Perhaps we have gotten away from my original question, which was:
I am curious to know if any of you teach on Ethics in Cataloging in
a direct way. That is, do you aside time in class to talk specifically
about ethical matters, perhaps in your advanced courses?
I followed that up with:
The few articles or postings on AUTOCAT that I have read mention the
ethical dilemmas that arise from outsourcing, cultural bias, bias in
subject headings, the perils of having inexperienced staff (professional or
non-professional), record nabbing, and UBC.
In your experience, are there other perhaps newer ethical problems in
cataloging that have not been addressed at all?
I thought that there was an ethical dimension to the example I provided
earlier, but I am actually much more interested in hearing answers to these
Thanks for considering them.
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