Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethical Solutions

by Amélie Vallotton Preisig, Hermann Rösch and Christoph Stückelberger (Eds.)

Publisher: Globethics

 How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethical SolutionsPapers from the IFLA/FAIFE Satellite Meeting 2014

Librarians and other information professionals are often confronted with ethical conflicts and dilemmas at their workplace. Although this is not a new phenomenon, information technology based on computers, digital media and the Internet has escalated the potential to violate the fundamental values related to library and information ethics enormously.

To discuss these challenges and in particular the potential of codes of ethics in solving ethical conflicts and dilemmas FAIFE and globethics organized an IFLA-Satellite conference in August 2014 in Geneva.Information Ethics concerns the values and applications of how information is made, treated, organized, and made available for users.

The articles in this publication reflect the work of several librarians from around the world who wish to define and develop the values they believe central to the work of an information specialist, and how best to apply those values to the professional lives of all information specialists.

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Source: Globethics.net

Satellite Meeting papers/presentations, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Code fo Ethics

Last update: 8 April 2015