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Ethics and Values in Librarianship


Ethics and Values in Librarianship

A History

von: Wallace Koehler

109,99 €

Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 01.09.2015
ISBN/EAN: 9781442254275
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 292

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<span><span>Ethics and Values in Librarianship: A History </span><span>addresses the processes of development of library and information sciences, largely but not exclusively in a western context. It focuses on the field’s ethics and values. <br><br>Here, Wallace Koehler, a leading researcher in the area of information ethics, debunks the prevailing notion that library and information science concepts and ethics have and remain constant. He demonstrates that in almost all areas of practice, this is simply not so. Instead of staying the same, our professional ethics and standards have evolved or shifted in their application as well as in the recognition of those standards by practitioners and users. Some of these changes are of very recent etiology. <br><br>Topics covered include:<br><br>· the freedom of expression,<br>· intellectual freedom,<br>· libraries and democracy,<br>· intellectual property, copyright, and fair use and,<br>· professional qualifications and credentialing.<br><br>Koehler examines the development of and changes to library and information science through practice and the writings of library and information theorists and practitioners from Varro during the reign of Julius Caesar to the present. He documents technological and social changes that have had foundational implications for the information professions and argues that ethical standards may be redefined overtime and new standards may emerge, older precepts and newer ones coexist. Not only a history, this is also one of the few contemporary books suitable for use in foundational courses and courses covering information and library ethics.<br></span></span>
<span><span>Ethics and Values in Librarianship: A History </span><span>examines the development of and changes to library and information science through practice and the writings of library and information theorists and practitioners from Varro during the reign of Julius Caesar to the present. It documents technological and social changes that have had foundational implications for the information professions. The author argues that ethical standards may be redefined over time and new standards may emerge, older precepts and newer ones coexist. He also demonstrates that while specific ethical standards never disappear, they are not static. They change both to specific application and in order of emphasis among other standards. For example, Sir Thomas Bodley prohibited the lending of books from the Oxford library to protect the collection from damage and theft. While this early notion of stewardship has given way to service, stewardship nonetheless remains a core principle of the profession.</span></span>
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<span><span>Topics covered include the freedom of expression; intellectual freedom; libraries and democracy; intellectual property, copyright, and fair use; and professional qualifications and credentialing. The book is not only a history, but also suitable for use in foundational courses as well as courses in information and library ethics.</span></span>
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<span><span>Foreword</span></span>
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<span><span>Preface</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 1Libraries and Ethics</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 2Stewardship and Service</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 3Classification</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 4On Public Libraries</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 5On the Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Freedom, and their Control</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 6Libraries and Democracy</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 7</span><span>Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Fair Use</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 8Qualifications of the Librarian</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 9</span><span>Love of Libraries and Advice on Library Formation</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 10</span><span>New Conditions and New Principles</span></span>
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<span><span>Chapter 11Concluding Chapter</span></span>
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<span><span>Index</span></span>
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<span><span>About the Author</span></span>
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<span><span>Dr. </span><span>Wallace Koehler </span><span>recently retired as the (founding) director of the LIS Program at Valdosta State University (VSU) in Georgia. He was on the VSU faculty for thirteen years. Before VSU, he was on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma. He is now professor emeritus at VSU.</span></span>
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<span><span>Dr. Koehler holds a MS from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. His research interests include information ethics and bibliometrics. His contributions to the bibliometric literature include analyses of the life cycle of web documents. He is among the first to publish in that area. His research into information ethics includes codes of ethics and professional organizations as well as surveys of practitioners in a number of countries. </span></span>
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<span><span>He is the coauthor (with June Lester) of two editions of</span><span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Information-Studies-Understanding-Environment/dp/1555705944/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1425478120&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=june+lester" title="Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment, Second Edition"><span>Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment</span><span>.</span></a></span></span>
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