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Teaching intellectual property rights as part of the information syllabus

Joint, N. (2006) Teaching intellectual property rights as part of the information syllabus. Library Review, 55 (6). pp. 330-336. ISSN 0024-2535

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This paper argues that in the knowledge economy, those who are expert in understanding intellectual property issues, such as librarians and information professionals, have a special responsibility for creating policy, encouraging understanding and resolving legal disputes and conflicts unique to this aspect of the information society. One way of achieving this is through the educational impact of systematic information literacy programmes which include intellectual property issues as part of the syllabus.