That news publication has changed dramatically since the advent of the Internet and the Web is no news to anyone. There are many examples of established news organizations that have either stopped printing newspapers or shifted to publishing news on websites or through social media such as Facebook and Twitter. There are even more examples of new news organizations that have never printed news on paper and are digital only.

This paper explores the degree to which legal deposit policies for news media are keeping up with digital transformation, on the basis of a presentation at the News Media section’s Satellite Conference in 2014.

A survey on born digital legal deposit policies and strategies is open until 20 November 2017. Initial results, as well as a discussion of the experience of creating the survey, are available in the IFLA Library.