EBLIDA E-books in libraries campaign

Launched in May 2012, EBLIDA’s E-books in libraries campaign is aimed at drawing “the attention of politicians and citizens of the European Union both to the risks and threats at stake for libraries and their patrons (therefore also to the citizens) with the current situation in the volatile market of e-books in which libraries have very few rights.”

The current campaign is designed in 3 steps:

  1. Until October 2012 – Establish task force, publish Position Paper in every European language, follow up with the European Union Commission on the survey on European Libraries and e-books, begin meetings with the Federation of European Publishers
  2. October 2012 to May 2013 – Follow up on meetings with Federation of European Publishers, meet with Members of the European Parliament, organise meetings in specific regional areas with local and national representatives
  3. May 2013 – First set of achievements, next propositions