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.

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 guide 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. Available at: 

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