Stephanie Ashcroft

Stephanie Ashcroft, Intellectual Property Rights Manager
Network Intellectual Property Rights Manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage
Copyright and rights clearance
Related Offices
2021 Coleridge Fellow

Stephanie Ashcroft is an Intellectual Property Rights Manager at the British Library Sound Archive, working on the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Her role involves coordinating and supporting rights clearance and data protection review activities at partner institutions around the country with the aim of expanding online access to the nation’s audio collections.

Prior to this post, she worked as a Rights Clearance and Licensing Officer on the UOSH project, and as an Access and Enquiries Assistant at the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Stephanie qualified as an archivist in 2016, from the University of Glasgow, with her dissertation focussing on copyright and orphan works in photographic archive collections.

In 2021, Stephanie was awarded a British Library Coleridge Research Fellowship, for a project exploring how copyright restrictions and recent changes to legislation affect access to recently digitised folk music recordings in the British Library Sound Archive.


MSc Dissertation – Searching for Copyright in the HarperCollins Archive, 2016