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EBLIDA, LIBER and ENCES Statement on the European Commission Proposal for a Draft Directive on Orphan Works

27 May 2011
EBLIDA LIBER and ENCES believe the proposal, one of a number of key legislative changes required to the copyright aquis, is an important starting point to facilitate mass digitisation and ensure that European citizens have online access to the 20th century’s academic, scientific and cultural output. The focus of the proposal on published literary and audiovisual works is an important step in making Europe’s cultural heritage digitally available, and therefore avoids the so-called “black-hole of the 20th century. Read more >

Updated programme of the 19th EBLIDA-NAPLE annual conference in Màlaga (Spain) on May 27th

15 March 2011
One profession, one future? 27th May 2011 Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga Read more >

The Vienna Declaration available also in Luxembourgish

01 March 2011
Op der kollektiver Konferenz vun EBLIDA a NAPLE Forum zu Wien am Mee 2009 gouf decidéiert, d'Roll an de Potential vun de Bibliothéiken an Europa beim Entstoen vun enger Europäescher Wëssensgesellschaft ze stäerken. Read more >

EBLIDA’s responses to the online questionnaire

16 December 2010
Consultation on a future European Union Culture Programme. Deadline 15 December 2010. EBLIDA’s responses to the online questionnaire. Read more >

Proposal for discussion at the Comité des Sâges’ public hearing

22 November 2010
It has become a political goal of European culture policy to establish a European database or information system, Europeana, giving online access to European cultural products. For this project to succeed, it would require digitisation of European books, journals and other culture products on a massive scale. Read more >