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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 >

UNESCO endorses the IFLA Manifesto for Digital Libraries.

13 December 2011
UNESCO has endorsed the IFLA Manifesto for Digital Libraries at its General Conference 2011. The Manifesto provides principles to assist libraries in undertaking sustainable and interoperable digitisation activities to bridge the digital divide - a key factor in achieving the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Digital libraries are essential for access to information, and for preserving national heritage. Read more >

EBLIDA response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union

18 November 2011
EBLIDA response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union: opportunities and challenges towards a digital single market. Read more >

EBLIDA response to the EU High Level Group on Literacy

20 October 2011
Response from EBLIDA, the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation to the EU High Level Group on Literacy. Read more >

Press release of the European Commission on the Signature of the MoU on Out of Commerce works

20 September 2011
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Key Principles on the Digitisation and Making Available of Out-of- Commerce Works – Frequently Asked Questions Read more >