C4C Signatory IFLA Publishes Statement on Libraries and Text and Data Mining

C4C welcomes the Statement on libraries and text and data mining published today by our signatory IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions..

IFLA believes “that legal certainty for text and data mining (TDM) can only be achieved by (statutory) exceptions. As an organization committed to the principle of freedom of access to information, and the belief that information should be utilised without restriction in ways vital to the educational and cultural well-being of communities, IFLA believes TDM to be an essential tool to the advancement of learning, and new forms of creation”.