Copyright literacy and LIS students: a new survey is launched!

The International Copyright Literacy team have launched a new multi-national survey, this time focusing on Library and Information Science (LIS) students and their levels of knowledge about copyright. Unable to resist the opportunity to do further research, we at UKCL have decided to join this study to gather data from LIS students. We are looking to get responses from students currently studying for a library and information qualification at any UK institution. Even if you are based elsewhere in the world, if your qualification is from a UK university (e.g. you are a distance learning student living outside the UK but studying at Aberystwyth or Robert Gordon University) we want to hear from you.
We know many of you will have finished your formal studies now and you might be working on a thesis or dissertation over the summer. You are just the people we are looking for, so please take a short break from your research to help us with ours! It is a short survey and won’t take more than 15 minutes to complete, but will give us valuable data about your level of knowledge about copyright, how important you think it might be in your work as a librarian or information professional and how prepared you feel for dealing with copyright matters in your future career. The survey findings will allow us to benchmark UK based students with those around the world. A full summary of the findings will be made available from this website.
Please complete the survey here:
The survey will be open for 5 weeks, so please complete it by 31st August 2017.
If you are interested in any of our previous research on copyright literacy and want to find out more then visit our website. If you have any questions then please email

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