Ethics and Librarianship / Edition 1

Ethics and Librarianship / Edition 1

by Robert Hauptman, Peter Hernon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786413069

ISBN-13: 9780786413065

Pub. Date: 04/11/2002

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Over the last few decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of papers and journal articles dealing with various ethical issues in librarianship, but only a few books. Information workers find themselves rendering new services and providing new kinds of information without much recourse to universally accepted ethical standards.

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Overview

Over the last few decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of papers and journal articles dealing with various ethical issues in librarianship, but only a few books. Information workers find themselves rendering new services and providing new kinds of information without much recourse to universally accepted ethical standards.

This work is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the subject. It promotes the view that as information managers, librarians must join with other professionals to renew a commitment to and interest in ethics. The book deals with such topics as ethics in general, the control of ideas, building collections, acquisitions and cataloging, access services, the reference function, special libraries, research and publication, and intellectual property and copyright. A chapter discusses why ethics matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786413065
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/11/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
161
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Preface1
Chapter 1Libraries, Information, and Ethics3
Chapter 2Intellectual Freedom and the Control of Ideas16
Chapter 3Building Collections: Books, Serials, Media30
Chapter 4Technical Services: Acquisitions and Cataloging42
Chapter 5Access Services51
Chapter 6Reference58
Chapter 7Special Libraries72
Chapter 8Special and Archival Collections82
Chapter 9Research and Publication93
Chapter 10Intellectual Property and Copyright104
Chapter 11Information Ethics120
Chapter 12Why Ethics Matters132
Bibliography141
Index149

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