University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2020 Proceedings
Publication year: 2020
Pages: 6555-6561
ISBN: 978-84-09-17939-8
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2020.1747
Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
With the rapid development of new technologies, when information becomes one of the most valuable resources, Information Literacy (IL) plays a leading role. With the global penetration of the Internet, social networks, the digitalization of information arrays and the emergence of new tools for managing and using information resources, people's expectations for access to information have increased significantly. New technologies and modes of communication have broken many barriers to access, calling into question the efficiency of the search, selection, evaluation, correct, ethical and legal use of information, which also necessitated the acquisition of new competences and skills. Information literacy is one of the key competences of today's society. Her upbringing is the initial step in the ability and ability to seek and use the huge information flow. Intellectual Property (IP) can be seen as an element of information literacy in the higher education framework. In order to successfully develop students at university and in life, they must learn to use efficiently and effectively the wide variety of information and communication technologies to search, find, organize, analyze and evaluate the information they need. In addition, they must understand the ethics of the use of the information, including in violation of subjective intellectual property rights such as plagiarism, use without permission of the author of works of literature, art, science, as well as patented inventions, industrial design, designations (trademarks, geographical indications, domain names, companies). Finally, they must be able to systematize all this knowledge into one in order to create an effective end product. This requires them to assemble the full suite of basic research, technological, critical thinking and evaluation skills. In today's society, experts who are able to interpret IP issues, such as library and information professionals, play an important role. It is their responsibility to create policies to promote the understanding and resolution of legal disputes and conflicts that are unique to this aspect of the information society. One way to achieve this is through the educational impact of information literacy programs that incorporate IP issues as part of the curriculum. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the current state of intellectual property as an element of information literacy of the students at the university. To achieve the set objective are defined the basic concepts and is made an analytical overview of their essence. Finally are made, some major conclusions and recommendations.
Information Literacy, Intellectual Property, Information Technologies, Higher Education.