Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

by Elizabeth A. Buchanan, Kathrine Andrews Henderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786433671

ISBN-13: 9780786433674

Pub. Date: 10/29/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy,

Overview

This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics.

Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action.

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786433674
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/29/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
175
Sales rank:
938,811
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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