This page contains a list of our publications to date, with links to full text wherever possible. We are currently carrying out research in three main areas –

    • levels of knowledge about copyright amongst UK library and information professionals and how to enhance copyright education;
    • institutional policies towards copyright, IPR and lecture recording;
    • student’s preferences for academic reading comparing print and electronic formats.

Secker, J. & Morrison, C., (2022) “Playing with Copyright”, The Journal of Play in Adulthood 4(2), p.106-125. doi:

Secker, J., Morrison, C & Ridout, F. (2022) The art of adapting open educational resources for Street Law: Copyright the Card Game a case study. International Journal of Public Legal Education 6 (1) pp.84-103. doi:

Morrison, C.  Secker, J. (2022). Copyright Education and Information Literacy. In: Navigating Copyright for Libraries: Purpose and Scope. (pp. 285-318). Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3110732009 doi: 10.1515/9783110732009

Morrison, C & Secker, J (2021) Copyright literacy, open practice and the role of academic development. Educational Developments 22 (2). Available at: 

Secker, J & Morrison, C (2021) Shifting Copyright Games Online. Creative Academic Magazine. Available at:

Secker, J. (2020). Understanding the role of technology in academic practice through a lens of openness. In: INTED2020 Proceedings. (pp. 5363-5368). Valencia, Spain: IATED. ISBN 978-84-09-17939-8.

Gadd, E.; Morrison, C.; Secker, J. (2019). The Impact of Open Access on Teaching—How Far Have We Come? Publications, 7, 56. 

Secker, Jane , Morrison, Chris and Nilsson, Inga-Lill (2019). Copyright Literacy and the Role of Librarians as Educators and Advocates. Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship, 3(2), doi: 10.17161/jcel.v3i2.6927

Morrison, C. (2018). Illustration for Instruction and the UK Higher Education Sector: Perceptions of risk and sources of authority. Masters dissertation, King’s College London.

Morrison, C and Secker J (2018) Chapter 10: Copyright and Digital Cultural Heritage: Licences and Licensing Agreements. Copyright Cortext. Available at:

Secker, J (2018) The Trouble with Terminology in Reedy, K and Parker J. Digital Literacy Unpacked. Facet Publishing: London. (pp. 3-16) Available at:

Morrison, C (2018) Copyright and digital literacy: rules, risk and creativity in Reedy, K and Parker J. Digital Literacy Unpacked. Facet Publishing: London. (pp. 97-108) Available under CC-BY-NC licence at: and

Morrison, C and Secker, J (2018, July 26) Text and Data Mining. WIPO Monitor. Available at:

Morrison, C and Secker J (2018, June 1) The Publishing Trap: Teaching Copyright, Open Access and Scholarly Communication through a Boardgame. Against the Grain Special Issue. Available at:

Secker, J and Morrison, C (2018) Chapter 7: Copyright Literacy in the UK in Renee Hobbs (Ed). The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright, and Fair Use. Routledge: New York.

Morrison, C and Secker J. (2018) NLPN Factsheet: copyright. Available at:

Hatch, P., Morrison, C and Secker J. (2017) A study of copyright specialists in UK educational and cultural institutions: who are they and what do they do? Available at: 

Morrison, C and Secker, J (2017) Copyright literacy: developing confidence and sustainable approaches to copyright education. EBLIDA Newsletter (11) Available at:

Morrison, C. and Secker, J. (2017), “Understanding librarians’ experiences of copyright”, Library Management, Vol. 38 No. 6/7, pp. 354-368.

Tania Yordanova Todorova, Serap Kurbanoğlu, Joumana Boustany, Güleda Doğan, Laura Saunders, Aleksandra Horvat, Ana Lúcia Terra, Ane Landøy, Angela Repanovici, Chris Morrison, Egbert J. Sanchez Vanderkast, Jane Secker, Jurgita Rudzioniene, Terttu Kortelainen, Tibor Koltay, “Information professionals and copyright literacy: a multinational study”, Library Management ,

Secker, J (2017) Jane Secker’s Got Game…. copyright game! A Copyright Chat, in conversation with Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Morrison, C. (2017) Why copyright literacy is key to unlocking our greatest privilege. UKSG eNews. 389. Available at:

Secker, J. (2017) On Peril and Privilege and we all need copyright literacy. UKSG eNews. 388. [PDF Pre-print]

Secker, J and Morrison C. (2017) 10 Things Communications Staff Need to Known about Copyright. LSE Communications Blog. Available at:

Rios-Amaya, J., Secker, J. and Morrison, C. (2016) Lecture recording in higher education: risky business or evolving open practice. LSE / University of Kent. [PDF]

Secker, Jane and Morrison, Chris (2016) From anxiety to empowerment: supporting librarians develop copyright literacy. ALISS Quarterly, 12 (1). pp. 10-13. ISSN 1747-9258. Available online in KAR | Available online in LSERO.

Stewart, N, Secker, J, Morrison, C and Horton, L (2016) Liberating data: how libraries and librarians can help with text and data mining. LSE Impact Blog.

Morrison, C and Secker, J (2016) Exceptions for libraries. Available online.

Secker J and Morrison C. (2016) Copyright and E-learning: a guide for practitioners. Facet Publishing: London. Chapter 6: Copyright education and training available online.

Morrison, C and Secker, J (2016) Nine things you need to know about copyright. A good practice guide for university administrators and academics. LSE Impact Blog. Available at:

Rios-Amaya, J and Secker J (2016). Choosing between print and electronic… Or keeping both? Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS) UK Report. Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI), London, UK.  Available online.

Secker, J. and Morrison, C. (2016) UK Higher Education Scanning Survey. Available online.

Morrison, C and Secker, J. (2016) A Guide to Copyright. Association of University Administrators.

Morrison, C and Secker, J. (2015) Copyright Literacy in the UK: a survey of librarians and other cultural heritage sector professionals. Library and Information Research 39 (121), 75-97. doi: 10.29173/lirg675

Secker, J and Morrison C. (2015, August 10) Why copyright education is a fundamental part of digital and information literacy. CILIP Blog. Available at

Morrison, C. (2015) Copyright the Card Game. ALISS Quarterly. 9 (2).

Morrison C. and Secker J. (2015, June) UK Copyright Literacy Survey: High Level Summary. PDF Available online