Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Fall 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: 184
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 1110010000202
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Informing Information Ethics

Toni Samek, Guest Editor

Editorial: Whistling, Protecting, and Causing Harm<

Robert Hauptman      3



Having a Stroke: Ethical Issues in Medicine and Law

Russell Eisenman      5


Authorial Vanities

Joseph S. Fulda      9


Informing Information Ethics: Select Essays

Toni Samek      12

The Beginnings of Information Ethics: Reflections on Memory and Meaning

Martha M. Smith      15

Global Information Ethics in LIS: An Examination of Select National Library Association English-Language Codes of Ethics

Jane Robertson Zaïane      25

Teaching Other Tongues: Addressing the Problem of “Other” Languages in the Library

Emily Drabinski      42

Inflexible Bodies: Metadata for Transgender Identities

K.R. Roberto      56

From Advocates to Terrorists: Ideology, the State of Exception and the State of Emergency, and Political Ethics

Ronald E. Day      65

A Passport to Trouble: Bureaucratic Incompetence as Censorship

Lane Robert Mandlis      85

You Can’t Polish a Pumpkin: Scattered Speculations on the Development of Information Ethics

Nathaniel F. Enright      103

Beyond a Bad Attitude? Information Workers and Their Prospects Through the Pages of Processed World

Steve Wright      127

Looking Back, Looking Forward, and Transformation in Information Ethics

Elizabeth A. Buchanan      157

Reviews      161

Article Alerts      182

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.