Copyright literacy of library and information science professionals in India: A survey

Naheem K T


This paper presents the results of an online survey of Indian Library and Information Science professionals’ knowledge and awareness of various topics related to copyright. Results of this study indicate the copyright literacy level of Indian LIS professionals. Only a small percent of respondents/ professionals are familiar with copyright related issues. A Major portion of the respondents depend on websites as a source for getting copyright related information followed by books and articles. After examining the overall findings it is concluded that the level of familiarity of Indian LIS professionals with issues concerning copyright is low as compared to the importance of the topic.

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