Not many people realize that there is now a law in Jamaica(The Legal Deposit Act) which requires that a copy of all films and music produced on the island be deposited with the National Library of Jamaica, this is in an effort to help preserve the country's cultural history by way of archiving audio recordings and films, so we're appealing to any music producer, artist or film maker who is able to donate music or film to contact the NLJ before 29th Sept. to confirm your attendance and to request copies of the legal deposit forms which you will need to fill in to accompany your deposit, please use the contact info below to confirm your attendance to the NLJ's public forum.
If you are outside of Jamaica then you can arrange to send materials over to them so please make contact with them.
"As part of the NLJ's public education campaign to bring awareness and compliance with the Legal Deposit Act., the National Library Jamaica (NLJ) is organizing a forum on The Role of the Music/Film Industry in Building the National Collection. It will be held on Thursday September 29, 2011 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon."
One of the main features, we hope, will be the presentation of copies of films to the NLJ by Jamaican filmmakers including those from the Jamaica Film Academy/Reggae Film Festival.
We have confirmation from representatives from the Jamaica Film Commission, the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) and the Jamaica Association of Composers, Artistes and Publishers (JACAP) to address the audience. The Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture has also been invited. In addition, we are anticipating that a large number of persons from the entertainment industry will be in attendance and use the occasion to deposit copies of their work.
We hope that we will get more audiovisual items on that day than we have got in a year! The items we receive will contribute to the building up of a comprehensive national collection of film and sound recordings, which will be of great benefit to present and future researchers.
We look forward to seeing you.
With best wishes
Valerie G. Francis
Acquisitions Librarian (Coordinator of Forum)
National Library of Jamaica
12 East Street
Jamaica, West Indies
Telephone: (876) 967-2494; 967-2496
Fax: (876) 922-5567
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