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 ====== National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh ====== ====== National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh ======
-Link to [[http://​www.nls.uk|National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh]] +Access the [[http://​www.nls.uk|National Library of Scotland's website]]  
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 +Access the NLS's [[http://​gso.gbv.de/​DB=1.77/​CLK?​IKT=8486&​TRM=gbstednl|dataset within the HPB]] (login required)
 === Historical note === === Historical note ===
 The National Library of Scotland is the descendant of the Advocates’ Library in Edinburgh, formally inaugurated in 1689, and its collections bear testimony to more than 300 years of acquiring printed and manuscript material in a variety of subject fields, through purchase, gift and deposit. The foundation collection of the Advocates’ Library comprised mainly civil law texts in continental printings of the 16th and 17th century; however, during the 18th century the Library, principally through the right of statutory deposit (first granted by an Act of Parliament in 1710), began to build up a broad-based collection of books in the humanities which made it the ‘national library of Scotland’ in all but name. Legal deposit did not begin to be rigorously enforced until the late 19th century and largely covered the acquisition of current British publications;​ a policy was therefore established whereby significant and up-to-date works of scholarship published on the Continent were acquired by purchase.\\ ​ The National Library of Scotland is the descendant of the Advocates’ Library in Edinburgh, formally inaugurated in 1689, and its collections bear testimony to more than 300 years of acquiring printed and manuscript material in a variety of subject fields, through purchase, gift and deposit. The foundation collection of the Advocates’ Library comprised mainly civil law texts in continental printings of the 16th and 17th century; however, during the 18th century the Library, principally through the right of statutory deposit (first granted by an Act of Parliament in 1710), began to build up a broad-based collection of books in the humanities which made it the ‘national library of Scotland’ in all but name. Legal deposit did not begin to be rigorously enforced until the late 19th century and largely covered the acquisition of current British publications;​ a policy was therefore established whereby significant and up-to-date works of scholarship published on the Continent were acquired by purchase.\\ ​
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