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The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations is an independent umbrella association of library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe.

"Lobbying for Libraries"

Expert group on Information Law (EGIL)

Aims and goals

The mission of the Expert Group on Information Law (EGIL) is to:

  • Maintain a good awareness of legal issues that affect the provision and circulation of information, especially where libraries and archives are concerned;
  • Address the European institutions by making suggestions regarding laws, or changes to laws that would improve the legal position of libraries and archives; 
  • Cooperate and work with other organizations and institutions for these purposes. 

Guidelines for EGIL

Statements made by EBLIDA at WIPO

Memo on Data Protection Regulation
By Jerker Rydén, Lawyer at the National Library of Sweden

Members of EGIL


Barbara Stratton

Barbara Stratton
United Kingdom

Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA)


Ariadna Matas Casadevall
Fesabid, Spain
adriana.matas [AT]

Aleksandra Horvat
Croatian Library Association, Croatia
ahorvat [AT]

Annemarie Beunen
National Library, Netherlands
annemarie.beunen [AT]

Barbara Szczepanska
Polish Librarians Association, Poland
barbara.szczepanska [AT]

Ben White
British Library, United Kingdom
ben.white [AT]

Christian Recht
Austrian Association of Librarians, Austria
christian.recht [AT]

Harald Mueller
BID - Federal Union of German Library and Information Associations, Germany
hmueller.mpil [AT]

Jerker Ryden
Royal Library, Sweden
jerker.ryden [AT]

Joseph Donelly
joedonnelly [AT]

Joris Deene
Bibnet, Belgium
joris [AT]

Kristine Abelsnes
Norwegian Library Association, Norway
mabelsne [AT]

Oliver Hinte
Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln, Officer for Legal Affairs
ohinte [AT]

Rosa Maiello
Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, Italy
maiello [AT]

Uldis Zarins
National Library of Latvia, Latvia
uldis.zarins [AT]

Zdeněk Matušík
SKIP, Czech Republic
zdenek.matusik [AT]

Ex officio

Jukka Relander
Finnish Library Association
jukka.relander [AT]

Vincent Bonnet
EBLIDA Director
vincent.bonnet [AT]

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