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dc.contributor.advisorAdkins, Deniceeng
dc.contributor.authorOlaka, Musa Wakhungu, 1971-eng
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaeng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 7, 2011).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Denice Adkins.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstractIntellectual property and copyright in particular has become highly regulated through laws and treaties. In spite of stronger copyright mechanisms being put in place in Kenya over the years, copyright infringement has persisted and the library community looks to the librarian for guidance. How well librarians are prepared to evaluate and enforce intellectual property rights is little understood, especially in developing countries like Kenya. This study seeks to find out whether different cadres of academic librarians based on academic qualifications, department, and duration of service differ in knowledge about copyright issues and in strategies they employ in solving copyright queries. 167 librarians were surveyed, then 32 were conveniently sampled for the think aloud protocol and the critical incident technique. Librarians were found to be moderately knowledgeable about copyright issues. Significant differences exist in tested knowledge of copyright issues among librarian cadres. No significant difference was found in self-reported knowledge about copyright issues among librarians based on their education level. No statistical significant difference in both tested knowledge and in 3 of the 4 factors used in assessing self-reported knowledge were found in relation to duration that a librarian has worked in libraries. Two of the 4 factors measuring self-rated knowledge were statistically significant based on the department librarians works in. Ignorance of the Kenyan Copyright law was evident. Learned helplessness existed among lower cadre librarians.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extent206 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc707637429eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/10284
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/10284eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshCopyright infringementeng
dc.subject.lcshAcademic librarians -- Attitudeseng
dc.subject.lcshCopyrighteng
dc.subject.lcshIntellectual propertyeng
dc.titleKnowledge of copyright issues and strategies used in solving copyright queries among academic librarians in Kenyaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation science and learning technologies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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