New Perspectives in Science Education

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Intellectual Property Awareness at Social Sciences and Communications in Bulgaria: ULSIT's Experience

Tereza Trencheva, State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (Bulgaria)

Stoyan Denchev, State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (Bulgaria)


The contemporary information society imposes new requirements for the competence and appropriate knowledge of modern young professionals graduating their higher education. This is particularly true for the professional fields related to informing and social sciences, as currently these sciences are one of the most dynamically developing. Since the main areas of realization of these graduates are: media, software companies, national institutions, government and non-governmental organizations, and the use of information resources is the basis of their work one of the main condition for their successful implementation is the future professionals to be well informed about the Intellectual Property (IP) protection. The main focus of the paper is to make an overview of different national and international project initiatives of the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT) in Bulgaria which are related to the stimulation of dissemination of IP knowledge, especially IP in the university information environment. The ULSIT is one of the European universities which appreciated the role and importance of IP as a stimulator of innovation development and step by step carrying out the necessary steps to disseminate knowledge and IP information. It conducts its activities in support of the initiatives of the two leading organizations in the world - WIPO and EPO and implement its initiatives.

KeywordsIntellectual Property, IP dissemination, ULSIT, WIPO, EPO, Informing and Social Sciences;


[1] Trencheva, T. Intellectual Property of information resources on the Internet. In: Textbook of IP Library, Information and Cultural Management – Academic Summer School, Zagreb, Za bukvite – Oh pismeneh, 2012,  pp.132-140 
[2] Trencheva, T., S. Denchev.  Intellectual Property Education in University Environment in Bulgaria. In: Proceedings of the International Conference “The Future of Education”, Florence, Italy, Simonelli Ed., Vol. 3, 2013, pp.743-746. 
[3] Trencheva, T., B. Nedelcheva. Intellectual Property like information literacy element in university environment. In: Proceeding of International Scientific Seminar : Information Literacy – educational models and Good Practicies, Za bukvite – O pismeneh, Sofia, 2012,  pp. 357-362 [Language: BG]

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