Dated at Wellington this 18th day of May 2004.
Minister Responsible for the National Library.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This notice comes into force on 1 July 2004. Section 42 of the National Library (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003 provides that the legal deposit requirements of section 30A of the National Library Act 1965 continue to apply until this notice is in force, as if that Act had not been repealed.
The notice relates to books and periodicals, as defined, first published on or after the date when this notice comes into force.
The notice requires publishers of books and periodicals to provide to the National Librarian 1 or 2 copies of books and periodicals, depending on the cost of the book or subscription to the periodical and the number of copies published. If a book is published in both hardback and paperback form, only the hardback form need be provided. In the case of a book published in more than 1 language, the required number of copies of each language version of the book must be provided. In the case of periodicals, the required number of copies of every issue of the periodical must be provided.
The obligation is on the publisher to deliver to the National Librarian, at the publisher's own expense, the required number of copies of books and issues of periodicals to which the notice applies.