Academic journal article Journal of Information Ethics

Information Ethics/Perspectives on Global Information Ethics

Academic journal article Journal of Information Ethics

Information Ethics/Perspectives on Global Information Ethics

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Information Ethics

Ed. Kenneth Einar Himma. Library High Tech, 25, 1 (2007), 12-94. (Six articles.)

Perspectives on Global Information Ethics

Eds. Toni Carbo and Martha M. Smith. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59, 7 (May 2008), 1111-1183. (Seven articles.)

The study and analysis of the ethical uses of information was originally called information ethics (IE) but over the past two decades new, broader, and more inclusive terminology has been instituted: Global IE and global information justice (both from Martha M. Smith) come to mind. And the domain of IE has been expanded so generously (due in part to this reviewer) that it sometimes threatens to encompass the universe.

This number of Library High Tech, a publication that normally deals with issues of a technological nature, includes a group of six pieces all of which ostensibly fall under the IE rubric, although the use of the term here may be stretched beyond endurance. Three scholars, Richard A. …

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