CLM has strong connections with several organisations whose complementary missions make them important partners for IFLA in our work : eIFL, EBLIDA, LCA, LIBER, and the World Blind Union.

  • Electronic Information For Libraries (eIFL)
    EIFL works with libraries in developing and transition economy countries. IFLA collaborates with EIFL on copyright and related issues, particularly at WIPO and other international fora. IFLA and EIFL also coordinate the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries as part of the Internet Governance Forum.
  • European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)
    EBLIDA is an independent umbrella association of library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe that concentrates on European policies and funding.
  • International Council of Archives (ICA)
    The ICA is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world’s archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe. The SCCR subcommittee of CLM collaborates with the ICA and other archives organizations to represent libraries and archives in the discussions of copyright exceptions and limitations at WIPO.
  • International Council on Museums (ICOM)

The International Council of Museums is an international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the research, conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. IFLA works with ICOM at the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as in our work around cultural heritage. 

  • Library Copyright Alliance (LCA)
    The LCA is an alliance of the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries. The members communicate with lawmakers in the United States and internationally on issues of copyright and related intellectual property laws. IFLA and the LCA consult on copyright and related matters of mutual interest.
  • Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER)
    LIBER is the main network for research libraries in Europe. IFLA and LIBER have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on issues of mutual interest, such as copyright frameworks supporting the mission of libraries and library services in the digital environment.
  • World Blind Union (WBU)
    The WBU is the global organisation representing the estimated 285 million people worldwide who are blind or partially sighted. CLM worked with the WBU to achieve an international treaty on copyright exceptions and limitations for the visually impaired, and continues to coordinate to promote the ratification and implementation the Marrakesh Treaty.
  • Copyright 4 Creativity (C4C)
    IFLA participates in the European multistakeholder C4C coalition to discuss joint responses to copyright activities in the European Union in areas of shared interest among the signatories.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    WIPO is a specialized agency of the UN that is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. The SCCR subcommittee of CLM represents IFLA at meetings of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. CLM cooperates with regional and national library and archive associations in order to share the activity of monitoring and contributing to meetings related to international treaties and conventions such as WIPO, including EIFL, ICA and EBLIDA.
  • Education International (EI)

EI is the global organisation of teachers’ unions, promoting the importance of strong education policies and conditions for education workers, including librarians. IFLA works with EI at the World Intellectual Property Oranization, as well as around the Sustainable Development Goals.  

  • A number of national library associations are also accredited observers at WIPO, and speak there alongside IFLA.