Journal of Information Ethics

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring

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"DePaul Cancels Courses of Professor Who Lost Tenure Bid"Jennifer Howard. The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 7, 2007), p. A13.DePaul University, pressured by outside forces, denied tenure to Norman G. Finkelstein (the controversial author who...
Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction
Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction Rebecca Knuth. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006. 233 pp. $39.95.This book by Prof. Knuth (University of Hawaii, Library and Information Science Program) is a follow-up to her...
Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction
Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction Rebecca Knuth. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006. 233 pp. $39.95.One of the most sobering photographs from the London Blitz is of a bombed-out library. Men in their fedoras,...
Citation Ethics: Practical Ethics on How and When to Cite Sources in Articles
I. How to Cite SourcesConventional wisdom has it that the way one cites sources is purely a matter of style, that is, of aesthetics. Since one of the key notions in aesthetics is symmetry-those who follow the conventional wisdom value consistency- which...
Dangerous Questions at the Reference Desk: A Virtue Ethics Approach
The study of ethical dilemmas (even if they are only hypothetical) is an effective way of identifying the potential contrast between individual interests, moral commitments, and professional expectations. Once such competing directives are brought to...
Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security
Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security Marian Quigley, ed. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2008. 661 pp. + 16 pp. of indices. $325 (includes online access for institutions).Recent reference tools that emphasize information or technology...
Ethical Decision Making for Digital Libraries
Ethical Decision Making for Digital Libraries Cokie G. Anderson, Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2006. 138 pp. $99.95 (hb), $59.95 (pb).Creating a digital collection is far more complex than scanning and providing access. In Ethical Decision Making..., Cokie...
Ethical, Unethical, or Benign: Technical Services Decisions and Access to Information
No matter what libraries do in the way of information architecture (Morville, 2000), they are always engaged from the start in developing, maintaining, and cultivating a selective collection of resources for a specified library community. A library,...
Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame and the Law
Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame and the Law Martha C. Nussbaum. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. 432 pp. $49.50 (hb), $29.95 (pb).Martha C. Nussbaum draws upon her previous lectures and writings to offer a more detailed and integrated...
Johann David Köhler's Anweisung Für Reisende Gelerte, Bibliothecken, Munz-Cabinette, Antiquitäten-Zimmer, Bilder-Sale, Naturalien- Und Kunst-Kammern U.D.M Mit Nutzen Zubesehe: Inferred Ethical Concern in Eighteenth Century Library Practice and Lessons for the Twenty-First Century *
IntroductionInformation ethics is by no means a twenty-first century phenomenon. Professional interest in information ethics increased dramatically in the twentieth century, more particularly in the fourth quarter of that century. That increased interest...
Neuroscience and the Law: Brain, Mind, and the Scales of Justice/The Ethical Brain/Hard Science, Hard Choices: Facts, Ethics, and Policies Guiding Brain Science Today/Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense
Neuroscience and the Law: Brain, Mind, and the Scales of Justice Brent Garland, ed. New York: Dana Press, 2004. 229 pp. $8.95.The Ethical Brain Michael S. Gazzaniga. New York: Dana Press, 2005. 201 pp. $25.Hard Science, Hard Choices: Facts, Ethics, and...
Ovulation, Female Sexuality, and the Unconscious: An Evolutionary Psychology View
Importance of OvulationOvulation is one of the most important biological events related to female sexuality, yet one will not see much about it in most articles or books, even those about sex. We need to give more emphasis to ovulation as an important...
Professional Values and Ethics in Knowledge Organization and Cataloging
IntroductionEthics "tell people how to act in ways that meet the standard our values set for us" (http://www.ethics.org/faq.html#eth_what. Accessed May 21, 2005), and applied ethics is a field that "attempts to deal with specific realms of human action...
Tensions in Cataloging: Observations on Standards and Implementation
IntroductionIt is usually agreed that the general objectives for the creation of library catalogs as stated by Cutter in 1876 (1889) and Lubetzky in 1961 (1963, 139, 1st objective) are still valid and relevant, despite the fact that these bibliographic...
The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age
The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age Daniel J. Solove. New York: New York University Press, 2006. 290 pp. $29.95.Daniel J. Solove, like most contemporary writers on privacy, offers a sky-is-falling perspective on privacy...
The Ethics of Self-Citation: Good Reasons and Bad to Cite Oneself
Pioneering information scientist Eugene Garfield lists among the reasons one (should) cite(s) others "homage to pioneers" and "homage to peers."1 We differ; articles are addressed to readers; homage is for a dedication or, perhaps, an acknowledgment....
The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective
The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective Colin J. Bennett and Charles D. Raab. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003. 272 pp. $89.95.Colin J. Bennett and Charles D. Raab are no strangers to audiences interested in a thoughtful yet...
The Institutional Review Board
Some scholars (William Epstein in these very pages) argue that deception (and perhaps other harms) are necessary if experiments and clinical trials are to result in beneficial information. It is obvious that there is much data unavailable to the ethical...
The Present Personal: Philosophy and the Hidden Face of Language
The Present Personal: Philosophy and the Hidden Face of Language Hagi Kenaan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. 199 pp. $38.50.The Present Personal is a linguistically complex, philosophical study of language and how it obscures the personal,...
Web Briefs
International Center for Information Ethicshttp://icie.zkm.de/ICIE is an academic website dedicated to information ethics. It is a platform for exchanging information about worldwide teaching and research in the field and it serves to help persons in...
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