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Ethics for Records and Information Management

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  • Author: Norman A. Mooradian
  • ISBN: 9780838916391
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2018
  • Format: Paperback – 224 pages
  • Language: English

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The scope and reach of information, driven by the explosive growth of information technologies and content types, has expanded dramatically over the past 30 years. The consequences of these changes to records and information management (RIM) professionals are profound, necessitating not only specialized knowledge but added responsibilities. RIM professionals require a professional ethics to guide them in their daily practice and to form a basis for developing and implementing organizational policies, and Mooradian’s new book provides a rigorous outline of such an ethics. Taking an authoritative principles/rules based approach to the subject, this book comprehensively addresses

  • the structure of ethics, outlining principles, moral rules, judgements, and exceptions;
  • ethical reasoning, from meaning and logic to dilemmas and decision methods;
  • the ethical core of RIM, discussing key topics such as organizational context, the positive value of accountability, conflicts of interest, and confidentiality;
  • important ethical concerns like copyright and intellectual property, whistleblowing, information leaks, disclosure, and privacy; and
  • the relationship between RIM ethics and information governance.

An essential handbook for information professionals who manage records, archives, data, and other content, this book is also an ideal teaching text for students of information ethics.

Author Biography

Norman Mooradian has had a multifaceted career working as an information professional and as an educator focusing on ethics. He has worked in the field of enterprise content management (ECM) for twenty years focusing on information governance in the public sector. He has technical and professional certifications in ECM, as well as extensive technical training in ECM and related technologies. His responsibilities include business analysis, information architecture, solution documentation, educational content development and delivery. Norman received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from the Ohio State University and has completed graduate courses in legal studies at the University of Illinois. He has researched and published on issues in information technology ethics and business ethics. He has taught ethics, business ethics, and logic and critical thinking at colleges and universities over the last three decades.

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