Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethical Solutions
Papers from the IFLA/FAIFE Satellite Meeting 2014
Librarians and other information professionals are often confronted with ethical conflicts and dilemmas at their workplace. Although this is not a new phenomenon, information technology based on computers, digital media and the Internet has escalated the potential to violate the fundamental values related to library and information ethics enormously.
To discuss these challenges and in particular the potential of codes of ethics in solving ethical conflicts and dilemmas FAIFE and globethics organized an IFLA-Satellite conference in August 2014 in Geneva.Information Ethics concerns the values and applications of how information is made, treated, organized, and made available for users.
The articles in this publication reflect the work of several librarians from around the world who wish to define and develop the values they believe central to the work of an information specialist, and how best to apply those values to the professional lives of all information specialists.