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Preserving Victoria's cultural heritage

Keeping and caring for Victoria's cultural heritage is the third guiding principle of the Library's Collections and Content Strategy 2020.

We are the trusted keepers of Victoria’s cultural heritage through our collection of personal, social and publishing history.

We care for Victoria’s memory for current and future generations to connect to their past and look to their future.

We are a centre of excellence in preservation, storage and conservation.

Our practices reinforce the important role of Victoria’s Indigenous and culturally diverse communities in the state’s heritage and in its future.


  • Pursue changes to the Libraries Act to allow digital legal deposit and to enable flexibility in collecting, preserving and providing ongoing access to collections and content
  • Monitor developments in legal deposit legislation worldwide to identify and implement best practice
  • Expand our ability for depositors and publishers to deposit digital content and implement a digital preservation system
  • Investigate and implement new preservation strategies and practices for the care of the physical collection.