Publications in various forms are used to deliver information to the public about Tasmanian Government programs, services and policy. Publications may include:
- flyers, brochures, posters, fact sheets
- research papers
- articles for magazines or scientific and professional journals
- guidelines, protocols and policies
- photographic material
- websites (see section 8.5 Tasmanian Government websites and section 8.6 Non-Tasmanian Government websites)
- multimedia productions (see section 8.4 Multimedia productions).
A work is deemed to have been published if reproductions of the work or edition have been made available to the public, whether by sale or otherwise.
When publishing documents agencies must:
- comply with requirements of the Tasmanian Government Style Guide and Logo Policy
- ensure all publications are deposited in accordance with legal deposit requirements (see section 6.1 Availability)
- ensure all publications are well catalogued, easily retrievable and securely maintained by including necessary bibliographic information as specified in the Tasmanian Government Style Guide and Logo Policy
- consider the needs of target audiences in terms of being able to access, understand and use the information in the way intended (see section 6.2 Accessibility)
- consider all publication formats, including online publication, and select the most appropriate in terms of cost and distribution needs
- ensure that the permission of all subjects is gained from subjects in images used in publications (see Acknowledgement of Use Image (Adult and Minor) Form)
- observe legal requirements relating to intellectual property rights (see section 6.3 Intellectual property rights)
- comply with the requirements of the Treasurer’s Instructions and the specific requirements for the procurement of communications goods and services (see section 7.2 Communications procurement).