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Special Report on

Information ethics and librarians

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edited by Robert Hauptman (Learning Resources & Technology Services, 720 4th Ave. So., St Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN 56301) (1992-)(ISSN 1061-9321, McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers). Orders by fax at 336-246-5018 or please contact the publisher Note: This is an updated list of the contents (Editorial, Columns, Special Feature, Articles) of the Journal of Information Ethics. The Institutional Review Board (Robert Hauptman) PsychInfo: Ovulation, Female Sexuality, and the Unconscious: An Evolutionary Psychology (Russell Eisenman) Academics: The Ethics of Self-Citation: Good Reasons and Bad to Cite Oneself (Joseph S. ...
with the aim of creating, replacing, improving or understanding information systems. Information science is often (mistakenly) considered a branch of computer science . However, it is actually a broad, interdisciplinary field, incorporating not only aspects of computer science, but often diverse fields such as archival science , cognitive science , commerce , communications , law , library science , museology , management , mathematics , philosophy , public policy , and the social sciences . Information science focuses on understanding problems from the perspective of the stakeholders involved and then applying information and ...
Setting the Record Straight: 32 Questions and Answers on C-32's ...
The digital lock provisions have quickly emerged as the most contentious part of Bill C-32, the new copyright bill.  This comes as little surprise, given the decision to bring back the digital lock approach from C-61 virtually unchanged. The mounting public concern with the digital lock provisions (many supporters of the bill have expressed serious misgivings about the digital lock component) has led to many questions as well as attempts to characterize public concerns as myths.  In effort to set the record straight, I have compiled 32 questions and answers about the digital lock provisions found in C-32.  The ... market research, surveys and trends
Information Rights as Human Rights
Established in 2005 to recognize the work librarians do to sustain, support and defend Human Rights. "Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world"...Universal Declaration of Human Rights--December 10, 1948. Information Ethics Roundtable Spring 2011 School of Information Resources and Library Science University of Arizona This Year's Topic: Information Rights as Human Rights We live in an "information society." Information and information technologies are increasingly ... market research, surveys and trends


Librarians and Human Rights: A Seminar
Human rights, the assumption that all human beings deserve certain rights and dignity by virtue of their human existence, are most eloquently defined in the preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. �Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. [United Nations. (1948) Universal Declaration of Human Rights.] The aim of the Seminar, Librarians and Human Rights, is to present a historical and cultural analysis of the role ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
D-Lib (December 1998) -- Clips and Pointers
The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progess in the United States by competitively awarding grants for research and education in the sciences, mathematics and engineering. To get the latest information about program deadlines, to download copies of NSF publications, and to access abstracts of awards, visit the NSF Web site at: Introduction: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a Special Focus to increase and improve infrastructure to support the social and behavioral sciences. The Division of Social, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
C-32 Digital Lock Provisions: Part I
Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic director David Fewer says the government’s “latest attempt at reforming Canadian copyright laws puts Canadians’ interests second”. It’s a “ Jekyll and Hyde Bill “, he says, pointing out under it, digital locks “trump user rights”, and noting: “Digital locks allow distributors to restrict access to content well beyond the balance struck in the Copyright Act. What this means for consumers is that you can put unprotected music files on your iPhone, but you can’t take a movie off your DVD and put it onto the same device. The DVD has a digital lock ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Teacher librarians' work valuable, trustees told
Budget discussions continued at last week�s Sea to Sky School Board meeting, with Chair Rick Price announcing that �it�s not going to be difficult for us to achieve a balanced budget, but not a happy budget. We are not able to provide all the services we wish for our students.� After having announced on April 14 that staffing levels and wages would be frozen as a result of belt tightening at the provincial level, Price last Wednesday (May 12) said about future budgets, �The most effective advocate to get more money for public education is through parents at the B.C. Schools Trustees Association.� After the recent cuts in hours, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Where is Information Ethics in Iranian Library and Information ...
misbehavior of librarians as one aspect of lack, or at least shortage of information ethics, in "A cyclopedic dictionary of library and information ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Challenges for libraries creating one world: information ethics ...
Professor, School of Information Sciences and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh and Madison Council Fellow in Library and Information Science John W. Kluge Center/Library of Congress Even though I have worked in the information sciences field since early 1962, I am not a medical librarian; however, I think that many of the policy and ethical issues facing medical librarians are similar to, if not the same as, those across our profession. Because of some rather unusual medical situations in my own large family over the years, I have experienced many facets of the use of medical ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Grinnell College Libraries - Information Ethics and Copyright
Definitions / other terms used: (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Eleventh Edition), Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, and Merriam-Webster's Student Dictionary (Third Edition), are all copyrighted 2004 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. ) (Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 1989- ; )   Access: the state of being available or approachable   Censorship: to control access to writings, artistic works, news, etc on the basis of morals or perceived danger. Computer ethics: the moral use ...
What training and orientation does your workplace provide to new ...
I'm particularly interested in what libraries do with new employees - both front line and support staff - but would also love to hear what what other organizations, companies and sectors do as well in case I could adapt something for our library's new employee orientation plan. I'm interested in anything from the type of training that new employees are given, how long it lasts, how formalized it is, who leads it, what it is comprised of (do you use manuals? Online modules? Are these developed in-house or obtained from somewhere else?) If employees receive one-on-one training or group training? How does it differ ...
"Mr. Anti-Google"
Haven't seen anyone else mention it, so I thought I'd point out that our own Everyman has an article in Salon today. The story has also been mentioned on geeknews and Slashdot. The user comments are pretty negative, so I'll try to pull the balance back the other way. I always appreciate hearing Everyman's perspective, even though we've got different views of some things, e.g. how Google ranks internal pages from a site; I think we do a good job of that. If you haven't read Everyman's "search engines and responsibility" thread and his site, I encourage you to. That said, I do ...