Copyright literacy UK: have your say!

My two interests, information literacy and copyright collided in October at ECIL 2014 when I found out about the copyright literacy survey that had been carried out in several European countries.

Chris Morrison (University of Kent) and I decided to carry out research into levels of copyright literacy amongst professionals in UK information, cultural and heritage institutions. This research is part of an international project originating in the National Library of Bulgaria and analyses have already taken place in Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey (July – October 2013) and in France (January-March 2014). Further research is currently taking place in Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Romania and USA.

We are calling on all librarians, information professionals or those working in educational, cultural and scientific institutions within the UK to complete this survey before 31 December 2014.

The survey comprises 27 multiple choice questions and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. If you wish to preview the questions in this survey, then you can access the survey questions as  PDF.  Please visit the following link to complete the survey

The research outputs are intended to assist institutions and policy makers in identifying strengths and weaknesses in the comprehension of and engagement with copyright issues in the UK. This of particular importance during the current period of copyright reform.

We very much hope you will be able to complete this survey and ask colleagues to do so that we can get a  rich set of data. If you have any questions about the research or the survey please leave a comment on the blog or contact copyright@kent.ac.uk. Many thanks for your time.

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