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  • Kelley, Michael. (2013). Sounds of Copyright Reform. Library Journal, 138, 8-19.

"The article presents the author's views regarding the preservation of audio recordings, with information on collections in need of restoration according to a report by the U.S. National Recording Preservation Plan released by the Library of Congress (LC). Topics include national plans for the digitization of audio materials, copyright reform, and the legal aspects of sound preservation."

  • Velarde, Daniel. (2013). Illusion and Achievement in Open-Access Digitization. Feliciter, 59, 37-39.

"The article looks at visionary ideas and achievements of open-access (OA) library digitization projects in Canada. According to the author, a national OA library faces barriers including copyright, a digital deficit and the need for a workable business model for reliable service delivery. The author describes Canadian academic Michael Geist's vision of a national OA library. The author notes that public funding is not a sustainable way to support OA."

  • Daigle, Bradley J. (2012). The Digital Transformation of Special Collections. Journal of Library Administration, 52, 44-264.

"The effect of digital technology on special collections has been profound and ongoing. The purpose of this article is to explore the effect born digital materials, digitization, and intellectual property have had on special collections in the 21st century. In particular this study will focus on how archival materials have been significantly transformed by interacting with digital technology—providing both challenges in management and opportunities for new online environments to expose this content worldwide. Finally, a research experiment underway at the University of Virginia Library offers a framework that may help highlight some strategies for exploiting new opportunities going forward." [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]

  • Bynum, Terrell.  “Computer and Information Ethics.”  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  October 23, 2008.
    “Computer and information ethics," in the broadest sense of this phrase, can be understood as that branch of applied ethics which studies and analyzes such social and ethical impacts of ICT.  The present essay concerns this broad new field of applied ethics.
  • Cox, Richard J.  “Teaching, Researching, and Preaching Archival Ethics Or, How These New Views Came to Be.”  Journal of Information Ethics 19 no. 1 (Spring 2010): 20-32.  doi: 10.3172/JIE.19.2.20.  (subscription required to access this resource)
    Provides definitions of archival ethics and explains how records and archives generate archival issues.  Situates archival ethics within the modern university.  Also provides context for the student essays that follow this article.
  • Fallis, Don.  “Information Ethics for Twenty-First Century Library Professionals.”  Library Hi-Tech 25 no. 1 (2007): 23-36.  doi: 10.1108/07378830710735830. (subscription required to access this resource)
    This paper argues for the importance of information ethics to twenty-first century library professionals.  It describes what various authors have said about how information ethics can be applied to the ethical dilemmas faced by library professionals.
  • Floridi, Luciano.  “Information Ethics: An Environmental Approach to the Digital Divide.”  Philosophy in the Contemporary World 9 no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2001): 1-7.
    Floridi suggests that in order to create an ethical information society, it is vital to embrace "the fundamental principles of respect for information, its conservation and valorisation.  It must be an ecological ethics for the information environment."
  • Lee, Cal.  “Computer-Supported Elicitation of Curatorial Intent.”  Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings 10291 (September 20, 2010).
    Proposes the development and testing of computer-supported mechanisms to elicit the curatorial intent of individuals in relation to digital objects being transferred to repositories.


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