Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of May 2006.
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 the day that is 3 months after the date of its notification in the Gazette, after a consultation period that took place with publishers between 16 August and 18 October 2004 and between 28 November and 24 December 2005.
The notice defines the key terms off-line document and publish.
Clause 4 provides that the notice applies to all classes of electronic documents published on or after the date when this notice comes into force, and to all publishers of those electronic documents.
Clause 5 requires publishers of all off-line documents to provide to the National Librarian, within 20 working days after the date when the document is first published, copies of the documents as follows:
2 copies of the medium or device containing the document:
1 copy of the medium or device containing the document, if the document is a single discrete item that costs more than $1,000 or is available by annual subscription costing more than $3,000.
If an off-line document is published in more than 1 language, the publisher must supply the required copies in each language version (clause 6).
Clause 7 sets out the requirements as to delivery of copies of off-line documents to the National Librarian.
Clause 8 authorises the National Librarian to copy Internet documents.
Clause 9 empowers the Minister, by notice in the Gazette, to exempt an electronic document or a class of electronic documents from this notice on the basis of the criteria stated.