Toward a Code of Ethics for Cataloging

@article{Bair2005TowardAC,
  title={Toward a Code of Ethics for Cataloging},
  author={Sheila Bair},
  journal={Technical Services Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={23},
  pages={13 - 26}
}
  • Sheila Bair
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Computer Science
  • Technical Services Quarterly
ABSTRACT Cataloging is the foundation of librarianship, and catalogers are professionals with special skills that set them apart from the profession in general and give them unique ethical responsibilities. They have power to help or harm on an increasingly global scale, yet very little has been written about the ethical issues faced by catalogers. This paper explores the ethics of cataloging, including encoding, subject analysis, authority control, and copy-cataloging, and examines descriptive… 
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