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EBLIDA & Covid-19

EBLIDA is helping European libraries go through the Covid 19 crisis and prepare an agenda for the Post-Covid Phase.

A European library agenda for the post-Covid 19 age
Work in Progress

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November 2021:

A European library agenda for the post-Covid 19 age (November 2021)
  • EBLIDA decided to relaunch an investigation with a view to validating the new normals having been detected in the first post-Covid agenda report and to identifying the legacy left by library policies and trends set in place during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis. In May 2020 we were somehow optimistic and we thought that the Covid crisis would come to the end after Summer 2020. That has unfortunately not been the case. Now that Europe is seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, it is time to take stock of what took place in libraries during this terrible year and make an assessment of the state of the art of libraries in Europe.

 

The new normals in a European Agenda for public libraries

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November 2021:

The new normals in a European Agenda for public libraries

In 2020, EBLIDA undertook a survey aimed at reviewing the state of libraries in the face of the Covid-19 crisis. This survey was updated in 2021.

At the end of the double survey, EBLIDA identifies five new normals being promoted within a European Library Agenda in the post-Covid-19 age:

  • 1. A socially inclusive library;
  • 2. Technologies are mutating and shaping libraries in new ways;
  • 3. Uncharted economic territory: review the library budget composition;
  • 4. Library governance at central and local levels;
  • 5. Do not forget the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

EBLIDA is helping European libraries go through the Covid 19 crisis and prepare an agenda for the Post-Covid Phase.

A European library agenda for the post-Covid 19 age
Work in Progress

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May 2020:

A European library agenda for the post-Covid 19 age Work in Progress

The Report outlines a European library agenda in the post-Covid age along five new normals:

  • Exponential social distancing: a well-connected two-meter library;
  • Technologies are mutating and shaping libraries in new ways;
  • Uncharted economic territory: review the library budget composition;
  • Library governance at central and local levels;
  • Do not forget the climate change opportunity and threat.

EBLIDA Checklist in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

EBLIDA May 2020 Newsletter: Special issue  (No. 4)

The Editorial

EBLIDA checklist for library associations and libraries in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

Library Associations in the face of the Covid-19 crisis:

 

News from Latvia:
The agreement between the National Library of Latvia and AKKA/LAA


Guidelines on access policies, personnel security, social distancing and sanitation of collections

EBLIDA April 2020 Newsletter: Special issue (No. 3)

The Editorial


EBLIDA Checklist in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

EBLIDA April 2020 Newsletter: Special issue  (No. 2)

The Editorial

EBLIDA checklist for library associations and libraries in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

Library Associations in the face of the Covid-19 crisis:

 

NewsGuard: websites diffusing fake news on Covid-19 in Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy

Special Report: COVID-19 Myths - Trail of Deceit: The Ten Most Popular COVID-19 Myths and How They Emerged


EBLIDA Checklist in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

EBLIDA April 2020 Newsletter: Special issue - (No. 1)

The Editorial

EBLIDA checklist for library associations and libraries in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

Library Associations in the face of the Covid-19 crisis:

 

 

NewsGuard: websites diffusing fake news on Covid-19 in Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy

 


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