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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


EBLIDA participated in an EU Public Library Advocacy roundtable in Brussels

26 June 2012
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) organised a roundtable on the question of an EU Public Library Advocacy. For 6 months, BMGF analysed the EU2020 programme to find out where potential financial resources could be available for libraries and how libraries could be added on the EU2020 agenda. Read more >

A response from Information Sans Frontières to the final compromise text of the Orphan Works Directive

22 June 2012
Information Sans Frontières has assessed the potential impact of the Orphan Works Directive (based on the final compromise text) on its constituency of members, namely the public archives, film and sound institutes, galleries, libraries, museums and similar cultural institutions of Europe. Read more >

Re-defining Intellectual Property Rights– Exceptions, Limitations, “Fair Use”

20 June 2012
Luigi Berlinguer (Italian MEP) declares that: “Libraries are the place where you can access to books without buying for them. This should be expanding to the digital world. It is necessary to change the copyright to adapt it to the digital era. Copyright should not be an obstacle to the diffusion of Culture”. Read more >

EBLIDA new president for 2012-2015

24 May 2012
At the 20th EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting (10 May 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark), Mr. Klaus-Peter Böttger (Director of the Public Library Essen, Germany) was elected President of EBLIDA for the period 2012-2015, succeeding Gerald Leitner. Read more >

New EBLIDA President and Executive Committee elected

15 May 2012
At the 20th EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting, Mr Klaus‐Peter Böttger, BID Germany was elected President of EBLIDA by unanimous agreement. Read more >