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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 2012


Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union

05 July 2012
On July 1st Cyprus took over Denmark for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. For the next 6 coming months, Cyprus will be in charge of the European affairs. It the first time that Cyprus is in charge of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Read more >

4 July 2012 European Parliament rejects ACTA

04 July 2012
EBLIDA welcomes the result of the vote of the European Parliament on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on Wednesday 4th July 2012. 478 MEPs voted against the trade agreement, 39 in favour, and 165 abstained. Read more >

EBLIDA and IFLA urge MEPs to reject ACTA

02 July 2012
Ahead of a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday 4th July, EBLIDA, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has today issued a statement calling on MEPs to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). ACTA is a proposed international agreement aimed at creating a stronger framework for global enforcement of intellectual property rights. Read more >

The new EBLIDA website is now live

02 July 2012
After the 20th anniversary of the association, the new EBLIDA website is a step further towards a better visibility of EBLIDA, and an improved communication with our members just after the date like below? Read more >

EBLIDA newsletter July-August published

02 July 2012
Page 2: News round-up: E.U.: Europeana Newspaper Project, The European Library and Arrow; Page 3: News round-up: EBLIDA and Europe: From DG INFSO to DG CONNECT Page 3: News round-up: EBLIDA and Europe: The copyright challenge: Re-defining Intellectual Property Rights– Exceptions, Limitations, "Fair Use". Read more >