Naomi Korn

CEO and Founder

Naomi is one of UK’s leading experts in copyright, data protection and licensing. She has supported the cultural, heritage, charity, education and private sectors  throughout her career. Naomi is the strategic lead for Naomi Korn Associates and author of Copyright: A Practical Guide and co-author of Information Law Compliance published by Facet Publishing in 2020.

Since 1999, Naomi has supported organisations to navigate the complexities of copyright and more recently, data protection. She has developed new ways to communicate these complex issues across the charitable, public and private sectors.

As experienced trainer, Naomi delivers most of our courses and workshops. She also curates the programme for the annual CILIP Copyright conference. Her courses are practical, accessible, authoritative, and delivered in the context of current legal requirements and developments.

Naomi Korn is currently a part-time PhD student at the University of Edinburgh analysing the impact of Brexit on the management of orphan works. She has a BA (Hon) in Archaeology & Prehistory from the University of Sheffield and an MA (Distinction) in Prehistoric Archaeology from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

in 2017, she was also appointed a CREATe Industry Fellow and in 2020, Naomi was awarded the prestigious CILIP K&IM Walford Award for her outstanding contribution to knowledge and information management.

Between 2013-17 Naomi was Chair of Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA). During this period, she led the reform of the UK’s copyright laws on behalf of the cultural heritage sector, resulting in new UK exceptions to copyright in 2014. Naomi regularly represents the interests of the sector to UK government ministers, and sits on government advisory groups.

Naomi has been a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world from 2015–17.

She currently a visiting lecturer on the new MA in Curating Art and Public Programmes run by the Whitechapel Art Gallery and London South Bank University and at City University. Naomi is a PhD Affiliate at the Centre for Data, Culture and Society, the University of Edinburgh, where she is also a workshop leader.

In April 2023, Naomi joined the Editorial Board of Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association.