Cognizance of Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Rights Management among Library Professionals and Research Scholars in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Aligarh Muslim University
The purpose of the present study is to know the level of awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) including Digital Rights in an electronic environment. The study has been carried out among Library Professionals and Research Scholars in the faculty of social sciences of Aligarh Muslim University. It explores the development and emerging trends of IPR and Digital Rights Management (DRM) as well as its awareness and use among Library Professionals Working in Maulana Azad Library and Research scholars in the Faculty of Social Sciences of Aligarh Muslim University. The findings of the survey revealed that all the Library Professionals and Research Scholars are aware about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) well as only 67.5% library professionals and 54.54% research scholars are aware about Digital Rights Management (DRM) in the faculty of social science. The study suggests different orientation programs for Library professionals and Research Scholars to make them aware about the DRM, plagiarism and other related IPR terminology and the introduction of the required software for the detection and avoiding of plagiarism in order to improve the quality of research in Aligarh Muslim University.