Parliament Sitting on 4 November 2019


16. Assoc Prof Walter Theseira: To ask the Minister for Communications and Information (a) what proportion of publicly accessible digital materials held by NLB and NAS, the copyright of which belong to the Government, are downloadable; and (b) whether all such materials can be made available for download and, if not why.


1.3 million digital government materials are made publicly available across various NLB online platforms. These include annual reports, newsletters, school magazines, photographs, archived websites, government files, oral history interviews, speeches and press releases. Approximately 88,000 are downloadable.  Not all can be made available for download, due to conditions governing access stipulated by the respective agencies.