Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 2007)


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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: 104
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 1110010000161
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial     3

Academics: “Chaser Papers”: A Plea for Understanding Between Authors and Editors     5

Current Issues: Information Infestation     8
Current Issues: Whence Cometh (or Goeth) Ghost Writers?     11

Introduction     13
Truth as a Value in the Grants Process     16
Awarding Grants: One Author’s Personal Guide to Ethical Participation in the Act of Giving Out Money     28
Ethics in Grant Funded Academia: Issues and Questions     42
Rubber Stamp-type Decisions for Funding of Academic Research: Paradigms and Conflicts of Interest     53
The Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation     59
Information Ethics and Disaster Grants     70
Donated or Mandated/: The NGO/Donor Relationship     74


Privacy for Sale—Business as Usual in the 21st Century: An Economic and Normative Critique     83
Corporate Spooks: Never Heard of ’Em     99
Classism in the Stacks: Libraries and Proverty     103

Reviews     111
Web Briefs     120
Article Alerts     123

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.