LIBER and IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The two organisations share objectives in promoting access to knowledge for education, learning, and research. Significant areas of common interest in the fields of copyright frameworks supporting the mission of libraries and the extension of library and research activities into the digital environment, in Europe and worldwide.
Through this new Memorandum, LIBER and IFLA will:
- Advocate together on areas of special interest, especially on copyright and access to information to improve the copyright landscape for library and information services and the delivery of end-user services supporting teaching, learning and research;
- Co-operate in advocacy activities particularly at the European level, such as at the European Commission and other relevant forums;
- Jointly submit project bids for funding with other partners, where appropriate;
- Exchange information about their work in areas of shared interest, and to acknowledge the partnership in the promotional materials of both organisations, including the website, annual report, and newsletters where appropriate;
- Share information and best practice on advocacy tools and activities;
- Promote the use of each other’s social networking profiles through linking and following to enhance and promote their respective missions.
A yearly report will be submitted annually to the governing boards of LIBER and IFLA, describing the main outcomes of each organisation’s activities.
To read the full Memorandum of Understanding, click here.