Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2002)


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About the Author(s)

Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Robert Hauptman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 96
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pISBN: 1110010000111
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: Reviewing: Ethical Failures     3

Current Issues: The Baltimore Case Misrepresents a Major Piece of Evidence   5

How to Talk About Heartbreaking Works of Staggering Genius—and Those That Are Not:
A Guide to Ethics in Book Reviewing     7
What Ethics? Whose Review?     19
Some Realities of Book Reviewing     22
Ethics of Reviewing in a Close-Knit Community     26
Professional Values and Ethical Dilemmas in Book Review Editing     30
The Ethics of Academic Book Reviewing     37
Can Book Publicity Ever Be Morally Neutral?     52
Reviewing Academics’ Books: Are There Ethical Issues?     57
The Conscience of a Reference Reviewer     66

Reviews     71
Article Alerts     94
About the Contributors     95

Book Reviews & Awards

“the only periodical exclusively devoted to all of the issues…. Diverse topics”—Choice; “noteworthy for the currency of its subject…intellectually stimulating…a fine blend of the practical and theoretical…a valuable source”—Library Journal; “points to the need for thoughtful exploration of the place of information (and of librarians) in the good (‘ethical’) life, both at the individual and the social levels”—C&RL News; “interesting and informative”—SRRT Newsletter; “interesting mix of contributors…lengthy book reviews”—American Librarians; “welcome…interesting and thought-provoking…highly recommend it for all libraries”—ALR; “readable…important”—People’s Culture; “courageous”—Sipapu; “some of the sharpest and most stimulating essays on the subject…responds to a very real need in the field. …excellent coverage of this difficult and increasingly complicated subject…a valuable and practical tool”—InfoManage; “thought-provoking columns and articles in a readable style…useful to anyone concerned with information in society. …recommended”—Special Libraries; “strongly recommended”—Journal of Academic Librarianship; “carefully edited…provide[s] readers with full discussions on [the] issues”—Library and Information Science Annual; “well-written pieces by librarians and other scholars. This thought-provoking journal should be required reading for students in library and information science programs and by practitioners and policymakers”—Magazines for Libraries.