Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Fall 2008)


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About the Book

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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: 112
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 1110010000172
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: The True Value of Books
Robert Hauptman      3

Encouraging Citation Ethics
Joseph S. Fulda      5

Why I Took Celebrex for Seven Years
Russell Eisenman      7

Current Issues
Why Do Researchers Prostitute Themselves? Or Is Our Government/Economic System Merely Pimping for Research?
Bob Dorsett      10

China: A Case Study Regarding Transplant Publishing Issues
Katrina A. Bramstedt and Jun Xu      12

Information Professionals at the Crossroads of the Enlightenment: A Critical Review of the Pernkopf Controversy
Atoma Batoma      23

A Social Contract for Health Information
Aaron Lercher      35

Reseach in Society: Valuing Research in Concept but Not Always in Practice
Mark D. Winston      46

Cuba’s Independent Library Movement Reconsidered
Werner A. Lind      61

Toward a Model of Responsibility for Proactive Systems
S.L. Venter, M.S. Olivier, and J.J. Britz      78

George W. Bush’s Information Ethics
Joseph S. Fulda      91

Reviews      96
Web Briefs      106
Article Alerts      109

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.