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Mark Hepworth honoured in Aslib Journal of Information Management

A special issue of the Aslib Journal of Information Management* has just been published in honour of Emeritus Professor Mark Hepworth from Loughborough University, who died on 21 December 2016. The first paper in the journal “Mark Hepworth: in memoriam”, written by Thomas Jackson from the School of Business & Economics at Loughborough University, and Peter Willett from the Information School at University of Sheffield, honours Professor Hepworth’s contribution to library and information science, in particular his studies of information literacy, and people’s information behaviour and their information experience.

The issue contains seven articles including:

Kelechukwu Ibenne, S., Simeonova,B., Harrison, J and Hepworth M. An integrated model highlighting information literacy and knowledge formation in information behaviour Aslib Journal of Information Management, 69 (3), 316 – 334

Cibangu, S., Hepworth,M., and Champion, D. (2017) Mobile phones for development: An information case study of mobile phone kiosk vendors in the Congo Aslib Journal of Information Management, 69 (3),294 – 315.

An obituary for Professor Hepworth was published in the Times Higher Education and a funded PhD studentship was set up in Professor Hepworth’s name at Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics. As the recipient of this prestigious award I am honoured to have received the Mark Hepworth studentship and making a contribution to research in library and information science.

*Mark Hepworth: in memoriam”, Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. 69 Issue: 3, pp.258-260,


Copyright and Information Literacy

In case you missed it, a very interesting post was published on the CILIP website yesterday, about how copyright and information literacy overlap. It was written by the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Dr Jane Secker, and Chris Morrison from the University of Kent. It has already received lots of buzz on Twitter!

Jane comments: “It always surprises me that more librarians who teach information literacy are not involved in copyright education and in fact seem to be almost fearful of the subject.”

To help overcome this, Jane and Chris have developed Copyright the Card Game. It’s freely available on Jorum. The Information Literacy Group are planning an IL and games event in November, which will provide a chance to try it out with other information professionals.

I’d like to finish with a quote from Chris : “Understanding copyright in the context of digital literacy allows people to develop their explicit comprehension of access to information and knowledge with reference to wider political, economic and philosophical contexts.”