Copyright Literacy Survey

The copyright literacy survey originated in Bulgaria and was collaborative work led by Dr Tania Todorova, Professor at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria. The project was funded by the National Science Fund of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science to carry out a survey to investigate copyright policies and the levels of knowledge among librarians and specialists from other cultural institutions.

Understanding librarians’ experiences of copyright: Findings from a phenomenographic study of UK information professionals

Librarians and information professionals increasingly need to deal with copyright issues in their work, however evidence suggests that they can lack confidence and often refer queries to a dedicated copyright specialist. The purpose of this paper is to explore the professional experiences of copyright of a group of academic librarians in the UK, with a […]

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Information professionals and copyright literacy: a multinational study

The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a multinational survey on copyright literacy of specialists from libraries and other cultural institutions.This study aimed to address a gap in the literature by encompassing specialists from the cultural institutions in an international comparative context. The paper offers guidance for further understanding of copyright in

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Librarian Copyright Literacy: Self-Reported Copyright Knowledge Among Information Professionals in the United States

Librarians often act as default copyright experts at their institutions and thus must have an awareness of copyright law and practices. Nevertheless, there is little in the scholarly literature about how well informed librarians are about copyright law. Through a national survey of professional librarians, this study illustrates librarians’ self-perceived familiarity with copyright concepts, interests

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Copyright and E-learning: A guide for practitioners

Jane Secker and Chris Morrison have completely revised and updated this highly successful text to take into account recent developments in the field and changes to the law in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Through its practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning, this book will

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Copyright Literacy in Finnish Libraries, Archives and Museums

Copyright literacy in Finnish libraries, archives, and museums was studied by a web survey as part of a multinational research. The study focused on the awareness concerning national and international copyright legislation and institutions, regulations concerning different aspects of copyright, and sources of copyright information that the respondents would use. 156 completed questionnaires were returned,

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Copyright Literacy in the UK: a survey of librarians and other cultural heritage sector professionals

Based on a survey of UK library and information professionals and those who work in the cultural heritage sector, carried out in December 2014, this research sought to examine the levels of copyright ‘literacy’. The survey aimed to obtain responses from all sectors, however most responses were received from academic libraries. The research examined their

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Copyright Literacy of Librarians in France

This paper aims to produce comprehensive knowledge in the copyright literacy of French librarians. To achieve this objective a web based survey has been conducted. Results show that French librarians have a lack of competence in copyright issues and especially at the international level. This weakness is more pronounced among librarians in public libraries and

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