Just a quick note that registration is still open for the “The Ethics of Information Organization“ conference hosted by the Center for Information Policy Research and the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Ethics of Information Organization
May 22-23, 2009
Information organization (IO), like other major functions of the information profession, faces many ethical challenges. In the IO literature, ethical concerns have been raised with regard to, for example, the role of national and international IO standards, providing subject access to information, deprofessionalization and outsourcing of IO, education of IO professionals, and the effects of globalization. These issues, and others like them, have serious implications for quality and equity in information access. The Center for Information Policy Research and the Information Organization Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee join in presenting this conference to address the ethics of information organization.
- Clare Beghtol, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
- José Augusto Chaves Guimarães, Professor, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
- Janet Swan Hill, Professor, Associate Director for Technical Services, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries, USA
Full program with abstracts: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOIS/cipr/ioethics_program.html
Registration: $125, which includes breakfasts and lunches, and an informal reception (less for students). Register online here.
::UDPATE:: The “Ethics of Information Organization” conference has gotten off to a great start. You can follow some of the action at #IOEthics.