Knowledge and Information Centre (KIC)
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.
[Survey Created: May 2016 – Survey Ended: July 2016]
EBLIDA and the Latvian Library Association are conducted a survey on non-formal and informal learning activities in public libraries across Europe.
2013 and 2015
[2013: Survey Created: January 2013 – Survey Ended: February 2013]
[2015: Survey Created: September 2015 – Survey Ended: October 2015]
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.
Don’t Go Back on the Deal: No Barriers to Realising the Promise of the Marrakesh Treaty13 January 2017: Europe’s leaders shouldn’t let us down. IFLA, EIFL and EBLIDA urgently call on the Council. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter January 201712 January 2017: EBLIDA Newsletter published with the range of activities and interests, library & information society news from Europe, Brussels, EBLIDA.... and more. Read more >
Statements to WIPO SCCR on how information is denied when copyright exceptions stop at the border16 December 2016: Evidence & examples from the international library and archive community on why we need an international treaty for cross-border access to knowledge, compiled by EIFL. Read more >
Library and Cultural Heritage Institution Responses to the Commission Copyright Proposal15 December 2016: We believe that overall welfare is best served by a robust and mandatory set of copyright exceptions which facilitate access to knowledge. Read more >
The Library positions on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty in Europe13 December 2016: The Treaty sets a clear objective: a print disability should not preclude a person’s ability to exercise his human right of access to information, research and culture. Read more >