kenog Posted April 4, 2011 Share Posted April 4, 2011 I left this site at the end of 2010. However, I've returned to make this post because it concerns a matter which I have been pursuing since September 2010. I had intimated to a couple of site members by private message that I was going to do this. Under the Legal Deposit Act 2003 (UK legislation) a copy of every book which is published in the UK must be deposited with the British Library in London. I emailed Genesis Publications twice back in September to ask if they were going to deposit a copy of Jimmy's book. They did not reply. Therefore, I lodged a complaint with the British Library. They checked Genesis Publications' record on depositing and found it to be rather poor. I asked the BL to ensure that a copy of Jimmy's book was deposited, and at the same time, if they would arrange for any of Genesis' books which are missing from the BL to also be deposited. I do not have a particular problem with Genesis - it is just the fact that they must comply with UK publishing law. I saw this as an ideal opportunity for a copy of the book to be publicly available. I feel strongly about diehard Zeppelin fans who were unable to afford the book, or missed out due to its limited numbers. Please note that the British Library is a reference only library, and I believe you would have to take along photographic identification to get access. Check the BL's website for full details. The book is not in the BL yet. I have emailed the BL to see if they can clarify when it will arrive. I shall print any reply I receive to that query. I have copied below the latest emails between myself and the BL. It looks from the BL's email to me that a copy of any book which Genesis has in stock is going to be deposited - so more or less their full catalogue will go in and I know that people on here are interested in other bands in addition to Zeppelin. RE: Genesis Publishing - Complaint From: "Davis, Andrew" <Andrew.Davis@bl.uk> View Contact To: email@example.com> Dear xxxxyyyy, Towards the end of last week, I received assurances from Genesis Publications that they are to deposit with the British Library, those titles which are currently available from their publications list. This includes the title 'Jimmy Page' by Jimmy Page, in which you have a specific interest. Kind regards Andrew Davis Mon, 4 April, 2011 21:02:05 Re: Genesis Publishing - Complaint From: firstname.lastname@example.org> Add to Contacts To: "Davis, Andrew" <Andrew.Davis@bl.uk> Dear Mr Davis, Thank you for response in relation to this matter. I should like to take this opportunity to offer you my profound thanks for pursuing this on my behalf. There is one area which I should be grateful if you clarify for me. Do you have any idea how long it will be before the books are available for access? Obviously, I understand that I could keep checking the British Library's index, but I would intend making a specific journey to London from quite far afield and would want to put travel arrangements in place. It has always been my understanding that once books are sent to a reference library that it can take some time for them to be indexed. Again, many thanks. Kind regards xxxxyyyy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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