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LIBRARIES ACT 1988 - SECT 3

Definitions

    (1)     In this Act—

S. 3 def. of bank repealed by No. 11/2001 s. 3(Sch. item 41.1(b)).

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S. 3 def. of authorised deposit-taking institution inserted by No. 11/2001 s. 3(Sch. item 41.1(a)).

"authorised deposit-taking institution" has the same meaning as in the Banking Act 1959 of the Commonwealth;

S. 3 def. of Board repealed by No. 61/1996 s. 5(1), new def. of Board inserted by No. 61/1996 s. 5(2)(a).

"Board" means the Library Board of Victoria constituted under section 16;

S. 3 def of Chief Executive Officer inserted by No. 61/1996 s. 5(3)(b).

"Chief Executive Officer" (except in section 43) means the Chief Executive Officer of the Library Board of Victoria appointed under section 29;

S. 3 def. of Council repealed by No. 61/1996 s. 5(2)(b).

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S. 3 def. of Director repealed by No. 61/1996 s. 5(3)(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of film friendly principles inserted by No. 51/2014 s. 9(Sch. 2 item 7.1).

"film friendly principles" has the same meaning as in the Filming Approval Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of film permit inserted by No. 51/2014 s. 9(Sch. 2 item 7.1).

"film permit" has the same meaning as in the Filming Approval Act 2014 ;

"information organisation" means a person who provides a prescribed information service or a service included in a prescribed class of information services;

"library land" means land granted by the Crown to trustees for library purposes, whether—

        (a)     the trustees hold the land as trustees for, or as the governing body of, or otherwise on behalf of, an unincorporated association; or

        (b)     the trust is created by Crown grant, deed, will or any other instrument whatever—

and in sections 37 to 41 includes land held by trustees for library purposes otherwise than by grant from the Crown;

"library material" includes books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, films, sound recordings, musical scores, maps, charts, plans, pictures, photographs, prints and other recorded material, whether in writing or in some other form, and whether stored on tape, microfilm, microfiche, disc or any other method of information storage;

"library purposes" means the purposes of—

        (a)     a free library, reading room, mechanics' institute or trades' hall; or

        (b)     a body corporate the objects or purposes of which include the establishment or conduct of a free library, reading room, mechanics' institute or trades' hall; or

        (c)     the members for the time being of an unincorporated body formed to establish or conduct a free library, reading room, mechanics' institute or trades' hall;

S. 3 def. of metropolitan area substituted by No. 85/2006 s. 173(Sch. 1 item 4.1).

"metropolitan area" means—

        (a)     metropolitan area within the meaning of section 201 of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works Act 1958 (as in force immediately before its repeal); or

        (b)     any area declared by the Governor in Council under subsection (2) to be the metropolitan area;

"publication" includes the whole or any part of—

        (a)     any printed book, periodical, newspaper, pamphlet, musical score, map, chart, plan, picture, photograph, print and any other printed matter; and

        (b)     any film (including a microfilm and a microfiche), negative, tape, disc, sound track and any other device in which one or more visual images, sounds or other data are embodied so as to be capable (with or without the aid of some other equipment) of being reproduced from it;

"trustees"—

        (a)     in relation to library land for which there is a committee of management, means the trustees for the time being acting on the recommendation of that committee; and

        (b)     in relation to library land for which there is no committee of management, means the trustees for the time being of the trust on which the library land is held.

S. 3(2) inserted by No. 85/2006 s. 173(Sch. 1 item 4.2).

    (2)     The Governor in Council may, by Order published in the Government Gazette, declare an area to be the metropolitan area for the purposes of this section.

S. 3(3) inserted by No. 85/2006 s. 173(Sch. 1 item 4.2).

    (3)     An Order made under subsection (2) may apply, adopt or incorporate any matter contained in any document formulated, issued, prescribed or published by any person, whether—

        (a)     wholly or partially or as amended by order or other instrument; or

        (b)     as formulated, issued, prescribed or published at the time the order is made or at any time before then.

S. 3(4) inserted by No. 85/2006 s. 173(Sch. 1 item 4.2), amended by No. 53/2017 s. 81.

    (4)     Subsection (3) does not apply to the incorporation of a map or plan of an area of land unless the map or plan is lodged in the Central Plan Office.



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