions apply.

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