A Multinational 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. The survey was extended in 2014 to France, Turkey and Croatia and the findings presented at ECIL 2014. This is where we first discovered the international work. Since this date the copyright literacy survey has been carried out in 10 other countries – Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom and the USA.
You can find out more about Tania’s research project “Copyright Policies of libraries and other cultural institutions.” Tania also wrote a summary of the international survey results in October 2016.
CL Research Team Publications
Boustany, J. (2014), “Copyright Literacy of librarians in France”, in Kurbanoğlu, S. et. al. (eds.) Information Literacy : Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century : 2nd European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL): Revised Selected Papers, ECIL, Dubrovnik, 2014, CCIS, Vol. 492, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 91-100.
Estell, Allison & Laura Saunders. Librarian Copyright Literacy: Self-reported Copyright Knowledge among Information Professionals in the United States. // Public Services Quarterly, 2016.
Kortelainen, Terttu (2015), “Copyright Literacy in Finnish Libraries, Archives and Museums”, in Kurbanoğlu, S. et. al. (eds.) Information Literacy: Moving Toward Sustainability: 3rd European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL): Revised Selected Papers, ECIL, Tallinn, 2015, CCIS, Vol. 552, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 202 – 209.
Morrison, C. and Secker, J. (2015), “Copyright Literacy in the UK: a survey of librarians and other cultural heritage sector professionals”, Journal of Library and Information Research, Vol. 39, Number 121, pp. 75-97. [Suppl. File Survey instrument, S5-S10.]
Terra, Ana Lúcia (2016), “Copyright Literacy Competencies from Portuguese LIS Professionals”, Book of Abstracts: 4th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Prague, 2016, pp. 93. (full paper in print, Proceeding, ECIL 2016)
Todorova, T. and Trencheva, T. (2014), “Copyright Literacy in Memory Institutions: Findings from scientific research project in Bulgaria”, in Proceedings of the 3th International Conference on New Perspectives in Science Education, Florence, PIXEL, pp. 169-172.
Todorova, Tania et. al. (2014), “A Multinational Study on Copyright Literacy Competencies of LIS Professionals”, in Kurbanoğlu, S. et. al. (eds.) Information Literacy : Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century : 2nd European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL): Revised Selected Papers, ECIL, Dubrovnik, 2014, CCIS, Vol. 492, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 138-148.
Other relevant publications
Todorova, T. (2010). Library Policies. Avangard. Sofia, 291 p. (in Bulgarian) Abstract [PDF]
Todorova, Tania. Copyright Literacy for Librarians and Educators in Bulgaria. // Vizija i stvarnost: zbornik u povodu 40 godina djelovanja Aleksandre Horvat u knjižničarstvu / Ed. by Daniela Živković, Tatjana Nebesny, Anita Šikić,. Zagreb, Croatian University Press, 2016, p. 141-151. Full text [PDF]
Kurbanoğlu, S. (2016) Copyright Literacy Competencies of Information Professionals: the case of Turkey. [PPT presentation].
International research team
Copyright Literacy Survey research team includes the following researchers:
Tania Тodorova – Project Manager, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tereza Тrencheva – University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria. <email@example.com>
Serap Kurbanoğlu, Güleda Doğan – Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joumana Boustany – IUT Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France. <Jboustany@gmail.com>
Aleksandra Horvat – University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.<email@example.com>
Ana Lúcia Terra, Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de Gestão – ESEIG, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Ane Landøy, University of Bergen Library, Bergen, Norway
Angela Repanovici – Transilvania University of Brasov, Roumania
Egbert J. Sanchez Vanderkast, National Autonomous University of Mexico (IIBI-UNAM), Mexico
Jane Secker – Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor, Learning Technology and Innovation London School of Economics and Political Science and Chris Morrison – Copyright Officer at University of Kent, United Kingdom
Prof. Jurgita Rudzioniene, University of Vilnius, Lithuania
Assist. Prof. Laura Saunders, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Terttu Kortelainen, Faculty of Humanities/Information Studies, University of Oulu, Finland
Tibor Koltay, Department of Information and Library Studies, Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary
The Survey is in process of implementation in Spain:
Alicia Arias Coello. Ph. D, Prof Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentación – ALICIA ARIAS COELLO <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>