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Electronic legal deposit

As of 1 January 2015 Lund University is obliged to submit electronic material to the National Library of Sweden, under the legal requirement of electronic legal deposit (eLD). These deposits are to be made through our eLD system called ‘E-plikta’.

You are perhaps wondering how eLD is linked to other systems, such as document registration and e-archives, and ask yourself: “Am I to deposit the same document in several systems?” The short answer to that question is “No”.

This is eLD

Electronic legal deposit is a legal requirement to submit copies of electronic materials which have been made available to the public. The purpose of eLD is to collect and preserve the digital cultural heritage to support future research.

The Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen) has assigned the National Library of Sweden with the task of receiving the electronic legal deposits.

Read more about eLD on the website of the National Library of Sweden (in Swedish)

To be submitted as eLD

Electronic legal deposit means submitting digital copies of digital publications published on our websites directed to the public.

It does not cover digital publications directed at employees or admitted students.

The material is to consist of single files of a finalised and permanent nature. Finalised and permanent means that you will no longer modify the information. Electronic legal deposits may include texts, pictures, video and audio.

Read more in the folder Legal deposits of electronic materials in Sweden – for government agencies, on the website of the National Library of Sweden (PDF, new window)

Publications at Lund University that are subject to eLD

There are seven types of publications at Lund University that are subject to eLD:

  • Student recruitment material such as prospectuses, recruitment videos and instructions on how to apply for a course or programme.
  • Staff recruitment material such as recruitment videos and instructions on how to apply for a position.
  • Reports and investigations that are of public interest such as the University’s annual financial statement.
  • Commemorative and jubilee publications.
  • General information about the University for the public such as brochures, exhibition catalogues, information or marketing materials, newsletters and journals.
  • Research information for the public such as newsletters, journals, information or marketing videos, and video lectures.
  • Research publications.

Research publications are not to be uploaded in ‘E-plikta’

Research publications are not to be uploaded in ‘E-plikta’. The research information system LUCRIS automatically delivers research publications that are subject to eLD to the National Library of Sweden.

This is how you make electronic legal deposits

Within three months from the time you published any material subject to eLD, you are to upload it in ‘E-plikta’ – our system for the delivery of eLD material to the National Library of Sweden.

Upload eLD material in ‘E-plikta

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Contact

If you have questions about eLD, please contact:

Gertrud Berger
Librarian
+46 46 222 91 72
info [at] eplikt.lu.se


If you have questions about ‘E-plikta’, please contact:

Kristoffer Holmqvist
Librarian
+46 46 222 82 55
info [at] eplikt.lu.se

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