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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.

EGIL - Expert Group on Information Law

Aims and goals

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

  • Create awareness on legal issues (with related implications) that affect the provision and circulation of information when libraries and archives are concerned;
  • Advise and assist the EBLIDA EC, national library associations and EBLIDA Members in addressing European institutions by making suggestions and drafting reports regarding laws and changes to laws or policies that would improve the legal position of libraries and archives;
  • Cooperate and work with other organizations and institutions for these purposes.

 

Since EGIL activities impact on library policy and planning, EGIL will meet ELSIA and LIBLEG experts regularly in order to bring in-field experience to the work undertaken by the two other groups and, vice versa, to get direction on issues which may have an impact on library legislation, policy and other information laws. The three groups should routinely make their minutes and any relevant papers available to each other so they are aware of decisions taken and of further action to be made.


Members of EGIL

Chair: Valérie Buoissou, France

Valérie Bouissou.

Director, Bibliohèque Municipale Nîmes

Email: valerie.bouissou at ville-nimes.fr

Members:

Spaska Tarandova, EBLIDA EGIL Member

Bulgaria

Spaska Tarandova
Executive Director · Global Libraries - Bulgaria Foundation

Email: spaska.tarandova at gmail.com

 

 

 Andrew Cranfield, EBLIDA EGIL Member

Denmark

Andrew Cranfield
Library Director, Municipality of Toender, Southern Denmark

Email: joahcr at toender.dk

   
 Armin Talke

Germany

Armin Talke
Legal Counsel, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library)

Email: armin.talke at sbb.spk-berlin.de

   
Maria Botti, EBLIDA EGIL Member

Greece

Maria Botti
Attorney-at-law / Professor, School of Information Science and Informatics, DALMS, Ionian University
Email: botti at otenet.gr

   
 Jurģis Īvāns, EBLIDA EGIL Member

Latvia

Jurģis Īvāns
Copyright expert, National Library of Latvia
Email: jurgisivans at gmail.com

   
 

Norway

Olaus Bergstrøm
Legal advisor at the National Library of Norway
Email: olaus.bergstrom at nb.no

   
 Olimpia Bratu, EBLIDA EGIL Member

Romania

Olimpia Bratu
"Christian Tell" County Library Targu-Jiu, Gorj County
Email: olimpiabratu at yahoo.com

   
 Ciro Llueca Fonollosa, EBLIDA EGIL Member

Spain

Ciro Llueca
Director,  Library and Learning Resources, Open University of Catalonia
Email: cllueca at uoc.edu

   

 


Documents:

Statements made by EBLIDA at WIPO

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

The right to e‐read - An e‐book policy for libraries in Europe
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European Libraries and the challenges of e-publishing - An e-book policy for libraries in Europe
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EBLIDA Key Principles on the acquisition of and access to E-books by libraries
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