Northern Ireland Official Publications Collection

Queen's University Belfast, The McClay Library | JY-JZ |
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Strengths

Queen's University's status as an official deposit library for Northern Ireland official publications has enabled the Library to collect a wide range of Northern Ireland departmental publications in print and also includes a complete set of Parliamentary Papers for the Northern Ireland Parliament, along with Northern Ireland Assembly Papers for both the 1983-86 Assembly and the current Northern Ireland Assembly (1999 onwards).

For the period of September 2015 onwards, the Library has focused on the creation of a digital archive of Northern Ireland official publications. Documents are gathered from departmental, agency, Assembly and other official websites and added to the archive for long term preservation. Collection development guidelines for the Archive have been agreed with the British Library and documents descriptions are supplied to the British Library to support its commitment to preserve digital works under the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013.

Physical characteristics

The collection consists of approximately 700 bays of print publications.

Description or Catalogue

Publications from government departments are individually catalogued in the Queen's Library catalogue: http://www.qub.ac.uk/is/TheLibrary/

The Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive (NIOPA), is available at: http://niopa.qub.ac.uk

Created

1801
9999

Collected

1849
9999

Coverage

1801
9999
Geographic Coverage
Languages
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Active
Accrual Method
Purchase
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Regular

The Library purchases print copies of all UK Parliamentary Papers along with selected publications from UK government departments and selected official publications from the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland official publications are collected under the Library's special deposit status. The Library also receives European Union publications as a European Documentation Centre and has a limited deposit status for Canadian official publications.

Added by Queen's University Belfast | Last updated on: 21 May 2018
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