A Handbook of Ethical Practice. A Practical Guide to Dealing by David McMenemy

By David McMenemy

This ebook seems to be in any respect of the moral matters dealing with info and library pros in a single overarching, and practically-focused, textual content. As such, it really is of significant profit to either practitioners and to LIS scholars. the focal point of the booklet is two-fold: (1) It includes a designated dialogue of the problems that impression at the day-today perform of knowledge employees within the twenty first century; and (2) includes case reviews discussing capability strategies to moral difficulties confronted. The e-book offers sections which paintings like flowcharts best from moral matters via selection issues to proposed options according to the literature/case experiences. this can be a hugely resource that offers acceptable entry to capability strategies for daily queries.

  • Despite the insurance of moral matters in books on copyright, freedom of data, public net entry, and knowledge safety, this publication fills the space in drawing all of this knowledge jointly, as one sourcebook
  • The ebook can be utilized for normal reference
  • Does no longer provide felony recommendation in line with se, yet explains a few of the eventualities which have been utilised for various moral difficulties within the workplace

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Employer responsibility 6. Social issues. (Koehler and Pemberton, 2000: 34) In this book we have arranged the case study themes around four categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. Information – from selection to provision Intellectual property issues Issues of equity of access and privacy Ethical management of the self, the individual and the organisation. It is these four themes we will seek to identify within the ethical codes we discuss. A random selection of ethical codes will be discussed covering North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Ethical management of the organisation and the individual The discussion so far has focused on those unique ethical issues that relate to the library profession specifically. However, there are issues that all professionals, regardless of the domain, need to address. Proper management of the organisation and the self is of essential importance for the professional status of an individual. Ethical management of the organisation involves examining issues such as appropriate use of resources and good human resources practice.

It is a core role for librarians to campaign vigorously for free speech and counter any attempt at censorship of the materials they make available for their customers. This takes us to the issue of reliability of information. In the past librarians selected the information they provided from the published works of the world. This tended to mean that most published works had some provenance to them, and certainly from the point of view of reference works a canon developed over the decades. Trusted sources were easy to identify as they normally produced a core set of materials available in most libraries.

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