Research

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

Type: Journal Article
Author
Chris Morrison, Jane Secker
Description
This journal article reports the results of a questionnaire survey from 2014, exploring the extent of 'copyright literacy' within the UK library and information sector.
Date
2015
Abstract
The abstract provided by the author(s) of this work is as follows:

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 knowledge of national and international copyright issues as well as copyright policies at an institutional level. The survey also explored the need for copyright education for new and existing professionals and suggested topics for inclusion in training activities. The findings suggest that levels of knowledge amongst UK professionals are higher than those in other countries who participated in the first phase of the project. UK institutions are also more likely to have a copyright policy and an individual with responsibility for copyright. The results should be of interest to library managers, library educators and those with responsibility for staff training.

Publisher
Library and Information Research Group (LIRG)
Institution
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
Journal Title
Library and Information Research
Volume
39
Issue Number
121
Pages (from-to)
75-97 pp.
ISSN
1756-1086
Jurisdiction
United Kingdom, European Union
Language
ENG
Size
664 KB, 23 pp.
Copyright Information
In Copyright
Rights and Reuse
CC BY
Cortex Citation:
Chris Morrison and Jane Secker, “Copyright Literacy in the UK: a survey of librarians and other cultural heritage sector professionals,” Copyright Cortex, accessed June 25, 2018, https://copyrightcortex.org/research/copyright-literacy-in-the-uk-a-survey-of-librarians-other-cultural-heritage-sector-professionals.