N & NL copies

In the Australian collection ideally we collect 3 copies:-
N hbk, N pbk & NL (pbk or hbk)

Publisher sends hbk copy for legal deposit:-

N hbk (LD copy)
N pbk (BO17)
NL hbk (BO17)

Publisher sends pbk copy for legal deposit:-

N hbk (BO17)
N pbk (LD copy)
NL pbk (BO17)

If the BO17 copies arrive before the LD copy they are both made NL
*NEWPublisher sends hbk & pbk for legal deposit:-

N hbk (LD copy)
N pbk (LD copy)
NL hbk (BO17)
NL pbk (BO17)

However for books published by Australians or about Australia from overseas we buy both N & NL copies and we do not necessarily get an NL copy as a matter of course.



1 comment:

John said...

Bennetts provide us with hbk and pbk copies. Usually the LD "N hbk" arrives first. Then PAT has NL hbk & N pbk. Should PAT hbk and pbk arrive before the LD copy PAT still creates an NL hbk and N pbk.. If the LD copy should arrive after the PAT copies and turns out to be a pbk, this has to be the N pbk and LD has to go down to the stack and sort out the other copies ie change NL hbk to N hbk and N pbk to NL pbk.