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Intellectual Property Training of Library and Information Management Bachelor’s Students

  • Tereza Trencheva
  • Tania Todorova
  • Elisaveta Tsvetkova
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 810)

Abstract

University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT) has contributed to the successful dissemination of knowledge in Intellectual Property (IP) field, as there are already 20 years of experience in IP courses for non-lawyers. Although the importance of IP training for the Library and Information Science (LIS) students and professionals is recognized, a study of copyright literacy of specialists from the library and other cultural institutions conducted in Bulgaria in 2013, highlighted serious gaps in the knowledge, awareness and inability of the professionals to deal with copyright issues arising in real work environments. The report presents own Educational IP model for LIS students at ULSIT, implemented in the Bachelor’s Program “Library and Information Management” from AY 2013/2014 up to now, as an answer on the established knowledge gap.

Keywords

Intellectual property training LIS higher education Bachelor’s degree Copyright literacy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tereza Trencheva
    • 1
  • Tania Todorova
    • 1
  • Elisaveta Tsvetkova
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Library Studies and Information TechnologiesSofiaBulgaria

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