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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 (EGCIS) Position Paper now available in Spanish:

15 March 2012
Las Bibliotecas‐ Focos culturales para la información y la inspiración. Un documento de posicionamiento de EBLIDA Read more >

EBLIDA (EGCIS) Position Paper in Spanish:

15 March 2012
Las Bibliotecas‐ Focos culturales para la información y la inspiración. Un documento de posicionamiento de EBLIDA Read more >

Libraries – cultural peaks for information and inspiration

24 February 2012
EBLIDA (EGCIS) Position Paper: Libraries – cultural peaks for information and inspiration available in 11 languages. Read more >

Martin Schulz elected as new President of the European Parliament

17 January 2012
MEPs elected Martin Schulz to be the new European Parliament president with 387 votes in favour out of 670 cast. The 56-year old German MEP will lead the European parliament for two and half years, until the beginning of the next legislature in July 2014. Read more >

European Libraries and the challenges of e-publishing


An e-book policy for libraries in Europe [EBLIDA Position paper] Society is on the brink of major changes. The transformation of media and of the information market is one of the biggest challenges for our society. It is an opportunity as well as a threat for Europe. Read more >