Case studies and codes of ethics: The Relevance of the ACS Experience to ALIA

Keith Ferguson, Rachel Salmond, Yeslam Al-Saggaf, Michael Bowern, John Weckert

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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 (CPO) programs and a stimulus to further ethical debate in the profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Library Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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