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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.

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 Last update 4 April 2018

  • Article 3 –Text and Data Mining

Background position on TDM [PDF]

>> See also our latest EBLIDA-IFLA infographic on TDM [PDF]

>> See also an Open letter on TDM and AI signed by 28 organisations [PDF]

  • Article 4 – Illustration for Teaching

Background position on Illustration for Teaching [PDF]

>> see also the dedicated webpage on the Communia website with related infographics and position papers

  • Article 5 –Preservation

Background position on Public Interest Copying [PDF]

Background position on Dedicated Terminals [PDF]

Background position on Document Supply [PDF]

Background position on eLending [PDF]

>> See also our latest EBLIDA-IFLA infographic on Preservation [PDF]

  • Articles 7-9 – Out of Commerce Works

Background position on OoCW [PDF]

>> See also our latest EBLIDA-IFLA infographic on OoCW [PDF]

Article 11 - Press Publisher Rights & Article 13 Upload Filtering

Please see the Open Letter EBLIDA, IFLA and LIBER signed together with an International Coalition of European academic, library, education, research and digital rights communities.

An updated list of signatories is available here.

For all of the above, we also invite you to consult the Vox Scientia website.

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