1. Introduction

The Section on Audiovisual and Multimedia (AVMS) of IFLA is studying the state of legal deposit for audiovisual documents around the world. There is little information available on the subject, yet there is a great need for such an assessment due to the threatened loss of materials. Our audiovisual heritage needs to be preserved in order to protect the fundamental human right to universal access to information. It is hoped that information on worldwide practices will help individual countries obtain or improve their own legal deposit legislation.

To carry out this study, we are gathering data from as many countries as possible to learn about the state of legal deposit or its equivalent. You can contribute by completing this questionnaire, which will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time.

Please complete this questionnaire by 28 February 2010.

We are very grateful for your help!

Survey URL: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=SYCHJCUfA2y91weXb8ZuTQ_3d_3d
-Alternate URL: http://tinyurl.com/avms-survey

If you are unable to fill out the survey online, please click here to download a PDF of the survey so that you can print it out, fill it in, and mail it by postal service to:

Legal Deposit Survey
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program
New York University
665 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10012