By D.E. Williams, E.D. Garten

ISBN-10: 0762310103

ISBN-13: 9780762310104

Quantity 20 comprises very important contributions to the sector from the united kingdom, Germany, and the U.S.. those care for the evolving position of the manager details officer, info ethics, library prone at a distance, e-metrics, and non-stop caliber development.

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A categorical rule/principle is one that is always applied in the same way in all cases. This categorical nature is the distributive property of such a principle. Both Kant and Dowd argue for a categorical nature to morality. It is a strength because little deliberation is required by either theory when determining the morally correct action. The strength is in the consistency of the principle – it is categorical. The weakness of the arguments presented by both Kant and Dowd is in the justification of such a principle – should it be categorical?

Gewirth’s moral theory would appeal to the consistency principle found in the arguments presented by Hauptman and Constant, while preserving the categorical nature of morality, as exhibited by both Kant and Dowd. Such a resolution supports neither unlimited access to information nor strong censorship; it supports intellectual freedom. REVIEW OF LIBRARY LITERATURE Robert Hauptman first raised awareness about the ethical issues of reference service in 1976. Hauptman, a library school student at the time, did a study on the culpability, or lack thereof, in reference service provided by librarians.

While I believe that IT issues must be addressed at an executive level within an institution, I am also aware that executive-level positions have proliferated of late. Today, in addition to the traditional CEO, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Financial or Business Officer, Chief Operating Officer, there are increasing calls for the Chief Information Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Research Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Knowledge Officer and even Chief People Officer (Dunham, 2001; Morgan, 2001).

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