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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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News 2010


EBLIDA’s responses to the online questionnaire

16 December 2010
Consultation on a future European Union Culture Programme. Deadline 15 December 2010. EBLIDA’s responses to the online questionnaire. Read more >

Proposal for discussion at the Comité des Sâges’ public hearing

22 November 2010
It has become a political goal of European culture policy to establish a European database or information system, Europeana, giving online access to European cultural products. For this project to succeed, it would require digitisation of European books, journals and other culture products on a massive scale. Read more >

Digital Agenda for Europe: Digital Libraries Initiative

25 October 2010
In ancient times, the library of Alexandria was said to contain up to 70% of all human knowledge. The challenge for the digital age is to do even better than that – and make the result last longer. Read more >

The European Commission has launched the Consultation on a future European Union Culture Programme.

04 October 2010
Following the adoption of the "Europe 2020" Strategy in June 20101, the European Commission is now launching a public consultation on a future EU programme for culture, which will replace the current one from 2014 onwards. The Commission's intention is to adopt a draft proposal in view of establishing a Decision of the European Parliament and Council on a new culture programme, which will help achieve the objectives of the "Europe 2020" strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth during the second semester of 2011. Read more >

EBLIDA response to the European Commission’s Green Paper: Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries

01 July 2010
According to the definition in KEA's 2006 report for the European Commission, "The Economy of Culture in Europe", libraries form a sub-sector of the Core Arts Field of the cultural sector. They are a non-profit making part of the industry but valuable nonetheless and we believe that any consultation in the field of culture should not ignore them. Read more >