Part IV. Ethics in Organization of Information

Part IV. Ethics in Organization of Information

  1. Learning Objectives: In this part, we focus on improving IO as a field — where is the field of IO going, and how can it better make an impact?
  2. Terminology Overview and Objectives: Part IV (Modules 12–15)

Learning Objectives: In this part, we focus on improving IO as a field — where is the field of IO going, and how can it better make an impact? is not currently supported

 

Terminology Overview and Objectives: Part IV (Modules 12–15)

Part IV. Ethics in Organization of Information

What This Part Covers: In this part, we focus on improving IO as a field—where is the field of IO going, and how can it better make an impact?

Module 12

Learning Objectives
Identify for-profit information providers and commercial discovery systems and the role they play in information discovery in LAMs and for users of LAMs.
Describe biases that may occur in these retrieval systems and limitations in terms of results stemming from the for-profit agency’s use of metadata.

Terminology
Bias in IO/IR
Recommender systems
Commercial systems in IO
Proprietaryalgorithms
“Black boxes”
Open Discovery Initiative (ODI)
User privacy

Module 13

Learning Objectives
Explain what auniversalknowledge organization system (KOS) is, how the ones in use are constructed, and give some examples.
Situate some of the main problems with universal KOSs, explain why they are the way they are, and how libraries are working to address problems with them.

Terminology
Universal KOSs
Literary warrant
Revision process (LCSH)
Cross references
User warrant
Modifying local authority records

Module 14

Learning Objectives
Describehow data about individuals is stored and used in IO and on the internet.
Identify systems commonly used to create and maintain records about individuals.
Identify ethical issues involved in collecting and presenting data about people.

Terminology
Personal names
Corporate body names
Personal name headings
Authorized forms of names
Authority work
Authority control
Wikidata
Identity management
Researcher identity management
Identifiers for individuals
Personal data/personally identifiable information (PII)
The right to be forgotten
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU
Spirits of the deceased as authors
Fictitious characters
Non-human creators

Module 15

Learning Objectives

Explain some ethical and socialjustice-related aspects of the choices made by information intermediaries and practitioners of IO when they carry out their work.

Recognizethe high costs of doing good IO work.

Articulate the importance of continuing education in IO.

Terminology
Cataloging code of ethics
Cataloging costs
Disparities in cataloging agencies
The value of IO
Continuing education in IO

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