Exploring the Need for Intellectual Property Information Literacy for Business and STEM Disciplines

Janis Tyhurst*

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    Abstract

    A major component of any information literacy training program incorporates training on copyright and fair use. While in the library literature, librarians have provided excellent training on understanding copyright and appropriate use, they have not focused on providing training on other forms of intellectual property (IP), particularly patents. As IP in the form of patents is becoming exponentially more important in the research-to-commercialization process, more work on information literacy training about patents is needed. This paper provides definitions of IP literacy, places the value of IP literacy in a larger context, looks at target audiences, proposes a framework for IP literacy and provides suggestions about the role that librarians can play in developing IP literacies beyond copyright.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationInformation Literacy in the Workplace - 5th European Conference, ECIL 2017, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsLoriene Roy, Sonja Spiranec, Joumana Boustany, Serap Kurbanoglu, Esther Grassian, Diane Mizrachi
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages257-266
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9783319743332
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2018
    Event5th European Conference on Information Literacy in the Workplace, ECIL 2017 - Saint Malo, France
    Duration: Sep 18 2017Sep 21 2017

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    Volume810
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929

    Conference

    Conference5th European Conference on Information Literacy in the Workplace, ECIL 2017
    Country/TerritoryFrance
    CitySaint Malo
    Period09/18/1709/21/17

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.

    Keywords

    • Information literacy
    • Information training
    • Intellectual property
    • Intellectual property literacy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Mathematics
    • General Computer Science

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