ERIC Number: ED196440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Ethics of Information Supply.
This discussion of the ethics of the information process provides a brief review of the process of information supply and flow, primarily in science and technology; looks at various points in the flow of information; and highlights particular ethical concerns. Facets of the process discussed in more detail include ways in which some scientists cheat in reporting research results, the reliability of the refereeing process, copyright problems, the issue of censorship in libraries, and dangers posed by computerized information retrieval services. Ethical problems for librarians and information scientists are considered, and arguments presented to demonstrate the need for a code of ethics for these groups. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Scientific and Technical Information
Note: Paper presented at the joint IIS/LA/ASLIB Conference (Sheffield, England, September 15-19, 1980).