Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group

Librarians, Your Profession Needs You to Advocate for Libraries & Research!

Posted: 30-07-2019 Topics: Copyright Strategy

Are you a research librarian working in Europe? If so, you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape your national copyright legislation.

Speak up for libraries and research so that your library benefits from new activities and services. If you don’t, your library’s ability to serve users could be unnecessarily restricted.

This unique situation stems from the fact that European Member States are currently preparing to implement the new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Each country has significant flexibility in terms of how the Directive is implemented, and this is where you come in.

LIBER urges you to get involved, and has produced a step-by-step guide to help. Not a copyright expert? Not a problem!

Download our easy-to-understand guide. It will help you speak up for libraries and research as countries across Europe implement the new Copyright Directive.

The guide outlines the key issues and messages to be aware of in plain language. You simply have to take these points to your national policy makers.

Say ‘yes’ to new research and ‘no’ to barriers!

Download the guide, and remember: LIBER is here to help. Please tell us if you are involved in copyright advocacy, and contact us if you have any questions or concerns (email:

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