By David McMenemy

ISBN-10: 1843342308

ISBN-13: 9781843342304

This ebook seems in any respect of the moral concerns dealing with info and library execs in a single overarching, and practically-focused, textual content. As such, it really is of serious gain to either practitioners and to LIS scholars. the point of interest of the publication is two-fold: (1) It features a exact dialogue of the problems that effect at the day-today perform of data employees within the twenty first century; and (2) comprises case stories discussing strength ideas to moral difficulties confronted. The booklet offers sections which paintings like flowcharts top from moral concerns via selection issues to proposed ideas according to the literature/case reports. this can be a hugely resource that gives applicable entry to capability options for daily queries.

  • Despite the insurance of moral concerns in books on copyright, freedom of data, public net entry, and knowledge defense, this ebook fills the space in drawing all of this knowledge jointly, as one sourcebook
  • The publication can be utilized for normal reference
  • Does no longer provide criminal suggestion in line with se, yet explains a number of the situations which were utilised for various moral difficulties within the workplace

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This means that all aspects of intellectual discourse should be available to the enquiring mind, controversial or not. The librarian has a duty to ensure that all viewpoints are accessible for those who wish to seek them out and that, whatever they personally think of an opinion, it is not imparted by them to a customer. It is not the role of a librarian to editorialise on the merits of a piece of information they supply to a customer. Equally the librarian should not lead a customer to a resource for any other reason than customer need.

The full text of a book can be e-mailed in a second to thousands of recipients across the world, and each recipient can then e-mail it to others. It is not a surprise that publishers of all media, books, CDs, DVDs, have targeted those who breach intellectual property rights with robust legal challenges, but in many ways they can only scratch the surface of the problem by doing so. The issue that challenges librarians directly is that in their role as gatekeeper they must also ensure that intellectual property rights are not breached under their noses.

The emphasis here is on duty and loyalty to the image of the association and the profession. Mirroring the other codes we have discussed we see a continuing emphasis on professional development. htm (IFLA, 2006c) We move now to a discussion of the code for librarians from the Philippines, otherwise known as the Professional Regulation Commission of the Republic of the Philippines – Code of Ethics for Registered Librarians. This is a large code, divided into six articles with 31 separate statements.

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