Ethical dilemmas in libraries: An international perspective

Plamen Miltenoff, Robert Hauptman

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Purpose - The authors have the purpose of surveying international librarians in order to discover whether ethical considerations are of real import in various countries. Design/methodology/approach - The web masters of 20 sites were contacted for permission to disseminate a brief survey to their members. Findings - The results from the 17 sites surveyed were encouraging: many participants indicated an interest in ethics. Research limitations/implications - A larger, more diverse survey could be implemented in the future. Originality/value - This is perhaps the first survey of its kind. It shows that people in various countries do care about ethical issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-670
Number of pages7
JournalElectronic Library
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethics
  • Internet
  • Librarians


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