Aus IFLA-L: CfP Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)
FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)

FAIFE Satellite Meeting 2014 in collaboration with – 14-15 August 2014, Geneva


Conference on „Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethically Based Solutions“

Information is at the center of the society in the 21st century. As an information professional, your challenges and your thoughts are key to build together a better future for the global information society.

Librarians, archivists and other information workers all over the world are quite aware of their profession’s ethical implications. Archivists have already published their international code in 1996 (the ICA Code of Deontology). On the library side, despite the fact that in more than 70 countries library associations have developed and approved a national code of ethics for librarians, there was no international code until August 2012, when the Governing Board of IFLA approved the new IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and Other Information Workers. The drafting and discussion of the code has been organised by IFLA’s FAIFE Committee. Foundation based in Geneva took part in its elaboration.

Although the international Code has now been launched and accepted as an official policy of IFLA, the FAIFE Committee considers that the work should continue, because a code of ethics must be a living document and because ways have to be found to implement ethics and ethical reflection more deeply in the day-to-day work in libraries and archives. This is the intention behind the Conference on “ Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethically Based Solutions” being organised from 14-15 August 2014 in Geneva/Switzerland, to discuss ethical dilemmas and to use the Code as an incentive to bring ethical issues more prominently in the professional and public debates.

The Conference will be held in a convenient and welcoming venue and will give participants ideal conditions to meet, to concentrate and to enter into a living, rich and open debate.

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