We intend to hold informal research lunches (bring your own lunch) a few times each semester, to provide a space for faculty, students, staff, and friends interested in information policy and ethics (conceived of broadly) to share research -- both finished and in progress.
This presentation will highlight the complex array of ethical issues related to the WikiLeaks phenomenon, including the interplay of core issues in information ethics such as openness, transparency, freedom from bias, intellectual freedom, as well as security, privacy, and professional responsibility. The ethical dilemma faced by librarians in the face of WikiLeaks will also be discussed.
This free 90-minute webinar will feature a panel of experts on "hot topics" in privacy today, plus practical tips and resources for developing library programming to engage the community. Brought to you by American Libraries and ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
This talk reports on research that interrogated the various forms of social struggles that have emerged in defiance of the progressive enclosure of agricultural biotechnology within the social factory. An emphasis on the information and knowledge issues embodied in these conflicts, aside from potentially being indicative of the scope of the social factory, holds the promise of cementing an important bridge between Library and Information Studies (LIS), with its concern over information flows and the information cycle, and political economic and public policy disciplines.