A Handbook of Ethical Practice, 1st Edition

  • David McMenemy
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780631022
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631028
  • DDC: 020
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 172 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This book looks at all of the ethical issues facing information and library professionals in one overarching, and practically-focused, text. As such, it is of great benefit to both practitioners and to LIS students. The focus of the book is two-fold: (1) It contains a detailed discussion of the issues that impact on the day-today practice of information workers in the 21st century; and (2) contains case studies discussing potential solutions to ethical problems faced. The book provides sections which work like flowcharts leading from ethical issues through decision points to proposed solutions based on the literature/case studies. This is a highly useful resource that provides appropriate access to potential solutions for day-to-day queries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Abbreviations.
About the Authors.
1: A Taxonomy of the Ethics of Information Use.
2: The Librarian and Ethics.
3: Ethical Codes – an International Overview.
4: The Ethics of Information Supply – from Selection to Provision.
5: Intellectual Property Questions.
6: Freedom of Access, Privacy and Acceptable Use.
7: Ethical Management of the Self, the Individual and the Organisation.
8: Conclusion – Ethical Futures.
Suggested Readings on Ethics in Librarianship.