Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 2012)


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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: 100
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 1110010000211
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: Media Bias and Censorship
Robert Hauptman 3
Forum 5
Authorial Vanities II
Joseph S. Fulda 7
Organizational Distortion
Russell Eisenman 9
For the Sake of One Child: Privacy, Anonymity, and Confidentiality in Libraries
Martin L. Garnar 12
Written for the Moment
Joseph S. Fulda 21
The Elephant in the Server Room: Confronting the Need for an Ethics Officer in the IT Function
Shana R. Ponelis and Johannes J. Britz 27
Ethical Issues Raised by Data Acquisition Methods in Digital Forensics Research
Brian Roux and Michael Falgoust 40
Legal Representation of the Impaired: Ethical Implications
Gerald F. McBride 61
Reviews 70
Web Briefs 95
Article Alerts 98

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.