As a result of recent developments in technological and communication devices; changes in information formats; and trends such as consortial collection development, open access and digitization, today’s information professionals face more and more complicated intellectual property and copyright issues than in the past. Therefore developing high level copyright competencies (knowledge and skills) and the ability to implement the institutional copyright policy becomes essential for LIS professionals.

The project “Copyright Policy of libraries and other cultural institutions” seeks through solving a complex of scientific tasks with theoretical, practical and applied educational and methodological orientation to reach a scientific and applied products that can contribute to enhance copyright competency and implementation of leading foreign experience so that the Bulgarian libraries and cultural institutions to be able to continue to fulfill its important role as an integral part of the cultural, educational and information infrastructure of contemporary society.

Project ‘Copyright Policy of Libraries and Other Cultural Institutions’ is funded by National Science Fund of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (Contract № DFNI-К01/0002-21.11.2012) and leaded by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tania Todorova.