Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105520
Title:
Information Ethics for 21st Century Library Professionals
Author:
Fallis, Don
Citation:
Information Ethics for 21st Century Library Professionals 2007, 25(1) Library Hi Tech
Journal:
Library Hi Tech
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105520
Submitted date:
2007-03-17
Abstract:
Purpose: To provide an introduction to concepts and resources that will be useful to library professionals learning about information ethics. Methodology: This paper argues for the importance of information ethics to 21st century library professionals. It describes what various authors have said about how information ethics can be applied to the ethical dilemmas faced by library professionals. Findings: In order to deal effectively with their ethical dilemmas, library professionals must have a good working knowledge of information ethics. Codes of professional ethics can help to provide such knowledge, but they are not sufficient. Courses on information ethics must be part of the education of information professionals. Such courses should provide library professionals with an understanding of ethical theories and how they apply to concrete practical cases. Such courses should also make explicit the connection between information ethics and the mission of the library professional. Research limitations: This paper is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of publications on the topic of information ethics and library professionals. Value: This paper provides library professionals with a concise introduction to information ethics.
Type:
Journal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Philosophy; Information Ethics; Library and Information Science Education
Local subject classification:
information ethics; librarianship; library science; equitable access to information; censorship; intellectual freedom; information privacy; intellectual property

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dc.contributor.authorFallis, Donen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-17T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:26:51Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-03-17en_US
dc.identifier.citationInformation Ethics for 21st Century Library Professionals 2007, 25(1) Library Hi Techen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105520-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To provide an introduction to concepts and resources that will be useful to library professionals learning about information ethics. Methodology: This paper argues for the importance of information ethics to 21st century library professionals. It describes what various authors have said about how information ethics can be applied to the ethical dilemmas faced by library professionals. Findings: In order to deal effectively with their ethical dilemmas, library professionals must have a good working knowledge of information ethics. Codes of professional ethics can help to provide such knowledge, but they are not sufficient. Courses on information ethics must be part of the education of information professionals. Such courses should provide library professionals with an understanding of ethical theories and how they apply to concrete practical cases. Such courses should also make explicit the connection between information ethics and the mission of the library professional. Research limitations: This paper is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of publications on the topic of information ethics and library professionals. Value: This paper provides library professionals with a concise introduction to information ethics.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectInformation Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectLibrary and Information Science Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation ethicsen_US
dc.subject.otherlibrarianshipen_US
dc.subject.otherlibrary scienceen_US
dc.subject.otherequitable access to informationen_US
dc.subject.othercensorshipen_US
dc.subject.otherintellectual freedomen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation privacyen_US
dc.subject.otherintellectual propertyen_US
dc.titleInformation Ethics for 21st Century Library Professionalsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalLibrary Hi Techen_US
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