Case studies and codes of ethics: the relevance of the ACS experience to ALIA

Stuart Ferguson, Salmond, Al-Saggaf, M Bowern, John WECKERT

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Abstract

This paper comments on a recent Code of Ethics project conducted on behalf of the Australian Computer Society, and proposes a similar project for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). It reviews the scope and methodology of the project, which developed a comprehensive set of case studies and related them to the ACS Code of Ethics and to specific standards of conduct in the Code. It discusses a small selection of the case studies and suggests that a similar series for ALIA could assist in the provision of useful context for ALIA's Statement on Professional Conduct, material for the profession's continuing professional development (CPD) programs and a stimulus to further ethical debate in the profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Library Journal
Volume54
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Ferguson, S., Salmond, Al-Saggaf, Bowern, M., & WECKERT, J. (2005). Case studies and codes of ethics: the relevance of the ACS experience to ALIA. Australian Library Journal, 54(3), 299-308.