Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Fall 2015)

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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), back issue
Pages: 156
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2015
ISSN 1061-9321
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: A Perennial Question Revisited: Free Will (Robert Hauptman) 3


Intellectual Freedom
The Economics of Privacy: Rethinking the Value of Personal Data Collection (Judy Anderson) 5

Ethics in the Cultural and Educational Industries
The Politics of Trigger Warnings (Juris Dilevko) 9

An Exam That Is Not Part of the Student’s Grade: What Will Be the Effect? (Russell Eisenman) 13

Current Issues

Editorial Discretion, Censorship and Untenable ­Counter-Theories (Robert Hauptman) 18


Introduction (Robert Hauptman) 22

Scientific Misconduct: How Best to Punish Those Who Consciously Violate Our Profession’s Integrity? (Michael Hadjiargyrou) 23

Correcting Error: Strategic Considerations (Brian Martin) 31

Forgers, Connoisseurs, and the Nazi Past (Christa Roodt) 43

The Real Mystery of the Shroud of Turin: Why Does the Catholic Church Not Publicly Declare That It is Not Authentic? (Charles Freeman) 63

The Tyranny of Dogma (David Rasnick) 76

Academic Barriers to Discussion (Nigel Konstam) 96

A Collision of Cultural Values and Ethics with Scholarly Correction (Alan Tarica) 105

The Decline of Science (Ivor Catt) 113

Reviews 121

Web Briefs 148

Article Alerts 152

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.