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NED - National edeposit

What is NED?

National edeposit (NED) is a portal where Australian publishers can upload and provide access to digital publications, satisfying their legal deposit obligations. NED is a collaboration between Australia’s nine national, state and territory libraries, to capture and preserve Australia’s digital publications.

NED website

What is a digital publication?

A digital publication is a work that has been originally published in a digital, or electronic, format. NED does not accept items originally published in print format and then digitised.

NED accepts digital publications of books, serials, sheet music and maps, in epub, mobi, PDF and tiff.

How can my library help?

You can work with your council to ensure key digital publications are being deposited. You can promote NED to your local community, including local historical societies, CALD groups and self-publishing authors. You can upload content on behalf of Council when it is added to your library catalogue. You can upload on behalf of publishers, if you have permission from the publisher to do so and have confirmed the access conditions .

How can we promote NED? 

  • Share information on NED and how your library can participate with library staff
  • Include information on NED when doing outreach to community groups and organisations 
  • Run an introductory session for publishers interested in depositing content 

Publications on NED

How can we find out what is available in NED? 

  • search the State Library of NSW catalogue using the term ‘National eDeposit’ for NSW publications 
  • search Trove for all publications 
  • publications on NED have different access conditions depending on publisher agreements and legal requirements

Can we request NED content for document delivery? 

Work is currently underway investigating the potential of interlibrary loan from NED. If you cannot find the publication anywhere else you can borrow it through NED.  You can contact NED to find out about document delivery.

Further information 


In March 2022 Brendan Somes from the State Library gave a presentation to NSW public library staff on NED and how libraries can get involved. The presentation slides and recording are available for reference.

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