Are you a writer, editor, musician or film-maker?
Have you produced your own book, magazine, pamphlet, CD or DVD for the public?
Have you given a copy to the State Library?
If you prepare and issue your own work to the public without the involvement of an established publisher, this is called self-publishing. When you give a copy of your self-published work to the State Library, the public can access it and learn of our history. The State Library carefully maintains your publication in its original state for many years to come.
You will also meet your legal responsibilities (Legal Deposit Act and Regulations) that apply to self-publishers and commercial publishers. Your publication is protected from unauthorised copying by law (Copyright Act and Regulations), including your music and film.
Western Australians have helped preserve our history by giving to the State Library:
- A local picture history of Canning River Stories
- A 1980s film of the Two Rocks theme park Remembering Atlantis Marine Park
- UWA and Nedlands walk, cycle and public transport maps
- Pamphlets commemorating 100 years since the departure of soldiers from Albany
- Official documents of the controversial Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program.
Post your publication to Legal Deposit, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth 6000. Or bring it with you to the State Library. You may also wish to donate a second copy, to help us preserve the first copy.