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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.

Founding Organisations

The need for a European association of libraries was first expressed during the IFLA conference in Brighton in 1987. Then in 1990, the UK Library Association organised a meeting in London.

A working group was set up in 1991 to create a new European organisation for library, information and documentation associations in the member states of the European Community  to represent and defend library interests in European affairs, especially in view of EC legislation and actions which affected libraries e.g. Directives on the rental and lending right and the legal protection of databases, action plans for libraries and culture. EBLIDA acts as a communication channel between members and the European Commission and other European institutions.

The founding organisations were:

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  • Association des bibliothécaires et documentalistes spécialisés (ADBS), France

 

 

[ABDS adopted the new name of "Association des professionnels de l'information et de la documentation" in 1993, in recognition of the broadening scope of the profession.]


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  • Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Bibliotheksverbände (BDB), Germany

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[Name change took place in  2004. New name  Bibliothek & Information Deutschland (BID).]


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  • Enosis Ellenon Bibliothekarion, Greece

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  • Fédération des Associations de Documentalistes Bibliothécaires de l’Education Nationale (FADBEN), France

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  • Institute of Information Scientists (IIS), UK

 


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