Tuesday 2 December 2014

Looking for a festive survey on copyright literacy? Here you go

Are you a librarian, information professional or someone working in educational, cultural and scientific institutions in the UK? This survey might be for you then, as 1709 Blog friend Chris Morrison (University of Kent) explains:

"Jane Secker (LSE) and I are carrying 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. We are asking for the assistance of influential copyright experts and practitioners to get as many people to complete this as possible. 

The survey comprises 27 multiple choice questions and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. 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. We think this is of particular importance during the current period of copyright reform.

Further details are available here, and people can complete the survey online here.

If you have any questions about the research or the survey please contact copyright@kent.ac.uk."

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