EU Council's Position
As adopted 25th May, 2018
View Commission's Position on Recital 11a
Definition of cultural heritage institutions
Cultural heritage institutions should be understood as covering publicly accessible libraries, museums and archives regardless of the type of works and other subject matter which they hold in their permanent collections, as well as film or audio heritage institutions. They should include, among others, national libraries and national archives.
They should also include educational establishments and public sector broadcasting organisations, as far as their archives and publicly accessible libraries are concerned.