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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


Ulrika Domellöf Mattsson

Ulrika Domellöf Mattsson

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency


Spaska Tarandova, EBLIDA EGIL Member


Spaska Tarandova
Email: spaska.tarandova at



 Andrew Cranfield


Andrew Cranfield
Email: joahcr at



Valérie Buoissou
Email: valerie.bouissou at





Armin Talke
Email: armin.talke at

Maria Botti, EBLIDA EGIL Member


Maria Botti
Email: botti at



Jurģis Īvāns
Email: jurgisivans at



Harald Bøhn
Email: harald.bohn at

 Olimpia Bratu


Olimpia Bratu
Email: olimpiabratu at

 Ciro Llueca Fonollosa, EGIL Member


Ciro Llueca
Email: cllueca at







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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