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By David McMenemy

This publication appears in any respect of the moral matters dealing with details and library pros 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 focal point of the e-book is two-fold: (1) It encompasses a certain dialogue of the problems that effect at the day-today perform of data employees within the twenty first century; and (2) includes case reports discussing power recommendations to moral difficulties confronted. The booklet presents sections which paintings like flowcharts major from moral concerns via choice issues to proposed options in response to the literature/case reviews. it is a hugely resource that offers applicable entry to capability strategies for daily queries.

  • Despite the insurance of moral matters in books on copyright, freedom of knowledge, public net entry, and information security, this e-book fills the distance in drawing all of this data jointly, as one sourcebook
  • The publication can be utilized for normal reference
  • Does no longer supply criminal recommendation according to se, yet explains some of the situations which have been utilised for various moral difficulties within the workplace

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Article Two relates to relationships with clients. A great deal of this mirrors the codes we have previously seen, with an emphasis on the highest level of service through courteous, prompt, adequate, skilful, accurate and unbiased responses to all requests for assistance and the essential need not to discriminate against any library user. Article Three relates to the relationship of the librarian with the wider profession and colleagues, emphasising the duty of the librarian to the promotion and integrity of librarianship.

Professional practice 28 Ethical codes – an international overview 4. Access issues 5. 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.

As a model for ethical codes it is useful because it identifies the need for the librarian to concentrate not only on issues such as privacy, censorship and equity of access, but equally on professional development and ethical management. It is a broad-based code that attempts to consider the whole professional rather than only the librarian-specific body of knowledge. htm (CLA, 1976) The Canadian Library Association (CLA) Code, developed in 1976, is a straightforward set of four numbered statements.

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