Copyright Literacy of LIS Students in the Czech Republic



Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Information Literacy in Everyday Life
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords LIS education; Information literacy; Copyright literacy; Research; Czech Republic
Description Librarians help university students and staff work with information on different tasks. Copyright is strongly connected with information processing. Therefore, university education in librarianship should include this topic to prepare future librarians for their work. This paper presents research results of copyright literacy of Czech students of library and information studies and their attitudes toward this topic. This national part of international research identified a number of problems in students’ knowledge (e.g. copyright and databases or unpublished works) but also their strong belief in the importance of the topic for librarians (89.9%) and its inclusion in the LIS curriculum (61.3%). Students also welcomed the extension of their education about copyright mostly in the international context and practical examples.