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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 2013


Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

21 October 2013
In defense of the libraries: a lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens... Read more >
Written Declaration recognising the essential social role of public libraries

Written Declaration recognising the essential social role of public libraries

18 October 2013
In its Summer Newsletter EBLIDA announced a Written Declaration on the impact of public libraries in European communities to be handed over to MEPs during the Cycling for Libraries... Read more >
Launch of the Manifesto:

Launch of the Manifesto: "A Maastricht for Research"

16 October 2013
EBLIDA President, Klaus-Peter Böttger and EBLIDA Director, Vincent Bonnet took part in the official launch of the Manifesto "A Maastricht for Research" in the European Parliament today. Read more >

EBLIDA response to the IPO’s Call for Views on Copyright in Europe

11 October 2013
EBLIDA, welcomes the opportunity to submit its comments to the IPO consultation on Copyright in Europe. It is the task of European politicians to guarantee free access to information, education, culture, leisure, and content for all European citizens via public services. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter October 2013 published!

EBLIDA Newsletter October 2013 published!

10 October 2013
Highlights - Editorial; News Round Up; Licences for Europe—WG1: Cross border access and the portability of services; EBLIDA Activities: The Perfect Swell: Text and Data Mining for Data Driven Innovation, E-books corner ... Read more >