What is legal deposit in Namibia?

Legal deposit is the requirement, enforceable by law, to deposit with one or more specified agencies, copies of publications of all kinds reproduced in any medium or with any process for public distribution, lease or sale and a procedure by which publishers are legally bound to deposit copies of all books published in a given country. A legal deposit library is a place which is legally entitled to receive a specified number of copies of all books published in a country. In Namibia, the National Library of Namibia administers legal deposit materials. After receiving five copies of each title, the National Library forwards to three other places of deposit, namely - the Library of Parliament, Keetmanshoop Community Library and the UNAM Northern Campus at Oshakati.

According to the Namibia Library and Information Service Act, 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000) -

legal deposit means the document or information which in terms of section 8 is required to be deposited at a place of deposit;
National Archives means the National Archives of Namibia established by section 3 of the Archives Act, 1992 (Act No. 12 of 1992);
National Library means the place which in terms of section 5 (1), has been declared as the National Library;
place of deposit means -
a) the National Archives;
b) the National Library;
c) the Parliament Library;
d) a place which in terms of section 8 (1) has been declared a place of deposit.
generally available in relation to a document, means a document which is meant to be available, whether for payment or not, to -

In respect of each document which intended to be generally available, a producer shall (unless exempted under this Act) -