January 21, 2021

Roundup: The European Parliament has Voted in Favour of Article 13

UPDATE April 18, 2019 European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) Release Statement on Adoption of the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market European Directive on Copyright Adopted. Where to Next? (via LIBER) UPDATE April 15, 2019 European Ministers Give Final Green Light to Copyright Reform (via Politico.eu) EU Approves […]

Update: Access More Than 14,000 Historic TV Clips From Across Europe (Free)

From JISC: Over 14,000 items of archived TV footage from 17 European countries are now available via the EUscreen online portal. EUscreen – the result of collaboration between 36 partners across Europe – provides a rich insight into Europe’s television heritage with content dating from the 1920s to the present day. The portal includes rare […]

Europe: Open Data: Turning Government Data into Gold

From EUROPA: The Commission has launched an Open Data Strategy for Europe, which is expected to deliver a €40 billion boost to the EU’s economy each year. Europe’s public administrations are sitting on a goldmine of unrealised economic potential: the large volumes of information collected by numerous public authorities and services. Member States such as […]

"European Medicines Agency Launches Database Of Clinical Studies in Children Completed Before 2007"

From the European Medicines Agency: The European Medicines Agency has published a new database containing information on studies of medicines authorised in the European Union that were carried out in children and completed before the Paediatric Regulation came into force in 2007. The Article 45 paediatric studies database allows users to search for information on […]

EU: Commission Brokers Agreement For Mass Digitisation, MoU Signed

From EurActiv: Books that have been gathering dust on library bookshelves can now be transformed into eBooks, according  to a pan European agreement signed by libraries, publishers and rightsholders yesterday. Industry federations and the European Commission heralded the agreement signed yesterday between publishers, libraries, collecting societies and authors as groundbreaking as it would unleash countless […]

Bloomberg: "Digital Libraries May Include More Book, Music Copyrights Under EU Overhaul"

From Bloomberg: Digital libraries may be able to include more copyrighted works under European Union rules proposed [on Tuesday]. The European Commission is seeking to bolster the EU-funded Internet library Europeana, a rival to the Internet book service operated by Google Inc., owner of the most popular Internet- search engine. Some so-called orphan works, including […]