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ERIC Number: EJ616768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
The Ethical Presuppositions behind the Library Bill of Rights.
Fricke, Martin; Mathiesen, Kay; Fallis, Don
Library Quarterly, v70 n4 p468-91 Oct 2000
Critically examines the ethical presuppositions upon which the American Library Association's (ALA's) Library Bill of Rights is based in light of several ethical theories. Suggests social contact theory provides the strongest argument for a right to access information. Argues that the ALA's advocacy of an unlimited right to access is based on a mistaken understanding of what follows from the fact that all judgments are fallible. (Contains 42 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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