Ethics for Records and Information Management
by Norman A. Mooradian
American Library Association, 2018
Paper: 978-0-8389-1639-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8389-1763-3
Library of Congress Classification HF5736.M576 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 174.4

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

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