If you haven’t been to the National Library of Scotland’s new premises at Kelvin Hall it is certainly worth a visit for the Moving Image archive alone.
However, as well as film, Kelvin Hall opens up access to ALL of the National Library of Scotland’s electronic legal deposit material. This includes journal articles, e-books and archived websites.
Content which the UK’s legal deposit libraries can harvest via the UK Web domain crawl includes millions of sites from the ‘.uk’ domain and a great many from other UK-based domans, such as ‘.scot’ or ‘.london’.
View and search UK content from the web using the Legal deposit UK Web Archive access tool available at the National Library of Scotland.
Social media content, such as from Twitter and Facebook, is part of the legislation, and therefore legal deposit libraries can collect them too.
Electronic legal deposit material is available via the main catalogue. For access to journal articles, choose the ‘e-articles (legal deposit)’ option from the ‘quick limits’ dropdown menu. Other legal deposit material is indicated by a prompt in the catalogue record for each item asking you to accept the legal deposit terms of access and use.
You dont need a library card to access all of these resources so just walk in and explore these resources for yourself.