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Online, Social Media News Coverage Disappearing

  • BBC , Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3 AM

The National Library of Scotland has urged the UK government to act swiftly on proposals to give libraries the legal right to collect and store electronic publications. Legislation passed in 2003 is scheduled to be implemented in 2013. The NLS said there was no current formal system for preserving online archive material and some information had already been lost forever. Examples of the first Scottish Parliament website have gone as has some material on last year's Holyrood elections.

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