Ethics, values and trust are important topics in library and information work in 2018, and the position of ethics within our professions is a hotly discussed issue.
- What does “ethics” mean for cataloguing, classification and indexing?
- What is your ethical stance as a cataloguer, and do you have ideas about what you would like to see as the ethical position(s) of cataloguing?
- Do people trust the library catalogue or the classification/indexing of library resources, and more to the point, should they?
- Have you encountered a particularly problematic area of a classification scheme or cataloguing issue which you consider to be ethically problematic?
- What do you think we could do about it? How do you deal with ethical cataloguing/indexing/classification issues in your own library or information setting?
- Who do you think are the custodians of cataloguing ethics?
- Do you think our ethical practices and policies need to change as we move from older library cataloguers to a potential linked data future?
We are seeking articles on these or any other topics broadly related to ethics, value and trust within metadata, cataloguing, classification, and indexing.
If you would like to write a paper for this issue we will send you more information. Please contact the editors:
Please also contact the editors if you have any queries or if you want to offer a paper that does not fit into any of the themes mentioned. We are always happy to consider papers on topics unrelated to an issue’s theme, especially if it is the result of some research you have conducted or a project you have been involved in.
Papers can be up to 2,000 words, and we are happy to include a selection of images. Please check our guidance for contributors: https://archive.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/catalogue-index/guidance-contributors.”