Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Fall 2017)

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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)
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2017
ISSN: 1061-9321
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eISBN: n/a
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: Information Ethics: A Corrective (Robert Hauptman) 3
On the 25th Anniversary of the Journal of Information Ethics (Toni Samek, Judy Anderson and Mark Winston) 5

Intellectual Freedom: Bias Creep (Judy Anderson) 10
Current Issues: Truth and Its Putative Simulacra (David Henige) 14
Ethics in the Cultural and Educational Industries: “Bartleby the Scrivener” and Research (Juris Dilevko) 18

Featured Article: Information Ethics and Academic Libraries: Data Privacy in the Era of Big Data (Sarah Prindle and Amber Loos) 22
Ambiguous Character of Information Privacy and Its Possible Solution (Tomáš Sigmund) 34
Economic Inequality as a Societal Issue: The Role of Access to Information in Fostering Social Change (Mark Winston) 54
Information Ethics and the World Wide Web: Reviewing the Norms, Showing the Future (Onwuchekwa Chidinma Ogba) 72
Information, the Law and Corruption in Nigeria (Anthony Afe. Asekhauno and George V. Timinimi) 84
Information Ethics for the 21st Century Libraries in Zambia (Celine Maluma Mwafulilwa) 101

Reviews 120
Web Briefs 156
Article Alerts 159

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.