Usually when librarians speak about information ethics that usually are referring to intellectual property issues such as access and plagiarism, and to a much lesser extent privacy and censorship.  As libraries transition from being information intermediaries to content providers (OA publishing, data curation etc.) do we now have a greater ethical responsibility to ensure the veracity or correctness of the information that is deposited with us, to protect the rights of the information creator, and to ensure information systems and services we provide are used for the public good? Following from that, what expertise might be required to step into those roles?


Dr. David H. Michels
Public Services Librarian, Schulich School of Law
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Dalhousie University, 6061 University Avenue
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