Knowledge and Information Centre (KIC) - Survey
As a central part of its strategy, EBLIDA is committed to the idea of establishing an online Knowledge and Information Centre (KIC) for the library community within the European Union to help Libraries argue for access for all to the benefits of the information society in all formats.
Data collected in the KIC are used for meetings with the EU Commission and the Parliament for documents related to library and copyright issues.
These data are also used by IFLA in its search to better address copyright issues at WIPO in the European context.
EBLIDA and the Latvian Library Association are conducting a survey on non-formal and informal learning activities in public libraries across Europe accessible at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LibA4EU_survey
The survey offers statistics over libraries and describes the number of Public and Academic Libraries (including National and University Libraries) their number of registered users, media stocks, number of loans, number of visits, e-visits and number of staff.
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Press Release: Our claim for copyright reform in Europe06 July 2016: A proposal by European library and other cultural heritage organisations for concrete changes that will provide greater legal certainty for library users and for librarians. Read more >
Press Release: Our common future05 July 2016: Brexit - how the British library and information organisations and institutions can protect their potential interests in Brussels. Read more >
Press Release: CJEU Advocate General opinion on e-lending A step forward…16 June 2016: Is an e-book is a book with regard to the EU Rental and Lending Directive? The CJEU Advocate-General’s Opinion challenges some current national laws and programmes for e-lending. Read more >