Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2008)


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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: 110
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 1110010000171
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: The Institutional Review Board

Robert Hauptman      3

Forum      4



Ovulation, Female Sexuality, and the Unconscious: An Evolutionary Psychology View

Russell Eisenman      5


The Ethics of Self-Citation: Good Reasons and Bad to Cite Oneself

Joseph S. Fulda      8


Pat Lawton, guest editor

Professional Values and Ethics in Knowledge Organization and Cataloging

Clare Beghtol      12

Ethical, Unethical, or Benign: Technical Services Decisions and Access to Information

Donna Skekel      20

Tensions in Cataloging: Observations on Standards and Implementation

Clément Arsenault, Élaine Ménard, and John E. Leide      28


Dangerous Questions at the Reference Desk: A Virtue Ethics Approach

Mark Lenker      43

Citation Ethics: Practical Ethics on How and When to Cite Sources in Articles

Joseph S. Fulda       54

Johann David Köhler’s Anweisung für reisende Gelerte, Bibliothecken, Mu˝nz-Cabinette, Antiquitäten-Zimmer, Bilder-Sale, Naturalien- und Kunst-Kammern u.d.m mit Nutzen zubesehe: Inferred Ethical Concern in Eighteenth Century Library Practice and Lessons for the Twenty-First Century

Wallace Koehler and Vera Blair      68

Reviews      79

Web Briefs      101

Article Alerts      104

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.