Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 2011)


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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: 148
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 1110010000201
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Guest Editorial: Ethics: Thought and Implementation

James F. Welles      3



The Ethical Importance of Extensive Quotation of Reviewed and Cited Authors

Joseph S. Fulda      5

Current Issues

Traumatized by Talk-Show Tricksters? Me Too!

Bob Dorsett      9


Things in Themselves: A Prolegomenon to Redefining Intellectual Property in the Nano-Age

David Koepsell      12

A Mockery of Due Process: How U.S. Universities Talk Law and Fact but Rely on Freedom of Association

Joseph S. Fulda      28

Privacy from a Saudi Arabian Perspective: The Case of Students in a Private University

Yeslam Al-Saggaf and John Weckert      34

The Significance of a Suitable Information Ethical Code: A Case Study of the Chinese Morality Perspective

Christina Ling-hsing Chang      54

Impact of the Code of Ethics on Workplace Behavior in Academic Libraries

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and Echo Leaver      86

Reviews      113

Web Briefs      141

Article Alerts      143

This issue of JIE is dedicated to its Advisory Board

members, especially Sanford Berman for his

unrelenting help. Thank you!

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.