A handbook of ethical practice: a practical guide to dealing with ethical issues in information and library work

David McMenemy, Alan Poulter, Paul F. Burton

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This book looks at all of the ethical issues facing information and library professionals in one overarching, and practically-focussed, text. As such, it is of great benefit to both practitioners and to LIS students. The focus of the book is two-fold: (1) It contains a detailed discussion of the issues that impact on the day-today practice of information workers in the 21st century; and (2) contains case studies discussing potential solutions to ethical problems faced. The book provides sections which work like flowcharts leading from ethical issues through decision points to proposed solutions based on the literature/case studies. This is a highly useful resource that provides appropriate access to potential solutions for day-to-day queries.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
Number of pages172
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • libraries
  • information work
  • ethics
  • library and information science

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