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Title:Ethical aspects of the librarian/vendor relationship
Author(s):Goehner, Donna
Subject(s):Librarians --Professional ethics
Library vendors - Ethics
Abstract:If one of the aims of ethics is to define and clarify the perceptions of what constitutes the Tightness or reasonableness of conduct, an obvious question is, who defines reasonable or right behavior? Individuals define reasonable behavior in their dealings with one another. However, there is a difference between describing behavior and interpreting or assessing behavior. The task ahead is to interpret and evaluate behavior between librarians and vendors, which is more difficult than description because it is necessarily subjective. Admittedly, individual and group values both play a part in how one reaches one's conclusions concerning ethics; and opinions will vary depending upon the segments of society from which comments are solicited. Because more knowledge is wanted about the ethical aspects of the librarian/vendor relationship, assessments are needed from members within those groups.
Issue Date:1991
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In F.W. Lancaster (ed) Ethics and the librarian (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October 29-31, 1989): 73-82.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (31st : 1989)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-11

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