Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Values & Ethics Redux

We have talked about many of these topics already, particularly in the fourth week of the course when we talked about censorship and collection development. I really wanted to provide some links on the topic, primarily to Ranganathan (1892-1972) and his five laws. If you want to read the original text, it is available at HathiTrust http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b99721

I found two current articles on the topic that compliment Dr. Rubin’s take on the topic. Both articles are written by librarians and provide interesting perspectives on the role of libraries disseminating information and materials. What do you think?

Cloonan, Michele and John G. Dove. “Do digital libraries violate the Third Law?” Library Journal (April 1, 2005): http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA512179.html


Hilary. “S. R. Ranganathan: The Five Laws of Library Science” Vulpes Libris Blog http://vulpeslibris.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/s-r-ranganathan-the-five-laws-of-library-science/

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